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Sep 19, 2016 01:43 |  #4531

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Do you use Topaz DeNoise to remove any grains? Or any other technique to reduce noise?
The pics look great.


No, I just adjust luminence in adobe RAW which seems to work better for me. Although I've been told that there's more control with the noise programmes, I have imagenomic and topaz but I can't better the results that I get playing with RAW


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Sep 19, 2016 19:00 |  #4532

I have to stop visiting this thread, otherwise I will be out a chunk of change very soon. -? This lens is incredibly sharp, puts the images in Sigma/Tamron 150-600 threads to shame.


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Sep 19, 2016 22:28 |  #4533

I have used Dfine 2 but at the end of the day, I can't see a whole lot of difference between the native NR in Lightroom and one of these plugins. Maybe I am just doing it wrong.


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Sep 19, 2016 23:46 |  #4534

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I have used Dfine 2 but at the end of the day, I can't see a whole lot of difference between the native NR in Lightroom and one of these plugins. Maybe I am just doing it wrong.

I use Define 2 and Viveza but I see more improvement with Viveza. I find it easier to use to get the photos to "pop" than Lightroom or Photoshop. I'm sure the same things could be done in Photoshop but I found Viveza intuitive.

I need to learn Photoshop. It's a powerful program that I'm under utilizing, I'm sure


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Sep 20, 2016 03:52 |  #4535

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Hope I'm not boring you to tears with shots of this feller like I did with the lorikeets but the bird table has had to go. The pigeons moved in on it and got to arriving before the parrots and I think it's the cause of a family of possums taking up residence in my roof space clattering around at night whilst I'm trying to get to sleep so it was hit and miss as to whether I would keep it. The last straw was the other evening when I went out in the dark to top it up with food. It was above shoulder height so I normally just reach up and pour a cup of seed into it...............I reached up and nearly had to change my underpants! A bloody rat must have been feeding and it ran down my arm and jumped off my shoulder! God knows how it got up there as I have an inverted traffic cone around the pole We've also had an influx of mice feeding on the spilled seeds at ground level so I decided to take it down. The upside is I won't be sitting under the pergola so much swilling beer and will get off my butt and go back to the wild :-) Nectar feeders only in my yard from now on.

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Sep 20, 2016 04:01 |  #4536

That last one is great


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Sep 20, 2016 06:56 as a reply to  @ bidkev's post |  #4537

I hear ya Kevin, I too have a ton of unwanted critters. but most of my problem is not from the seed but the apple tree's that just grow naturally around here, I think I have 8 or 10 scattered around the property. Last night an uninvited guest broke my tree in the front yard and left 5 lbs apple sauce randomly around the yard. If I catch his black butt in my yard I will surly put the run on him. I don't mind him eating apples but when ya start wrecking the place I tend to get my back up,... and a nice rug would look good under the coffee table.


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Sep 20, 2016 17:58 |  #4538

Pondrader wrote in post #18134047 (external link)
I hear ya Kevin, I too have a ton of unwanted critters. but most of my problem is not from the seed but the apple tree's that just grow naturally around here, I think I have 8 or 10 scattered around the property. Last night an uninvited guest broke my tree in the front yard and left 5 lbs apple sauce randomly around the yard. If I catch his black butt in my yard I will surly put the run on him. I don't mind him eating apples but when ya start wrecking the place I tend to get my back up,... and a nice rug would look good under the coffee table.

I'll take the bush rats over the bears as yard invaders, any day!

Nice shots of the friarbird, Kev - I especially like the 3rd one.


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Sep 20, 2016 19:10 as a reply to  @ dodgyexposure's post |  #4539

Bugger broke the apple tree 15 feet from my deck door last night,.. Put out three game cams tonight .. Probably won't show tonight.


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Sep 21, 2016 04:14 |  #4540

Pondrader wrote in post #18134801 (external link)
Bugger broke the apple tree 15 feet from my deck door last night,.. Put out three game cams tonight .. Probably won't show tonight.

Now a man could if so motivated, pick the apples and have then placed on a table at a height suitable for a bruin buffet eh :)
Or a man could have a new rug.
Me, well fur feels real good between the toes !!
Remember three years ago the black butted took out five bee hives of mine so I'm a bit jaded.


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Sep 21, 2016 04:22 as a reply to  @ MedicineMan4040's post |  #4541

Have you ever been woken up by a bear ripping the grass out of your back yard and slurpin it down. ?? Very noisy eater's.... He's a couple hundred lbs ...black and slurps a lot.. Just sayin ...... not sure if he was around front but I'm thinking way not !!

would be nice if he would have a nap till morn.. wouldn't mind a snap or two


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Sep 21, 2016 08:32 |  #4542

dodgyexposure wrote in post #18134712 (external link)
I'll take the bush rats over the bears as yard invaders, any day!

Nice shots of the friarbird, Kev - I especially like the 3rd one.

Thanks Damien.............jus​t glad it wasn't an Eastern Brown. I should know better than to stick my hand anywhere without looking first. After 21yrs here the thing that I've learned is..........if it doesn't spit at you, it will crap on you, if it doesn't crap on you, it will sting you, if it doesn't sting you, it'll claw you, and if it doesn't claw you, it'll likely eat you whole............at least that's what i tell new Pommy migrants just to see the look on their face :lol:


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Sep 21, 2016 23:02 |  #4543

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Up at the crack of dawn due to the fairy wrens tapping at my window. They did me a favour. I was out at my bush spot by 7 which resulted in 4 firsts for me. This is the first one as I have yet to process the others. Far from rare but not easily spotted as you can guess from the pics. Had to use the inbuilt flash as it was pitch black in there. I knew his spot but he was down the hole so a gentle tap on the trunk had him pop his head up. Wasted the shot because I forgot to drop the iso :oops: Will take the speedlight next time

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Sep 22, 2016 02:47 |  #4544


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Just a quick pic of what I originally thought was a big bee but when I started to look at it I wasn't sure. I know that a lot of you are birders, is this a tiny humming bird? It was no bigger then the end of my thumb.
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Sep 22, 2016 02:55 as a reply to  @ Douglas Conway's post |  #4545

Looks like an Italian Hawk Moth


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