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Red canary



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Jul 13, 2013 at 04:28 AM
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Beautiful finch that I haven't seen any where else except from your post. Colorful and detail. Great work.

- Tam



Jul 13, 2013 at 04:34 AM
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Thx Tam!


Jul 13, 2013 at 04:35 AM
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I can help out identifying two of the finches

No: 1 is a white rumped double bar finch
No: 2 is a gouldian finch
Both are native to Northern inland Australia and are endngered, primarily from the problems presented by feral cats and foxes
Three I would guess is a hybrid

Tim



Jul 13, 2013 at 09:18 AM
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Nice and colorful Israel. The last shot is my pick, but they all seem a tad bit soft ~ Ron


Jul 13, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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hey Ron,

thanks for the compliments and the constructive criticism ...

how do you correct softness?
post edit?
is it a matter of camera settings?

appreciate any feedback...

thx
is




Jul 13, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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surfnron wrote:
Nice and colorful Israel. The last shot is my pick, but they all seem a tad bit soft ~ Ron


I'll ditto what Ron said. Interesting birds.



Jul 13, 2013 at 12:50 PM
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lovely birds Israel


Jul 13, 2013 at 09:41 PM
 

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thx Kmunroe!
they sure are...

is



Jul 13, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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These are lovely, Israel, especially in the middle of the Summer when most of us don't have any interesting migrants to look at!

I agree with the earlier comments about soft focus; without knowing more details (equipment, distance, shutter speed, crop), it's difficult to know how much of the soft focus is caused by a soft lens vs. shutter speed blur vs. incorrect focus. A clear sign of the latter is when the eyes are out of focus but a different area of the bird is sharp; in these images, it looks as though that may be the case for the "red canary" but not for the others. Hope this helps! (Beautiful birds).

Greg



Jul 13, 2013 at 10:15 PM
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equipment : Canon 5mkii, 300mm is , tripod gitzo, 4th generation gimbal
distance : 15 ft or so
iso- 400
ap - 7
shutter - 1/1000
full crop

i think the softness is due to full crop myself...

Just very "green" looking to improve and learn how to shoot in creative, manual ,AV ...trying to get away from full focus...

thx to everyone for feedback and tips...

is



Jul 14, 2013 at 12:23 AM
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israeljruiz wrote:
hey Ron,

thanks for the compliments and the constructive criticism ...

how do you correct softness?
post edit?
is it a matter of camera settings?

appreciate any feedback...

thx
is


First, I suggest using the command "save as" instead of "save for web". The first command leaves the exif, (shot parameters), attached. The second one strips them. With the exif attached, we can tell what gear you used, and the shot settings, (such as ss, f-stop, and iso). It's easier to help if we know what you did, and what you used.

"Sharpening" is used to correct softness, but it works best if the subject is in focus to begin with. I'm not going into detail, but digital cameras, in general, cause some softness. If the focus is not exactly where it should be, the image will look soft. If you crop too much, you will lose detail, and the shot will look soft, or lack detail. Some lenses are sharper than others, so you need a lens that can take sharp shots.

Most, if not all photo editing programs will have some type of sharpening tool, and there are a number of stand alone sharpening programs available too. Post processing is very important to getting your shots to look good, and is another subject you need to have some knowledge of if you want your shots to look as good as possible. There is a forum here just for pp.

Ron



Jul 14, 2013 at 01:48 AM
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Is, you've got some good advice there from Ron. The last bird is a red factor canary


Jul 14, 2013 at 01:51 AM
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Ron

thx, great advice! I will continue to look at more tutorials and advice here on the forum...

stay turned for some magnificent future shots!!!

is




Jul 14, 2013 at 03:09 AM
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Fine shots Israel, lovely colours
David



Jul 14, 2013 at 08:11 PM
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Thx a bunch David!


-is



Jul 14, 2013 at 10:34 PM





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