Fishing Crow Silhouette

© Mitch Spence

Fishing Crow Silhouette

Uploaded: May 18, 2020 | Entered: May 18, 2020 11:36:47


I've been doing quite a few shore bird silhouettes. It's one of those things you can do successfully in midday brightness, when you aren't supposed to be shooting. On the many sunny days around here, for me that's often. The brightness of water and sun gets you on your way to this with natural high contrast. Then you can use RAW editing to zap up the blacks and whites. Then you can clean up more by using any program that will help you with high contrast, including NIK, Topaz, etc. I always try to leave just a touch of silhouetted environment as well as the bird itself. You can also use many sorts of frames. I never was aware of this particular bird until I saw one in the shallows searching through shells for a meal. Category: Post-Processing Techniques 2

Exif: Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7100; Shutter Speed: 1/320; Aperture: f/11.0; ISO: 200; Orientation: 1; Date: 2019:03:29 14:18:41


Oscar J. Pung level-classic May 19, 2020

Excellent work Mitch. Enjoyed reading your explanation too. #1739239

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic July 01, 2020

Love this silhouette, and congratulations on your Gold! #11814581

Michele Peterson level-classic July 01, 2020

Wonderfully captured and edited, Mitch, I love the end result! Congratulations on the win! #11814914

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