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Old Nov 6, 2007, 4:15 AM   #1
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I saw her behind the leaves and I use the flash to light up the leaves in the foreground.
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Old Nov 6, 2007, 11:48 AM   #2
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leaves in the foreground? are you referring to the yellow colored leaves behind the bird which make up the background? even though the yellow leaves in the background add color to the overall composition, i find them a bit distracting. i try to keep my background more neutral and nondistinct so that the focus of attention is solely on the subject. You might find this article helpful. Scroll to the bottom section about Improving the background.

http://www.juzaphoto.com/eng/article...retouching.htm

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Old Nov 6, 2007, 7:33 PM   #3
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The large green patches on the left side of the picture are the foreground outfocused leaves that I mentioned in my posting. A simple bokeh is often time better than a complicated one.

Your article is interesting and I will take time to read it and do something about my shots. I have not the habit of using software to retouch images, but definitely, it is something that is worthy investing time in to make shots more decent for viewing.

D200's noise control at high ISO, e.g. 400 or above, has room for improvement. To experts, the quality is far from being acceptable. This picture of the leafbird was taken at an ISO of around 400, and evidently, the noise is detectable.

Thanks for the article, for vieiwing and giving comments.
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