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Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

I will admit to being a creature of habit when it comes to photography.  I like to photograph certain subjects and edit them in certain ways.  I also think that it can be good to try something new.  I think that if you try something and it doesn’t really work out, well then at least you have learned something. I take a lot of photographs of birds, one of my favorite places to go to get these images is the World Bird Sanctuary.  So, my photo for this week’s challenge is of a Bald Eagle:

ISO 320 50mm 0ev f/4 1/500

ISO 320 50mm 0ev f/4 1/500

What I decided to do differently was in how I did my post-editing.  I had been working this past week on an animated GIF project that turned out fairly well.  What I had never really tried before is saving a single image as a GIF.  So in Photoshop I chose -save for web and then the GIF option in the dialogue box.  What I was going for was a more graphic version of this bird, so instead of saving it using all 256 colors, I choose to save using 32.  Here is the original version so you can see the difference:

ISO 320 50mm 0ev f/4 1/500

ISO 320 50mm 0ev f/4 1/500

Did it work? in my opinion the answer is both yes and no, what do you think?  I’d love to hear your opinion below.

This post was written in part as a response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit.  Check the link to see other interpretaions.



20 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

  1. Gorgeous detail. You are most fotunate

    In the past few years, some bald eagles have established an eyrie in the outskirts of my town. They are heavily protected, and it’s difficult to get close enough for a good shot.


    • It must be neat to just see them flying around. The ones at the sanctuary have various problems that keep them from thriving on their own in the wild. I’m sorry to say that most of these problems are man-made. I am lucky though to live near enough by to go and visit.


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