Portrait of a Goldeneye
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|We're starting to have some very nice spring days now in Calgary. I went to the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary yesterday. Two Common Goldeneye ducks were there on one of the small ponds. I like to go there in the early evening, because the reflections on the water are quite interesting. I was close enough to the male duck, and the light was just right, so that I was able to capture the rich emerald green of his head. I posted a shot of a male Goldeneye before, so I didn't want to post another one -- even though the light was better. I settled on a portrait this time, in order to display the colours of his head and the patterns in the water behind him. |
In PP, after cropping the duck's head, so that his eye was at the 1/3 point in both directions, I adjusted the contrast and brightness a bit. Then, I did some selective saturation of green, yellow, blue and cyan -- not much, just enough to offset the reduced light for the time of day. I also adjusted vibrance up a bit. Finally, I did a slight amount of noise reduction and sharpening.
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Wow! Quel portrait!.
Les couleurs sont superbes et luisantes.
Ensemble harmonieux. beau cliché présenté ici. Bravo. Bon week-end.
Very nice capture, well done!
WoW! what a beautiful close-up!!
Excellent POV. and details,
beautiful colors and light.
nice contrast and very well done.
all my compliments