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Jun 19, 2019 20:19 |  #44026

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Jun 19, 2019 21:00 |  #44027

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Jun 19, 2019 22:34 |  #44028

pbigelow wrote in post #18880592 (external link)
Song Sparrow

Very nice.
I gather that has a beak full of 2 dragonflies. Clever bird.
Love the detail and overall composition.

Archibald wrote in post #18880533 (external link)
Scarlet Macaw at a salt lick pond, Ecuador.

Beautiful bird and photo.
Is that a natural pond they use?

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18880570 (external link)
Red Teal (Cinnamon Teal) preening

Love the colours, pose and composition Mike. Lovely plumage
Looks like it's one eye on the threats around it  :p
Very nicely photographed.



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Jun 19, 2019 22:41 |  #44029

My first Hummingbird that is decent imo. Love the expression of the second one.


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Jun 20, 2019 00:00 |  #44030

avondale87 wrote in post #18880635 (external link)
Love the colours, pose and composition Mike. Lovely plumage
Looks like it's one eye on the threats around it  :p
Very nicely photographed.

Thanks a bunch, Richard. I appreciate the kind compliment.


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Jun 20, 2019 00:00 |  #44031

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Scarlet Macaw at a salt lick pond, Ecuador.

Beautiful bird and photo.
Is that a natural pond they use?

Yes. It is in the Yasuni National Park and the salt lick attracts hundreds of parrots every day. Most of these are different kinds of green parrot, but a few Scarlet Macaws also show up. The pic below gives an idea of what the scene is like. It depicts the cliff above the pool.


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Jun 20, 2019 00:03 |  #44032

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Two really nicely done photos padmoo.


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Jun 20, 2019 00:15 |  #44033

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18880547 (external link)
Ray, I have to agree with Darrell on this. A bit less sharpening would make a big difference.

Darrell e C wrote in post #18880501 (external link)
Ray nice photo but a little over sharpening, halos, artifacts galore...............

Thanks Guys, I’ve been ganged up on have I?:-)
And I thought I’d got away with that one:oops:
Quote: You can pull the wool over some of the eyes all of the time but not over all of the eyes all of the time (well something like that):-)

Oh well! Back to the drawing board I suppose-?
All suggestions on workflow will be more than gratefully received.
I have recently changed the way I work.
Previously I cropped my pictures at 300-600 ppi, as for printing at about A4 size, and kept the jpg below 10MB to upload to the forum and let the forum server adjust the picture size. Then I thought I’d try cropping at 1600px on the longest side, which seems to work well. That was ok and they uploaded quicker, but yes, I suppose I am a bit too heavy-handed with ‘Smart Sharpen’, the last action in my workflow.

Edit ---Herewith my re-worked picture - I hate to say it, but you were right - I had got it wrong - thanks guys.:-)
We can only improve if we accept criticism. And act on it.


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Jun 20, 2019 02:18 |  #44034

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18880187 (external link)
Thank you Shalu. The Cooper's hawk image is really great. The sharpness and detail in the head are just amazing. It's too bad that he landed in a tangle of branches. They are famous for doing that, you know.  :p

Thank you very much, Mike. Yeah, I noticed they often hide behind branches :lol: but I had just barely missed an opportunity for some eye level, close range shots. When I noticed it and raised my camera, it flew to hide behind these branches.

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Adult is above this begging youngster

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Sharp and beautiful, Bill!

EyeSpyEagle wrote in post #18880274 (external link)
That's a cool shot, Shalu. The intensity of the eye draws the viewers attention right in, bypassing the thicket as if it were not even there.

Thank you very much, Phil!

Jorgac wrote in post #18880452 (external link)
Red-billed hornbill, one of my favorite birds.

Fantastic shot of a unique looking bird!

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Red Teal (Cinnamon Teal) preening

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Very nice portrait of the teal, Mike!

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Song Sparrow

What a mouthful! :-P Great shot!

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Jun 20, 2019 02:56 |  #44036

Ray.Petri wrote in post #18880673 (external link)
Thanks Guys, I’ve been ganged up on have I?:-)
And I thought I’d got away with that one:oops:
Quote: You can pull the wool over some of the eyes all of the time but not over all of the eyes all of the time (well something like that):-)

Oh well! Back to the drawing board I suppose-?
All suggestions on workflow will be more than gratefully received.
I have recently changed the way I work.
Previously I cropped my pictures at 300-600 ppi, as for printing at about A4 size, and kept the jpg below 10MB to upload to the forum and let the forum server adjust the picture size. Then I thought I’d try cropping at 1600px on the longest side, which seems to work well. That was ok and they uploaded quicker, but yes, I suppose I am a bit too heavy-handed with ‘Smart Sharpen’, the last action in my workflow.

Edit ---Herewith my re-worked picture - I hate to say it, but you were right - I had got it wrong - thanks guys.:-)
We can only improve if we accept criticism. And act on it.

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Wow!!, what a nice difference, Ray. Well done.


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Jun 20, 2019 03:07 |  #44037

shalu wrote in post #18880711 (external link)
Thank you very much, Mike. Yeah, I noticed they often hide behind branches :lol: but I had just barely missed an opportunity for some eye level, close range shots. When I noticed it and raised my camera, it flew to hide behind these branches.

Very nice portrait of the teal, Mike!

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Thank you very much Shalu.

Very cool looking mocker shot.


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Jun 20, 2019 03:20 |  #44038

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18880721 (external link)
Wow!!, what a nice difference, Ray. Well done.

Thanks Mike. Always nice to receive just criticism from an expert:-)


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Jun 20, 2019 03:25 as a reply to  @ Ray.Petri's post |  #44039

Ha, ha Ray. An expert I ain't!!


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Jun 20, 2019 03:37 |  #44040

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18880736 (external link)
Ha, ha Ray. An expert I ain't!!

OK Then - Let's just say an eagle eyed observer. How about that?:-)


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