Juvenile Eagle in Monochrome

pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooterwestern IndianaPosts: 14,443Super Moderators moderator

It seems that we rarely see monochrome images of wildlife here on this thread in dgrin, even though there are many fine art images of wildlife in monochrome to be found.

I always kind of think that juvenile eagles look like they are wearing camouflage, and it makes them almost disappear against an evergreen background which can be common in SE Alaska. As I was editing this image I thought maybe it might work in monochrome, and I think it does. Anyone agree or disagree?

I would also make an appeal for more monochrome images of wildlife here in this forum

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  • JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grins MauiPosts: 912Registered Users Major grins

    I like it, think it works. In this instance, it would appear that the sky is deep blue overhead, with whispy clouds, and then the obvious puffy clouds underneath. In this image, I think you could draw out the drama of the eagle more by drawing out more drama in the sky. I'd start by brushing the bottoms of the puffy clouds darker, and throwing a 30% vignette with a heavy feather and give it a look.

    Or go the opposite, blow out the sky and darken the eagle...regardless, this image is pretty much perfect already, I'm just day dreaming some edits. lol

    Yes, more wildlife in B&W!!!

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,648Registered Users Major grins

    Incredible! Bravo!

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