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Jun 20, 2019 03:57 |  #44041

Pippan wrote in post #18880738 (external link)
Better than a pigeon-toed observer!

Have you got any good jokes Pippan?:-)


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Jun 20, 2019 04:18 |  #44042

Pippan wrote in post #18880738 (external link)
Better than a pigeon-toed observer!

Yes, but pigeon-toed & knock-kneed is more truthful. :-)


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Jun 20, 2019 07:55 |  #44043

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Great Horned owlet, branching....on my own property

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Jun 20, 2019 08:09 |  #44044

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Jun 20, 2019 08:16 |  #44045

White-winged dove enjoying Saguaro fruit.

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Jun 20, 2019 08:43 |  #44046

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Jun 20, 2019 09:54 |  #44047

Ray.Petri wrote in post #18880673 (external link)
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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What an improvement! That pigeon now looks really nice.

I'm pretty hopeless at processing, but I never use the sharpen tool because I always find the results too harsh. I prefer the unsharp mask because it allows finer control. For uploading here, I resize the photo to 1200 pixels wide and re-run a mild unsharp mask over it again, generally at 100% (because resizing always softens the photo a bit). That said, however sharp the shot looks on my screen, it never retains quite the same sharpness when uploaded here. How other people get round this I have no idea, but they clearly do. I guess they have better sharpening techniques.

Sometimes I have used the high pass filter method explained here, but I've never been entirely happy with the results and always find myself returning to the unsharp mask.


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Jun 20, 2019 09:54 |  #44048

Curve-billed Thrasher, the sinister foil to the innocent doves that I posted earlier today.

Just having some fun… :-)

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Jun 20, 2019 10:53 |  #44049

Rufous Hummingbird on nest, Calgary. This was taken about two weeks ago and I have heard the eggs have hatched and there are two young in the nest. I have not been back to see it myself.


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Jun 20, 2019 12:18 |  #44050

Harris's Hawk...


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Jun 20, 2019 12:38 |  #44051

Archibald wrote in post #18880863 (external link)
Rufous Hummingbird on nest, Calgary. This was taken about two weeks ago and I have heard the eggs have hatched and there are two young in the nest. I have not been back to see it myself.

This is a nice photo, Arch.


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Jun 20, 2019 13:12 |  #44052

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Jun 20, 2019 13:20 |  #44053

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18880664 (external link)
Two really nicely done photos padmoo.

Thank you very much!




  
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Jun 20, 2019 13:35 |  #44054

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Thank you very much Shalu.

Very cool looking mocker shot.

Thank you, Mike!

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Jun 20, 2019 14:05 |  #44055

Momma Red-shouldered Hawk and fledgling.

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