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Old Oct 28, 2007, 2:30 PM   #1
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Shot this one panning with a 18-250 plus the Oly 1.7 tele con. Some blur on the outer edges but for me its a keeper.








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Old Oct 28, 2007, 2:43 PM   #2
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Great shot! You must have been close to this one for a full frame.
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Old Oct 28, 2007, 6:27 PM   #3
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CBreeze---- You are correct. About twenty feet away. There are three hawks in this same area. I assume parents and a sibling. The parents are extremely wary and the sibling could care less of my whereabouts which is great for me.
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Old Oct 29, 2007, 2:47 AM   #4
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fantastic bif. nice spread on the wings. my only suggestion is to increase the contrast just a bit. definitely a wall hanger!

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Old Oct 29, 2007, 7:13 AM   #5
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Royce---- thanks for the suggestion. I wondered what was wrong with the photo. I upped the contrast, maybe too much, but a definate improvment. Adjusted photo shown.
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Old Oct 29, 2007, 7:39 AM   #6
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Congrats on a super shot!
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Old Oct 29, 2007, 7:53 AM   #7
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Here's a suggestion for you. Because you already have some hot spots in this shot, in order not make them hotter, I first toned them down as much as I felt I could with the shadow/highlight tool in Elements and then adjusted the midtones darkerin levels by sliding the middle slider to the right a bit. Hope that helps.

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Old Oct 29, 2007, 2:49 PM   #8
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This bird is getting to look better and better. Thank you for the editing tips. I must get off my butt and improve my skills in photo adjustments. Currently I use only picasa.
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Old Oct 29, 2007, 9:22 PM   #9
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It all starts with a well composed picture. That's why all three edits have real appeal. Nicely done all.
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Old Nov 2, 2007, 10:19 AM   #10
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Great shot! Nice re edit Bob........cheers...Don
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