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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1110 on: April 16, 2013, 10:20:35 AM »
Lovely King Vulture!

I installed Lightroom 5 Beta to try out its advance healing brush to remove obstructions like the blade of grass you see in the previous image.


Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) by alabang, on Flickr

What do you think? Was the retouching noticeable?
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1111 on: April 16, 2013, 10:24:33 AM »
a couple of pics taken in the garden

Gorgeous color in that first one.  Very nice!

+1 You have a GREAT garden  :) Love the clarity and sharpness on the first one too!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1112 on: April 16, 2013, 10:33:40 AM »

Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) by alabang, on Flickr

The Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) is a distinctively coloured, highly dispersive, medium-sized rail of the family Rallidae. This species comprises several subspecies found throughout much of Australasia and the south-west Pacific region, including the Philippines (where it is known as Tikling), New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand (where it is known as the Banded Rail or Moho-pereru in Māori),[2] and numerous smaller islands, covering a range of latitudes from the tropics to the Subantarctic.

It is a largely terrestrial bird the size of a small domestic chicken, with mainly brown upperparts, finely banded black and white underparts, a white eyebrow, chestnut band running from the bill round the nape, with a buff band on the breast. It utilises a range of moist or wetland habitats with low, dense vegetation for cover. It is usually quite shy but may become very tame and bold in some circumstances, such as in island resorts within the Great Barrier Reef region.[3]

The Buff-banded Rail is an omnivorous scavenger which feeds on a range of terrestrial invertebrates and small vertebrates, seeds, fallen fruit and other vegetable matter, as well as carrion and refuse. Its nest is usually situated in dense grassy or reedy vegetation close to water, with a clutch size of 3-4. Although some island populations may be threatened, or even exterminated, by introduced predators, the species as a whole appears to be safe and its conservation status is considered to be of Least Concern.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buff-banded_Rail

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Looks better without the blade of grass in front of the Buff-banded Rail  :)
It (blade of grass) appeared to be coming out of nowhere so it was a good choice to remove IMHO.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1113 on: April 16, 2013, 10:38:15 AM »
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Wow, that's a pretty awesome looking bird!

Thanks Ken! Yeah, you should see the wingspan on this guy, it has to be something like 7 feet across.
Wow, that's huge as well.  I must say, this is one of my favorite "portrait" images of Avian, mostly as it's so unusual, ugly and fantastically beautiful all in one!  Do you have any images with the whole body?
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1114 on: April 16, 2013, 10:40:24 AM »
Lovely King Vulture!

Thank you! He was a really good surprise! I've seen black and turkey vultures flying around, but only seen this kind in the Zoo.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1115 on: April 16, 2013, 10:41:04 AM »
Lovely King Vulture!

I installed Lightroom 5 Beta to try out its advance healing brush to remove obstructions like the blade of grass you see in the previous image.


Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) by alabang, on Flickr

What do you think? Was the retouching noticeable?
Much better.  Did the new healing brush work in a fashion similar to CS6 or Elements 11 by any chance? 
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1116 on: April 16, 2013, 10:45:09 AM »
I came across a grey heron the other day in the local park being very tolerant of the people and dogs walking past
Nice image Hannes!  I'm pretty certain this is a breeding aged Great Blue Heron however.  Unless you are from overseas somewhere, I'm not aware of any "Grey Heron" in the US... I could be wrong but I'm fairly certain.  Nice image, none the less!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1117 on: April 16, 2013, 11:17:33 AM »
Much better.  Did the new healing brush work in a fashion similar to CS6 or Elements 11 by any chance?
I've never used CS6 or Elements 11.

I based my workflow on this video.

Lightroom 5 beta: Advanced Healing Brush
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1118 on: April 16, 2013, 03:16:15 PM »
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200mm f/2.8L II USM on a 5D Mark II
Wow, that's a pretty awesome looking bird!

Thanks Ken! Yeah, you should see the wingspan on this guy, it has to be something like 7 feet across.
Wow, that's huge as well.  I must say, this is one of my favorite "portrait" images of Avian, mostly as it's so unusual, ugly and fantastically beautiful all in one!  Do you have any images with the whole body?

Ken, it's one of my favorites for the same reason's too ;D

Yes, well I have one other posted on my flickr account. I was in a hurry to change the settings because I thought the King Vulture was preparing for flight, but changed to jumping down to the ground.  Pretty silly looking capture, but I like it anyway. Here is the link, as this thread is for portraits and did not want to post that image here...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77724886@N06/8656034062/#in/photostream/
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1119 on: April 16, 2013, 05:07:50 PM »
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200mm f/2.8L II USM on a 5D Mark II
Wow, that's a pretty awesome looking bird!

Thanks Ken! Yeah, you should see the wingspan on this guy, it has to be something like 7 feet across.
Wow, that's huge as well.  I must say, this is one of my favorite "portrait" images of Avian, mostly as it's so unusual, ugly and fantastically beautiful all in one!  Do you have any images with the whole body?

Ken, it's one of my favorites for the same reason's too ;D

Yes, well I have one other posted on my flickr account. I was in a hurry to change the settings because I thought the King Vulture was preparing for flight, but changed to jumping down to the ground.  Pretty silly looking capture, but I like it anyway. Here is the link, as this thread is for portraits and did not want to post that image here...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77724886@N06/8656034062/#in/photostream/
BW, that's really a beautiful bird.  I looked at your flicker image, I've got a lot of birds in that awkward spot!  No worries, I'm even more impressed with it's beauty now!  Do you know where those type of Vultures are from? 
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1120 on: April 16, 2013, 05:44:59 PM »
Great-Crested Flycatcher~ :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1121 on: April 16, 2013, 06:38:39 PM »
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« Reply #1122 on: April 16, 2013, 06:40:00 PM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1123 on: April 16, 2013, 06:42:45 PM »
Sarcoramphus papa (King Vulture)

Wow, that's a pretty awesome looking bird!

Thanks Ken! Yeah, you should see the wingspan on this guy, it has to be something like 7 feet across.
Wow, that's huge as well.  I must say, this is one of my favorite "portrait" images of Avian, mostly as it's so unusual, ugly and fantastically beautiful all in one!  Do you have any images with the whole body?

Ken, it's one of my favorites for the same reason's too ;D

Yes, well I have one other posted on my flickr account. I was in a hurry to change the settings because I thought the King Vulture was preparing for flight, but changed to jumping down to the ground.  Pretty silly looking capture, but I like it anyway. Here is the link, as this thread is for portraits and did not want to post that image here...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77724886@N06/8656034062/#in/photostream/
BW, that's really a beautiful bird.  I looked at your flicker image, I've got a lot of birds in that awkward spot!  No worries, I'm even more impressed with it's beauty now!  Do you know where those type of Vultures are from?

From my understanding the geographical range: Mexico and Venezuela, through to Argentina. I'm headed towards Venezuela fairly soon so maybe I'll get a chance to see more...

That look that the Flycatcher has in the second one is priceless. Looking at the camera as if to say what is that?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1124 on: April 16, 2013, 07:13:51 PM »
I came across a grey heron the other day in the local park being very tolerant of the people and dogs walking past
Nice image Hannes!  I'm pretty certain this is a breeding aged Great Blue Heron however.  Unless you are from overseas somewhere, I'm not aware of any "Grey Heron" in the US... I could be wrong but I'm fairly certain.  Nice image, none the less!
Looks like a Great Blue Heron to me as well.... I see them all over the place (Eastern Ontario, Canada) and there is one that regularly feeds at the end of my yard.... I never get tired of seeing them.
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