Psjunkie wrote:John I think the eagle is excellent but the background needs to look like something other than soft brushed mustard.....for me it's just looking fake or something if that makes sense...
minniev wrote:He's a gorgeous bird and you captured him well. Like Frank, I might prefer some more definition in the background to be able to see more environmental context. But for a formal portrait of a regal bird isolated from all but the color of the background, it's a grand one.
St3v3M wrote:There are several 'problems' with this image. It feels like sacrilege to even say that, but I may be able to explain.
The main is the background, and it comes down to the apparent depth of field. It's so flat it's almost like it's not there, or was done on a studio background and is flat, flat, flat. It's not a bad thing and I like the painterly quality it presents, but like most images we want the background story to compliment the main character where in this case it 'should' be leaves or something like it. The other 'problem' is the color, which there's nothing you can do about. The 'problem' isn't so much the color though as much as the lack of contrasting colors we've come to expect. So is there anything really wrong with this image, no, other than our expectations.
I love this image, but I will say the depth of field is so strong it appears the eagle is a cutout. It so sharp, and the background so soft, it feels rather harsh.
I love this image and would be proud to hang it on my wall. Wow! I keep looking at it in a square crop, and love it so! S-
WingShooter wrote:Thanks for the input and tend to agree with you on the background. I need to spend a about a month just taking images of the Tetons and the wildlife.
St3v3M wrote:WingShooter wrote:Thanks for the input and tend to agree with you on the background. I need to spend a about a month just taking images of the Tetons and the wildlife.
Please know I would proudly hang this if I had taken it, but the site is about improving and improve we must! S-
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