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p.1 #1 · Another Dartford Warbler


Well the same bird just a different pose. Sorry the posts weren't closer together, work keeps getting in the way of my fun!

Edit: After some good advice from this forum I have re-processed this shot as shown further down





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  Canon EOS 7D    400mm    f/8.0    1/1000s    1000 ISO    0.0 EV  



Edited on Mar 25, 2012 at 01:39 PM · View previous versions



Mar 23, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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p.1 #2 · Another Dartford Warbler


Nice pose and BG Chris.

George



Mar 23, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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p.1 #3 · Another Dartford Warbler


Thanks George, right time right place for once

Chris



Mar 23, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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p.1 #4 · Another Dartford Warbler


Nice shot Chris, but it looks a little bright on my monitor ~ Ron


Mar 24, 2012 at 12:43 AM
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p.1 #5 · Another Dartford Warbler


Nice pose and clarity, +1 on the brightness comment by Ron. iso 1000 on the 7D may be too much for shots in full sun.


Mar 24, 2012 at 12:46 AM
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p.1 #6 · Another Dartford Warbler


Interesting texture on the background, not pure noise. I'm wondering about adding a touch of contrast. Your subject is nice and sharp and the image composed well.

Morris



Mar 24, 2012 at 01:00 AM
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p.1 #7 · Another Dartford Warbler


nicely captured Chris .. it is a bit bright tho


Mar 24, 2012 at 09:43 AM
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p.1 #8 · Another Dartford Warbler


Yes I see what you mean, it does look brighter on here than on my screen so I've played with it a bit to produce a second version. Still struggling with pp so advice is always welcome

Chris



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Mar 24, 2012 at 05:19 PM
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p.1 #9 · Another Dartford Warbler


Actually guys the more I look at the first one the more annoyed I am that I didn't spend more time on the pp. So much to learn, thanks again

Chris



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p.1 #10 · Another Dartford Warbler


The second is an improvement Chris. You might try "levels" on this shot. Just move both sliders towards the middle a small amount ~ Ron


Mar 24, 2012 at 11:00 PM
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p.1 #11 · Another Dartford Warbler


Cool species Chris and even cooler to see!!
Nit mentioned but a neat shot

Tom



Mar 24, 2012 at 11:14 PM
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p.1 #12 · Another Dartford Warbler


Thanks Ron I'll give it a go

Chris



Mar 25, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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p.1 #13 · Another Dartford Warbler


Thanks Tom, first time I'd seen one so I was happy with whatever I could get!

Chris



Mar 25, 2012 at 12:53 PM
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p.1 #14 · Another Dartford Warbler


I like the 2nd image, much better.


Mar 25, 2012 at 01:18 PM
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p.1 #15 · Another Dartford Warbler


Thank you reedtess

Chris



Mar 25, 2012 at 01:39 PM
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p.1 #16 · Another Dartford Warbler


Sharp looking image and what an eyeful!

Looks like a great subject to enjoy Chris. I do not know the exact correct colors of this bird but it is common to pick up a great deal of 'yellows' in a setting like this.
I am merely posting my work up of your image as a suggestion of what potential it has. The contrast is one thing to tinker with on a shot like this where lowering it can help. I pulled out some yellow and added a bit of green. Maybe you can do a White Balance adj on it before you start with any other adjustments and you are likely to get a good neutral off the head somewhere if it is gray??

I used the blur tool on the BG a bit, just one way of softening it. I also selected the bright side of the bird from the top of the head down to the toes and toned it back a wee bit. Anyhow, the shot is all there, just a matter of continuing to play and learn processing

Nice one sir!
Karl







Mar 25, 2012 at 01:57 PM
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p.1 #17 · Another Dartford Warbler


Thanks Karl, that's pretty much what it should look like. I like the use of the blur tool and although I thought I had reduced the yellows a tad, you're version is much more representative of the true colours (uk spelling!) as I remember them. How long did it take you to do that?

Many thanks

Chris



Mar 25, 2012 at 03:57 PM
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p.1 #18 · Another Dartford Warbler


Herb, please remember full sun over here is weaker than your full sun!! I will try and be more aware of my ISO in the future, I think I tend to shoot higher ISO's out of habit during the winter months.

Chris



Mar 25, 2012 at 06:44 PM





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