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Randy Stout

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Cold spring morning - loon flap
« on: July 24, 2021, 01:58:23 »
This loon was imaged several years ago on a cold April morn.  The loons had just returned to this northern lake, and were settling in for mating and raising a family.

I floated around with them in my little loon boat, glad that I had dressed warmly , as it was 28 degrees when I put the boat in the water.

Nikon D4, 600 VR. f/5.6 1/640s, ISO 1600.  Fill flash with Better Beamer.

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Re: Cold spring morning - loon flap
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2021, 09:48:39 »
Beautiful like a monochrome.

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Re: Cold spring morning - loon flap
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2021, 12:27:22 »
Beautiful image, pose and technique. Agree with Fons the almost monochrome quality works very well here too.

Randy Stout

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Re: Cold spring morning - loon flap
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2021, 13:52:22 »
Thanks folks:

I thought about converting it to B&W, but then you lose that subtle red in the eye, which is such a essential part of a loon!  May try it anyway.

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Any thoughts about the B&W vs color? preferences?

Ian Watson

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Re: Cold spring morning - loon flap
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2021, 16:26:55 »
A beautiful photograph, Randy! I agree that the colour may very subtle in your original version but removing it takes away a little of the richness.

Randy Stout

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Re: Cold spring morning - loon flap
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2021, 16:29:26 »
Thanks Ian:

I agree, still prefer the original version, but always good to try options. 

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Re: Cold spring morning - loon flap
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2021, 17:10:36 »
This image works but it is color version all the way for me.

  Thanks for the option!

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Re: Cold spring morning - loon flap
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2021, 18:50:23 »
I'm a B&W guy but I agree that just that little hint of color improves the image.  Good show!
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Re: Cold spring morning - loon flap
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2021, 21:53:39 »
I agree - the pure B&W looks flatter - much prefer the first one.

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Re: Cold spring morning - loon flap
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2021, 22:49:58 »
Excellent ! Prefer the color one.
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Re: Cold spring morning - loon flap
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2021, 08:38:11 »
Great shot.

The subtle colors are perfect for the color version

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Re: Cold spring morning - loon flap
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2021, 13:58:06 »
Yes, the subtle color retains the atmosphere of the scene better to me.  Nice capture anyway!
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Re: Cold spring morning - loon flap
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2021, 18:45:02 »
Excellent shot!
I prefer the original one :)

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Re: Cold spring morning - loon flap
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2021, 00:24:09 »
Stunning photo of a beautiful bird, I imagine this capture made your day! I too prefer the colour version, the soft subtle colours and gentle light create the perfect atmosphere.
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Re: Cold spring morning - loon flap
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2021, 22:15:28 »
I really enjoy this beautiful photograph! Thank you for sharing!