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The Geese of Deloraine :: P-HDR

Please pardon me for being a bit girly today haha! Well, not often do u get a wildlife post from moi so hope it is not too bad to start with. These geese couples are very friendly. In fact they are the only 2 I can find in that area & they love to follow humans around... of coz with food in their mind what else! :D Its fascinating how they allow me to go that close to them considering i'm only using a wide angle lens. Anyway, have a greasey geesey Tuesday!

 

View LARGE On Black to get some geesey ripples

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About

 

The Geese at Meander River at Deloraine, Tasmania

 

The Shot

 

Standard 1 exposure shot (0 EV) in RAW with tripod using Sigma DC HSM 10-20mm lens

 

Photomatix

 

- Tonemapped generated HDR using detail enhancer option

 

Photoshop

 

- Added 2 layer mask effect of 'curves' to increase the contrast

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (blues) to enhance the water

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (yellows) to lighten the grass

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (reds) to tone down the earth

- Used 'unsharp mask' (as always) on the background layer

 

You

 

All comments, criticism and tips for improvements are (as always) welcome

 

Music

 

Joan Armatrading - Flight Of The Wild Geese

 

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Taken on December 26, 2009