Color or BW?

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Rafael Lopes, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

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    Color for this little beauty, is my opinion Rafael!
     
  2. Penny

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    For clarity of the bird's eye and feathers the B&W wins for me, that said I do like the colours though.
     
  3. Streetshooter

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    It would look good with selective color. The background in B&W and the bird in color.
    Easy in Silver Effex2.
     
  4. Will

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    The B&W for me.
     
  5. BBW

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    Good suggestion about the selective color. True, I do miss seeing the bird's eye details in the color version.
     
  6. Rafael Lopes

    Rafael Lopes SC Regular

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    You guys are right....even though I like the color version more, the B&W does bring out more detail on the birds'eye.
     
  7. Streetshooter

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    Raf, even in color, the clarity slider would add the details....
    It's a beautiful bird against a drab background. Very good juxtaposition. It reinforces the struggle for beauty to survive. Thus the reason I posted the above idea.
     
  8. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    +1 for color rendition.
     
  9. Streetshooter

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    Raf, I just got a call from 1-800-Heaven.... Audubon says color.
     
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  10. Rafael Lopes

    Rafael Lopes SC Regular

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    As someone said in another forum, nature deserves color :)
    Anyone who knows me from other forums knows I'm not a nature photographer at all (as a matter of fact this is probably one of the first pictures of a bird I've ever taken), but it IS something I would really like doing more often and you have to start sometime. I've just received this 70-300mm and I was super happy about taking it to the zoo this weekend (I figured it would be better to start with animals that don't move much first hehehe) but I've got some bad flu and ended up staying at home all weekend...I was very frustrated and this little bird was the only thing I've managed to shoot so far (it was actually THE only shot I've taken of the bird).
     
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  11. BBW

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    Rafael, I hope you're on the mend soon and do understand your desire to do more nature photography. I think that if I had more access that I'd go in that direction and, of course, then need a nice long lens for a camera. Get well soon and please report back very soon!
     
  12. nikki

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    I definitly prefare the color version! fab picture!