Two more shots of the stork from Tuesday. I did go out again today but the light was shocking and the birds were pretty much absent. My 4.45 wake up was in vain.
I had this idea that one shot of the stork in particular should look good in B&W. I have played around with it but in the end I could not get the effect I wanted so I gave up on it. The next effort was a half hour spent tinkering with all sorts of sliders and curves, creating layers and running actions. Finally, a frame that was resized and sharpened for web and nothing more.The last 2 frames are below and I suspect you can guess which is which. The lesson learned (again) is that sometimes the image just doesn’t need any real processing.
Neither image has proper eye contact and that for a bird shot often if not invariably means it fails. However here the bird is preening so it is almost a given that the head is going to half buried in its plumage and therefore I submit that these images do ‘work’. That is a personal view and feel free to disagree. Loudly if you wish.