♫ We’re Friends in Need…

…and friends in need are friends indeed ♪ – Jungle Book (vultures’ song)

Perhaps it’s the hard days of summer setting in, but vultures have been almost everywhere I’ve looked recently. I’m use to seeing a few circle or a few working over some carrion on the side of the road. This was the first time I’ve seen them merely perched. Cattle were grazing in the field in front of them so I guess they were dreaming big. Short post tonight though. I’m a bit sapped after spending three hours assembling a trampoline in 100 degree heat. I’m sure a vulture or two had an eye on me.

As for processing, this one was shot originally with a polarizing filter that sort of over-saturated the original.  So in Lightroom I used a series of brushes and exposure gradients to desaturate in some areas and change the lighting a tad to give it a bit more dimension.

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “♫ We’re Friends in Need…

  1. I loved the vultures in the Jungle Book, they were so cool. Almost as cool as the crows in Dumbo. Excellent photo but I am always wary when vultures are around!
    Astra Wally

  2. I love shots of birds that apparently show their personalities. Looks like the ones in the middle are looking for the food and the ones on the outside are the lookouts. Great shot!

  3. it’s a fantastic capture.. birds never stay that steady for me. also didn’t know lightroom allowed brushes and selective de-saturation.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Cogtography

© 2014 Tom Coghill Photography, All Rights Reserved

Cardinal Guzman

Encyclopedia Miscellaneous - 'quality' blogging since August 2011

Jeff Sinon Photography

Nature Through The Lens

Cfbookchick - a Girl, a Camera, a Challenge...

The goal is not to change your subjects, but for the subject to change the photographer.

Spiderpaw's Blog

Photography as I see it

HDR shooter

HDR photos by Miroslav Petrasko

Captured by Pam

A click a day keeps creativity at bay.

Photo-Q

photography by Joshua Quattlebaum

Portraits of Wildflowers

Perspectives on Nature Photography

Everyday, an Adventure.

Herding Cats. Treading Water.

Lightscapes Nature Photography Blog

Kerry Mark Leibowitz's musings on the wonderful world of nature photography

Mufidah Kassalias

Writer, Photographer & Slow-Travelling Digital Nomad

Imagery of Light

Photography by Sheila Creighton

PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY

A Free To Share Chronicle by Michael Xavier Ortiz

Digital Darkroom Techniques

Sharing ideas and how-to's about post processing your digital images

Steven Tze Photography

Journey from picture taker to photographer

A Quan Ha Photo

my life, one photo at a time

Emily's Photography Blog

Every picture has a story to tell... verbally or silently.

%d bloggers like this: