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great dove shots. very nice poses that you have captured.

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As usual, many thanks for viewing and giving comments.
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 8:27 AM   #6
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wk7leung,beautiful shots of a beautiful bird. I really like the first shot as the detail and color are great.

Some CC: I do see some noise in the background which is a little distracting. The picture is wonderful but I think a small adjustment would send it over the top. I ran your image through Neat Image to show the difference, I hope you don't mind and I will remove if you wish. You'll lose some of the detail but I like the creamier background and the subject is more pronounced. I was a little heavy on the noise reduction just to point out the dimensional effect it gave the picture. I really enjoy viewing your pictures wk7eung, you have sucha great eye for composition and pose.

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Re:I do see some noise in the background which is a little distracting.
The background is much cleaner than the original's. The result is a more prominent and attractive dove. Obviously, the rods and cones in your eyes are healthier than the ones in mine.

Many thanks for the patience to retouch the image and for the compliment.
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Kent, I like the touched up image. Even though there was not much noise in the original, the final version looks sharper even though no additional sharpening was done.

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...I do see some noise in the background which is a little distracting.
I refer to the third shot. This time not about noises but the overexposure of the plumage on the dove's chest. Is it possible to make it right in exposure without affecting the exposure of the other parts of the shot? This must have been asilly question cos the answer must be the affirmative one; it is only I who doesn't know the know-hows.

People say that the change can be possiblethru usingthe Photoshop, isn't it?

Grateful if you would tell me that technique if you happen to know it.
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...I do see some noise in the background which is a little distracting.
I refer to the third shot. This time not about noises but the overexposure of the plumage on the dove's chest. Is it possible to make it right in exposure without affecting the exposure of the other parts of the shot? This must have been asilly question cos the answer must be the affirmative one; it is only I who doesn't know the know-hows.

People say that the change can be possiblethru usingthe Photoshop, isn't it?

Grateful if you would tell me that technique if you happen to know it.

wk7leung, after the fact exposure tweeks can be handled better in RAW mode within PS. Since this is a JPG I'd use the "Burn" tool in CS2 to adjust hotspots. Key is to smoothly drag the brush across the overexposed areas blending in with the darker sections. I used the softer brush pattern with a hardness setting at 16%. Once again exaggerated to point out the difference. There are other techniques I'm sure but this is how I'd do it.

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