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Jan 08, 2018 20:59 |  #13261


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Jan 08, 2018 21:24 |  #13262

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The expression on this birds face is hilarious :-P


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Jan 08, 2018 22:34 |  #13263

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"I... am...... I... am.... still.... EM..PER...OR!"

Let's see who nails this reference. :-D

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Jan 08, 2018 22:40 |  #13264

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Jan 09, 2018 06:55 |  #13265

Green Heron in early morning full light.


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Jan 09, 2018 07:35 |  #13266

Cirl buntings were once widespread and common across much of southern England, but in recent years, they have become rare and only found in South Devon. Changes in agriculture during the 20th century have made farms more productive, but these changes have meant Cirl buntings have struggled to find food and nesting sites. 
In Devon, small traditionally-managed coastal farms have persisted, the exposed coastal environment making spring crops a more viable option than winter cropping. This has made this area more appealing to cirl buntings.
The Conservation and the support of the farming community that has taken place has mean’t that this bird is now on the increase and it is hoped that their numbers would increase to 1000 pairs by 2020. I was very privileged to of seen this beautiful bird and my photo does not do it justice in capturing it's natural colours.


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Jan 09, 2018 07:36 |  #13267

MatthewK wrote in post #18536665 (external link)
Female Cardinal in really dull, low light that's typical this time of year.

I have this as a vertical crop on my computer, but horizontal here on POTN because the uploader destroys the IQ in vertical orientation vmad

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Your spot on regarding the uploader destroying the IQ....I have exactly same issue and the higher the sensors get (pixel density wise) the worse it gets when downsizing and trying to hold high IQ. Basically so much info is getting discarded when downsampling occurs . I never noticed it back in my 20d/40d days and only barely noticed it in the 5dMk2 days but now with the sensors the way they are trying to reduce 8,000 pixels to 1200 on the long side just cannot condense without noticeable loss of IQ. And Im also noticing the uploader is somehow losing extra IQ especially when I compare the original 1200 PS downsampled image on my HDD against the final uploaded image via the uploader (as displayed in POTN ). Ive also tried downsampling/sizing using the uploader instead of PS algorithm but still cannot match the better 1200 IQ I get when doing in PS and viewing locally based.

Also re Vertical orientation vs Horizontal and how the uploader handles this IQ wise Ive never really compared the two so quite interested in your observation as I just thought it degraded both ways and left it at that. Maybe time ti revisit this whole thing to work out best way to improve IQ via the POTN uploader if thats at all possible

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Jan 09, 2018 08:43 |  #13268

PCousins wrote in post #18536968 (external link)
I was very privileged to of seen this beautiful bird and my photo does not do it justice in capturing it's natural colours.

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On the contrary, I think you've caught it very well. A super shot of one of my favourite species.


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Jan 09, 2018 09:24 |  #13269

clipper_from_oz wrote in post #18536969 (external link)
Your spot on regarding the uploader destroying the IQ....I have exactly same issue and the higher the sensors get pixel density wise the worse it gets when downsizing and trying to hold high IQ. Basically so much info is getting discarded when downsampling occurs . I never noticed it back in my 20d/40d days and only barely noticed it in the 5dMk2 days but now with the sensors the way they are trying to reduce 8,000 pixels to 1200 on the long side just cannot condense without noticeable loss of IQ...

How many pixels does your monitor have?


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Jan 09, 2018 09:53 |  #13270

Archibald wrote in post #18537027 (external link)
How many pixels does your monitor have?

I use 2 different screens . A macbook pro 15" retina screen and a 24" Eizo 1920x1200. I do however mainly use the Retina for convenience and only use Eizo monitor if better color correctness/calibratio​n is required for printing output etc


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Jan 09, 2018 10:22 |  #13271

Dartford Warbler.


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Jan 09, 2018 10:26 |  #13272

A few from this morning.

Female Northern Cardinal

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Male House Sparrow

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Jan 09, 2018 11:36 as a reply to  @ PCousins's post |  #13273

Very nice capture and thanks for the following informations..., very appreciated.




  
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Jan 09, 2018 11:38 |  #13274

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Dartford Warbler.


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lovely photo and bird....




  
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Jan 09, 2018 12:27 |  #13275

Common Eider (Somateria mollissima), male.


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