- iglootrek (1621)
- [2005-10-28 11:50]
Nice pick again...
I add your picture to the "bald eagles head" theme :-)
I just like these birds !!!
- hummingbird24 (64)
- [2005-10-28 11:56]
Hello again Michael,
This one is my preference of the two.
An amazing portrait and sharp details, the whole composition is exceptional, (including the frame).
Congratulations, thank you!
- fiyo (15151)
- [2005-10-28 12:58]
Excellent shot !
Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours.
- coasties (28048)
- [2005-10-28 13:43]
Short on time again today, but enough time to look at this stunning shot. Very good POV. Good depth of colour. The lighting gives a great mood. Sharpness, clarity and detail are all spot on. Nicely composed work. Thanks.
Good portait of the eagle!
I like the composition and the focus is very sharp.
It might be my monitor adjustment, but I feel the shadow are little to dark. As an Ansel Adams admirer, I like to hint of details all over including dark shadows. However I also like deep saturated colors like its face and its beak. I tried a WS on it to increase shadow details. I'm not saying it's better, it's just my preferenc.
Great shot and TFS
- wideload (3783)
- [2005-10-28 14:42]
Stands out well against the dark background Michael.
Focus and exposure are spot on, the good lighting has really helped to bring out the detail, very nice work.
- wallhalla15 (13829)
- [2005-10-28 15:52]
Excellent shot Michael, great lighting, details and sharpness, nice bg and contrast. Very well done, thanks for sharing.
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-10-28 15:55]
Excellent portrait Michael. Name of this bird is obvious - it looks bald and proud. Highest quality, perfect capture.
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2005-10-28 16:02]
Hi Michael, very moody lighting. Lovely details and I like the composition, very nice work.
- baudinm (56)
- [2005-10-28 16:54]
This is a very nice portrait of this eagle.
The framing is perfectly corresponding with the attitude of the eagle.
I also like the colors and the great lighting.
- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2005-10-28 18:45]
Nice shot Michael,
Good colour, detail and sharpness.
Well composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting, have a good weekend.
- chouette (3022)
- [2005-10-28 19:30]
Excellent portrait Michael! Beautiful light, nice POV and DOF. Excellent sharpness and details. Thanks for sharing!
- marhowie (470)
- [2005-10-29 14:03]
This is another fine shot of the Bald Eagle Michael. Superb sharpness in your portrait. Color, exposure, POV & DOF are all excellent. Very well done & Thank You.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2005-10-29 18:31]
Another stunning shot of the Bald Eagle. Very dramatic lighting here. Beautiful color and razor sharp detail.
- cecilia (4630)
- [2005-10-30 7:41]
What a regal shot...fantastic image,colour and detail...
- Toni (2034)
- [2005-10-30 11:29]
Stunning portrait taken in such pretty light. Superb details and lovely colour of the beak.
- livios (16936)
- [2005-10-30 14:46]
Michael, this is a painting. Everything's excellent here: sharpness, composition, pov, dark bg and dof.
Strong visual impact, amazing details.
- delfi (106)
- [2005-11-12 17:23]
My compliments on the pic. I in particular like this shot and also the way you've presented it with the artwork-frame.
A job well done !
However, when comparing the workshop pic of Alain with yours, I got a little bit concerned. In general, I like the work of Alain. But (probably in an attempt to make it better) in this case, the workshop pic has been over-processed: it now has has become useless for commercial purposes. Contrast has diminished, overall it has become too bright and colors are bleached, thus less saturated, in-accurate. Because of the boost in brightness, a "digital grid" (USM, wrong pixel setting?) now clearly shows, which makes the picture look low-res JPEG or as if it was printed on canvas and photographed afterwards. I myself don't like that "canvas-look" when it comes to photos, not even if it was intended. Also a lot of noise is now clearly showing (esp. at the bottom in the feathers), and that by itself makes this photo useless for (commercial) publishing.
That said, what I don't understand is that you have marked this workshop as useful ?
In my opinion it is a perfect example of "the blind leading the blind" (no offense, non-personal). In my opinion Alain should have considered his authority on Digital-photo processing before "tutoring" you.
When it comes to digital-processing of photos, in most cases less is more ! So my advice would be limit yourself to minor, cosmetic changes, typically color balance only (for neutrality, haze elimination, which boosts perceived contrast slightly by accomplishing digital-white or RGB-levels max in the brightest pixels -if present) and slight overall brightness levels -without boosting so much, that noise becomes clearly visible- for this type of photography. After-all, in general: "fixing" a photo means that the photo wasn't good to begin with, and (extensive) digital-processing doesn't always make it better, not to mention the fact that ones photography improves by it.
Only process a photo if you are certain that it improves overall-quality. Always compare processed-results with the original, and each time it's been processed, ask yourself: has overall-quality really improved ?
Best regards (to the both of you).
- jack123 (306)
- [2007-02-26 12:18]
une photo de toute beauté et d'une qualitée technique irreprochable