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Nude Pelican

When I was working on this photo, all I could think of was those beautiful bodies that Mark Valley posts and how ironic it is that the only thing I can get to pose nude for me is a pelican :-)

A special thanks to blackdog (Mike) for sharing his B&W technique. Left to my own devises, I was struggling with a bit of pixelation and quality degradation.

Nude Pelican

When I was working on this photo, all I could think of was those beautiful bodies that Mark Valley posts and how ironic it is that the only thing I can get to pose nude for me is a pelican :-)

A special thanks to blackdog (Mike) for sharing his B&W technique. Left to my own devises, I was struggling with a bit of pixelation and quality degradation.

comments (19)

  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Nov 2007, 00:27
Well...I don't know about Mike's B&W technique, or your execution of it, Kathryn, but the resultant image is stunning.
This is a superb portrait.
[but not nude]
Kathryn: Thank you, Ray. He looks pretty nude to me smile
This is wonderful and unique. The pelican is very proud of his physique, eh? wink
Kathryn: Thanks, Red Pen. Yes, and he was using his well tonedness to intimidate all the other pelicans!
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 2 Nov 2007, 01:24
I doubt Mark will ever forgive you for such a comparison.
Kathryn: Even if I tied up my pelican?
  • Josť-Angel
  • Sant Feliu de Llobregat (Barcelona)
  • 2 Nov 2007, 08:00
Pretty naked and good techniquewink I like since you have seen the nakedness of the pelican!
Kathryn: Jose, thanks much. Well I like it that you like it since I have seen the nakeness of the pelican!
  • shakara
  • Nigeria
  • 2 Nov 2007, 08:13
This is a brilliant shot...the treatment is sweet!!
Kathryn: thanks so much, shakara. I will pass it on to the pelican too smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Nov 2007, 11:22
The naked truth and nothing to hide. I have been thinking how would I get girls to pose like they do for Mark - seems to me you have to hire them smile

Great picture, although I like my birds in colour smile
Kathryn: Hire them for pay? Oh no, my wallet is not equipped for that. I am doomed to nude pelicans!

Thanks, Louis and I usually do too, but this was one was much better as a B&W.
  • jelb
  • France
  • 2 Nov 2007, 12:57
Bonjour,
Nice shot..great exposure..Bravo!
Kathryn: Thanks so much...I apprecaite your comment!
Beautiful, and quality processing too.
Kathryn: Thanks, Nigel!
Magnificent ..A definate likely....please tell what the technique is.
Kathryn: Gale, Mike sent me straight with using adjustment layers when I alter the contrast and levels in the picture. Also he advised that I do all my contrast and level adjustment prior to another other editing such as cropping and cleanup or whatever. I was going at it the other way around and also not using adjustment layers, but making adjustments right on the photos. Thanks for the comment and your question.
Well done. I love the way you have isolated this bird. Really great picture. To my likeys.
Kathryn: Thanks so much, Florence!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Nov 2007, 15:38
LOL A great photo and thanks for the mention ;o) the starkness of the execution really suits the image.

I must say that I have much more difficulty getting wildlife to pose for me, naked or otherwise. Send your tame pelican over right away ;o)
Kathryn: I will need to call the Hannover Zoo and see if he is booked. And since Louis mentioned that nude models usually get paid, there will be a small fee which you can pay directly to me smile

Thanks for your help, Mike and thanks for the comment!
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 2 Nov 2007, 15:49
Lovely shot with very well worked light!
Kathryn: Danke, Martin. Es freut mich, dass es dir gefällt.
the second i saw this loading...it was likey. I have to ask how you isolated this so well...thats something i havent yet tried. I saw your answer to Gale too and thanks for elaborating on those techniques...the way the light is falling on the pelican and the b&w conversion i think works so well for this generally monotone bird

seriously well done! smile
Kathryn: Llam, thank you so so much. If you are really interested, I would be happy to post my before and after picture and the technique I used to do it next week. Do you think that SCers would be interested? If not, I can just send it to you with a before and after.
lol at your reply to vz

very strong capture

also i agree with ray...this aint nude...it's adorned with feathers...i mean, you weren't exactly going to put the fella in jeans and loafers after the shot were ya? grin
Kathryn: lol at jeans and loafers...i think he is more of a tanktop and flipflops kinda guy! Thanks, Doc!
You must be thrilled with this one? Fabulous shot the detail is wonderful, as is the light. (:o)
Kathryn: Rosalyn, I am now that I got the picture as you see it without degrading the quality. Thank you so much for your comment.
Is this really K' producing such amazing images ... Mmmmmm.richard.
Kathryn: Richard, maybe my body has been taken over by aliens who have commandeered my camera and computer. Oh dear, I think watching all those X-Files has affected me! Don't worry, I'll be back at school next week after these two weeks off and learning German will most likely squash any creative urges. Thanks for the compliment!
Mike is a good teacher it seems, but you are obviously a good pupil. This is a terrific shot Kathryn.
Kathryn: Bill, if there is one thing I do know, it is how to be a pupil. Too many years of practice. Thank you for your comment!
  • Lesley
  • Montreal, Canada
  • 3 Nov 2007, 01:11
Fantastic shot, Kathryn!
Kathryn: Thanks kindly, Lesley.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 4 Nov 2007, 09:29
Fantastic shot.

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