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Hawk portrait


Posted by SMB on Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:48 am

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A perched hawk on a gray day was pretty monochrome to start with. Converted to B&W with heavy sepia blending.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:05 pm
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I like this! Nice morph into a lovely sepia tonality that brings out the contrasts and clarity in the feathers and eye. A conversion like this perhaps lets you see more detail without the more confusing factor of stronger color differences, even if the bird was not very colorful to begin with. Of course your very sharp picture helps in the first place. :) There is almost a woodcut look to this- very well done!
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by Sandy R-B on Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:28 pm
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The sepia tone works well here, and adds definition.
Very fine work!
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by Ron Day on Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:28 pm
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A good-looking portrait, Stan! I like the detail you captured in this hawk, and the definition created by the subtle shadows on the body. Beautiful job with the sepia blending!
 

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