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Post Options Post Options   Quote mambo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2023 at 12:16
Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

Exactly, great work again Peter


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Post Options Post Options   Quote pbcbob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2023 at 20:24
Peter: The Birds in Flight pictures are pretty much SOOC. I usually lightly use Curves, Saturation and the Unsharp Mask in Paintshop Pro. On the stationary birds sitting on utility poles in the Birds forum, I attempted to clone out power lines and cables. ISO is generally 1000 or lower. Thanks for your comments. I am sure your eye for detail is sharper than mine. All comments welcome.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brandy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2023 at 21:32

Thanks Michele and Charles. Robert, there's so many good noise reduction/sharpening products out there that virtually a one click does the lot. I'm thinking DxO Photolab 6, ON1RAW, Topaz Photo AI which are the ones I've trialed. As to the eyes I very much doubt it!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 January 2023 at 23:04
There really are some amazing birds-in-flight photos in this thread.

My own achievements are a little more modest. Here's the Poaka above the Ahuriri Estuary in Napier, NZ.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brandy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 January 2023 at 02:49

Like the first one best, here it would be a 'stilt'

Lapwing.


Grey Heron


And the usual...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 January 2023 at 08:27
Originally posted by Brandy Brandy wrote:

Grey Heron
Nope, that is a white-faced heron (Egretta novaehollandiae), grey herons (Ardea cinerea) are not even found in Australia.

ObBIF: Grey heron

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brandy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 January 2023 at 08:54
Thanks Heikki, I really should be more careful and get myself a bird identification book. I did have one but it disappeared some time ago. The white face now seems obvious
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brandy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 January 2023 at 02:47

Magpie Lark.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 January 2023 at 19:46
Not as nice as Anand's Asian bee-eaters.
But the European version is colorful too

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Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 January 2023 at 20:08
That is still very nice I'd say. I find most of this species being colourful a bit like kingfishers.
You have done well to catch one in flight, I found it near impossible because they are so quick and unpredictable.

The only flight shots I managed were ones very very far away with a massive crop, cropped to 1.5MP from a 33MP file
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 January 2023 at 20:11
The almost see-through wings are beautifull
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 January 2023 at 16:14
Today I was looking to photograph a kingfisher, but despite briefly seeing the bird, I managed to get only pictures of more common birds...

Eurasian blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brandy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 February 2023 at 02:59

A swallow diving to see if a struggling insect was a suitable meal..

2 Don't know what that was but I'll pass...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 February 2023 at 15:00
Got my UFO's!!




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UFO's because I don't know what type of geese these are
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