More of my Wildlife Photographs.

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  1. Dean76

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    truley beautiful....send bushman a link to this thread I am sure he would love to see it. He's got some incredible wildlife pics but thats the advantage of being sponsored by nikon i guess :)

    great work dean
     
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    WOW! You have some incredible pics there dude! That Fish Eagle shot is unbelievable!

    Please tell us what camera, lenses, etc you are using!

    Incredible pics!
     
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    Very nice pics
     
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    Birds in Flight are always difficult, hence the high standards that needs to be set to be able to get that "extra" , but still a brilliant Capture.
    But in all fairness- this is the pic that has it all (to me), angle, composure, light, almost mirror effect with the 02 giraffes, and the best "depth of field" "perspective" I've seen in a long time.

    This is one heck of a shot, excellent:

     
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    I usually have so much o say, but rigt now...WOW
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    Great pics, nice work man :)
     
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    awesome! you still need to give us a quick rundown on your methods ;)
     
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    one word!!.......awesomeness!!;)
     
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    Nice shot!!!:thumbup:
     
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    Here is a rundown on my photography.

    I shot in raw all the time. With wildlife on my camera I will shot in AV mode. Should it be an action shot I will go with high ISO 200 to 400 to get the speed up to get a sharp photograph? Birds in flight always try to shoot over a 1000/sec.

    Once I have a photograph I will open it with Photoshop, Photoshop has a raw converter. In here I will check my Temperature, Exposure and put my Blacks to 0, the contrast to 18 and the saturation to 20. Then click open photograph.

    In Photoshop I have a work flow that I work with. I start by cropping the photograph the way I would want it. Then I work with my Levels to give the photo a bit of “pop”. Next I will work with Hue/Saturation to give the photo that extra colour. Next I use a bit, just a bit of Shadow/Highlights to bring back some detail in the darker areas (Shadows @ 12 and Highlights @ 2). Next I will use my lasso tool and select my main subject in my photograph. Next I will select invert selection to work on everything else in the photo except the main subject. U will give a surface blur on the background and darken the background by -2 or-3. I will then select invert selection again working back on the main subject only. Run a sharpening on the main subject only making it standout from the background. Hit deselect and lastly I will work on the curves of the photograph.

    This is a quick rundown of what I do to the raw photograph to get to my main/end result Photograph. Resizing for the web is a whole new game again.

    I hope this has helped? One would need to know Photoshop a bit to know what I am talking about. If you would like some more info please feel free to ask or PM me and I will try my best to explain.

    Again I hope this helps and thank you ALL for the FANTASTIC comments and taking the time to look.

    Thanks
    Dean
     
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    all thats AFTER youve nailed a decent shot though, its hard enough getting a decent photo but you do have some fantastic shots:)
     
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    Always love your photos on ODP. Great shots.
     
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    thanks dean!
     
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    WOW! Dean! Amazing man! I really LOVE your photography!
     
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