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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2010 at 06:07
Last 2 to share:


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2010 at 11:01

Originally posted by bms44974 bms44974 wrote:

@Stan53: Tough lighting on both shots, Peter. A vertical crop on the pidgeon might eliminate some of the distracting background. Some fill flash or curve adjustments would tone down the background and bring out some of the detail in the Kingfisher. Just my humble suggestions.
Cheers... Brian


I agree with the crop suggestion on the pigeon unfortunately whilst the kingfisher looks close - flash was not an option. That bird was about 20 feet away and is the size of a mouse so the shot is heavily cropped. I will try the curve adjustment and see what happens Many thanks.



Edited by brettania - 08 April 2010 at 11:10
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2010 at 11:19
Maybe not as rare as the gray Hornbill, these were everywhere... But what are they? Also from the glorious country of South Africa



Seeing as the Exif wouldn't remain intact for some reason I'll just post it...

Sony A900
SAL 70-400G
400mm
f6.3
1/400s
ISO 400

Or is there some rule that says Exif must be in the shot...?

Edited by Erriv - 08 April 2010 at 18:05
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2010 at 11:35
@ Erriv
Sorry but your Exif is not showing. Flickr strips it from all but the "Original" or "Large" size.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2010 at 11:36
It's a Masked Weaver. The Lesser Masked Weaver looks very similar but makes a different shaped nest. They are quiet common and make very nice subjects as they will constantly fly to and from their nest.

It's a very nice image that you caught! Well done.

Edited by teddybear - 08 April 2010 at 11:37
Konica Minolta 7D (with VG), A58, tamron 35-105mm f2.8, SAL70300G, SAL1855 II, Tamron 20-40mm F2.7-3.5, Minolta 35-70mm F4, Tamron 200-400mm F5.6 5600HS (D)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2010 at 12:10
Thank you for helping me to edit my post brettania.
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2010 at 22:11
My small contribution for the day.

Sony A77|Minolta 35-70/4|Minolta 70-210/4http://www.flickr.com/photos/pheanixphotos/
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2010 at 23:12
Some shots from my countryside, all taken by a M42 200 mm lens on f/5.6

1. Overheard ;-)


2.


3. ...There you are! :-)


4.


5. Mentioning old, good times :-)




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2010 at 08:40
Wow...that was a great shot silversurfer.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2010 at 19:25
One taken a while back with my KM5D and Bigma

KM5D & Bigma @500mm iso 100 1/200sec. f/10

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2010 at 23:56
My contribution   

1# A700 more Minolta 300 mm f4 and TC 2X


2# A700 more Minolta 300 mm f4 and TC 2X


3# A700 more Minolta 300 mm f4 and TC 2X


4# A700 more Minolta 80-200 mm 2.8 HS G


5# A700 more Sony 70-200 mm 2.8 SSM G


Regards
Hugo
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 April 2010 at 00:51
Great White Pelican

Kenya
C & C always welcome,
Wayne
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 April 2010 at 02:00
Originally posted by teddybear teddybear wrote:

Thanks. What do you think I should do to correct it?


Sorry for the delay in response. E-mail notification has changed with the new forum application. Just back off with the saturation in PP. In PSPX2 use Layers > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation/Lightness..., then take the saturation down somewhere between -8 and -15. You can use the histogram (F7) (Display channel "Saturation" making sure to check "Use all layers") to check the results and fine tune if necessary.

Cheers... Brian
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 April 2010 at 02:04
@rmscustom: Great detail on the mockingbird, Robert!

@HPG: I like the DOF in #2, Hugo.

Cheers... Brian
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