A Fowl Look, If There Ever Was One!




A Fowl Look, If There Ever Was One!
Extremely fidgety, getting these characters to pose was next to impossible until the last day, on our way out of the Sinharaja rainforest in Sri Lanka. This Sri Lankan Junglefowl (Gallus lafayetii) stopped in the understory and turned, cocking its head to give us a look. Just then the sun caught its comb and lit it afire!
Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:22 pm
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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:41 am

Love the saturation and intensity of the colors and the look. To keep the viewers eyes glued firmly on its eyes I would consider these additional processing - crop a few pixel on left side of the frame and just a few on top to avoid little brighter spot. I would slightly reduce the contrast on brighter spot above the tail. Thanks for sharing.

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Commentby Pramod Viswanath on Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:25 pm

What makes this image for me is the light and the way you have captured it here. I like Ganesh's suggestions, words of a perfectionist! :) Beautiful image Arati.

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Commentby AratiRao on Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:11 pm

Thanks pramod. And ganesh, as always, impeccable feedback. will rework. thanks!

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Commentby Praveen P Mohandas on Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:46 pm

a more tighter crop can make very powerful portrait .....gives a very different dimension of the bird.....


Commentby Prithvi K on Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:34 pm

Oh I love those burning eyes,may be a bit more sharpening of just the eyes might emphasize the eyes better.
The spotlgiht is amazing.Agree that the bright spots in middle and top of the frame are distracting.