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Old 04-03-2011, 11:17 AM
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A Leashed Red Tailed Hawk

Any opinions on what this photo needs please let me know. Thanks.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:59 PM
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Re: A Leashed Red Tailed Hawk

Brightness, contrast..... set black point and white point in levels
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:26 PM
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Re: A Leashed Red Tailed Hawk

Just curves layer to neutralise cast in shadow and highlights.Additonal curve layer with mask to neutralise blue cast in light feathers under wing.
Hue and saturation layer to reduce the blue in the glove and increase warmth of background if required
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:05 PM
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Re: A Leashed Red Tailed Hawk

What a great bird!

I agree with the image needing a luminosity adjustment and, in my opinion, warmer overall tones. I also think the halo on the left of the bird is a bit distracting.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:58 PM
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Re: A Leashed Red Tailed Hawk

Thanks everyone. I got some great ideas.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:06 PM
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Re: A Leashed Red Tailed Hawk

I believe you have a serious color caste...I think it was slightly out of focus and you over sharpened producing halos and also over saturated.

I removed caste with grey eyedropper in levels.

Cloned out the halos

Desaturated slightly

I used pixel bender for a little texture...not needed but i like ti.


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Old 04-03-2011, 11:16 PM
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Re: A Leashed Red Tailed Hawk

The hawk capture is a great idea, beautiful bird too, the photo is too dark thou... and colors are too bright... I duplicated it twice changed to screen blend mode, to make it clear, then, applied a blur fade, unsharp mask, color correction, and added a color layer with very low opacity...
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:43 PM
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Re: A Leashed Red Tailed Hawk

I would like to see a link to the high res of the original you started with...
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:01 AM
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Re: A Leashed Red Tailed Hawk

I goofed up in that I shot it in JPG instead of RAW. I will find the image and email it to you. Thanks for looking.

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Old 04-05-2011, 08:04 PM
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Re: A Leashed Red Tailed Hawk

As others stated, the first problem was the garish color. Perhaps working from the original JPEG would solve the problem.

Where did you shoot the hawk? I see them at the Claremont CA Village Venture every year, brought there by Wild Wings. The first shot is the guy holding the hawk; the second was taken with judicious zooming and choice of low angle ;-).

Post-processed with Topaz Clean and onOne PhotoFrame
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