The photo now presented here is the edited version
I have been trying to shoot high key this fall. Any comments on this are fair game. Trying to get that specific high key look.
Nikon D500, 500 mm 5.6 lens at 5.6, 1/800 second, ISO 1250. I believe I had my meter set to some measure of overexposure - perhaps +2.
I like the concept here very much. It’s a very different look. I thought the duck seemed a bit flat as a result of the rest of the high key and wondered what it might look like with a couple of minor adjustments to tones and contrast. Also removing just a bit of the blue in the water on on the tail.
Reducing the cyan/blue in the water and duck improves the comp immensely. Keith’s contrast adjustment works as well. A very artistic interpretation of this drake wood duck and I like how this turned out. Awesome job…Jim
I had a little fun with David’s Wood Duck posting, comparing his with yours and they both are equally creative photographs. I have never had any luck with high key photo, so I think what you did is very creative.
Looking at it again, it needs just a bit of CW rotation – the eyes should line up vertically. It seems a small nit for such a beautiful image, but to me there is an added elegance in details like that.