It is still color, it is not yet light — Pierre Bonnard
This image of a black necked stilt bird feeding in shallow water might look like a computer rendered digital art, but except for the enhanced back ground colors, everything else is from a single RAW capture. I use “shade” color while balance to get a warmer color tones, change level to boost the black points, and apply a linear S curve to get the rich golden water surface. The rest of the colors come from shooting into the setting sun. I’ve done this a few times with my other bird shots. For this image, it took countless tries to get the reflected light on the inner ripples to match with the bird’s position.
On a personal note, its been a while since my last post. I am so busy that shooting and posting photos on a regular basic now is nearly impossible. There are still a few weeks old emails from my inbox that I haven’t gone through yet :( For those asking how am I doing? I’m good. Thank you. I’m just super busy. My life has different priorities now. Last evening was the first time in weeks that I was able to take my camera out and for a little bird watching in the warm sun. Hopefully, I’ll find the time and the motivation to take my camera out more often.
EXIF & Info
- Canon EOS 5D
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
- Hoya 77mm DMC PRO1 Digital Circular Polarizer
- [F8] [1/250s] [200mm] [ISO 100]
- Exposure Mode:
- Date Taken:
- March 17, 2009
- March 17, 2009 at 11:45 pm