2slo wrote in post #15991118
Honest answer, Rog? Your crop is a bit too close. Saying that, the noise here could be easily eliminated or at least reduced with a little pp work which would improve the shot a lot. The BG is fine but would look much better with NR applied or surface blurred.
When you say too close, do you want more bird or more border? I applied NR ACR, the only process that seems to work for me-78 value in masking and 17 in luminance. Left the other at the default 25. I can never see any change in the NR in the filter panel. Is there another application in Elements I'm not aware of?
Waldemar Sikorski wrote in post #15991154
No EXIF. Shot with the 7D? I habitually overexpose my shots to reduce the chance of noise. I've set my camera to all manual with spot metering and rarely do I blow any highlights.
Not sure why EXIF isn't there-didn't knowingly do anything. Shot w/ 7D, 1/320ss, 7.1 aperature(for DOF,they seem to move around a lot and I'm kinda slow) 1600 ISO at 300mm. Did have camera on Eval. Meter., from earlier inside shoot. Changed it. Overexposure is a bit of a luxury-cloudy day and heavily shaded backyard. 20-20 hindsight-maybe open up a bit and decrease ISO.
Lester Wareham wrote in post #15991699
Works big time for me Rog, nice one.
Ah, a dissident! lol Thank you, Lester.