Eastern Phoebe (Three Photographs)

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This Phoebe was a most accommodating subject. What struck me in addition to its cooperation was the background. My aim was for the bird to stand out against an interesting background. By darkening it slightly and brightening the bird marginally, I believe I achieved this. This was done in Photoshop with masks created with the PS magic wand because my other tools were not selecting the bird very well. Then it was just a matter of inverting that mask and lowering the brightness. A radial dial adjustment was used to brighten the bird’s head in Lightroom.

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20 responses

  1. nice…three images..!! awesome indeed..

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    October 28, 2016 at 1:43 am

  2. Cute bird!

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    October 28, 2016 at 11:29 am

  3. These are wonderfully sharp and detailed, Victor! The bird and branch really pops!

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    October 28, 2016 at 2:08 pm

  4. Some great photos of a pretty bird!

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    October 28, 2016 at 9:06 pm

  5. What really grabs me are the very interesting backgrounds. Well done, Victor.

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    October 29, 2016 at 3:53 pm

  6. Your photos are just so your style of great nature shots

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    October 29, 2016 at 6:12 pm

  7. Great shot

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    October 30, 2016 at 12:32 pm

  8. In the first shot the background nicely cooperates with the bird.. beautiful combination really makes the little bird stand out 🙂
    Great shots Victor!

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    November 1, 2016 at 5:14 pm

  9. Those pretty eyes. Little angle. Green background with the main subject bird is interesting as a whole pic. Bird and branch look neat. Nice capture.

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    December 15, 2016 at 1:50 am

  10. Can’t imagine the world without the gorgeous birds! That’s why they say ‘shoot birds and animals but only with cameras’! Even I just posted some lovely pics from my birding trip to the Nilgiris, which you’ll surely like! 🙂

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    January 3, 2017 at 2:36 am

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