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Old Oct 3, 2009, 12:19 PM   #1
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Here is a shot of a mourning dove, hopefully I am improving in my picture taking endeavor!!

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Old Oct 3, 2009, 12:22 PM   #2
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And here is a female cardinal.Name:  030 - Copy.jpg
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Old Oct 3, 2009, 12:23 PM   #3
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Sorry if I go these too large, I couldn't remember what the rules are.

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Sorry if I go these too large, I couldn't remember what the rules are.

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While I would have cropped the Dove, to give more room in the direction the bird is facing, both shots have all the detail that anyone could want.

But both are dramtically off, color wise. You have to get your monitor properly calibrated.

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Thanks for the advice, Dave. My computer is less than a year old, and I printed these out and they looked fine. I have never had my monitor calibrated, should I take it to a computer repair shop for that?

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Thanks for the advice, Dave. My computer is less than a year old, and I printed these out and they looked fine. I have never had my monitor calibrated, should I take it to a computer repair shop for that?

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There should be software with your operating system that will allow a rough calibration. If you use Photoshop, that too has a calibration option.

I downloaded your images; to my eye, the Cardinal is totally washed out. But the detail is there. Also needs some green and blue. The Dove, while NOT washed out, needs more blue. I couldn't do much with the Cardinal other than making it darker, but the Dove just needed some blue to shift the color.

The shots are actually not bad at all! Good work! A shame not to be able to "see" them.

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Thanks Dave, I will check on the calibration. Now you do realize the female cardinal is not red, right?
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Thanks Dave, I will check on the calibration. Now you do realize the female cardinal is not red, right?
I actually think that the young ladies are as pretty as the males - Simply subtler in their coloration...

Compare the following image, which is all I have handy. But my colors are right.

Perhaps other people instead of remaining silent can comment as well. While my monitor is calibrated, perhaps not as good as I think it is.




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That photo is stunning Dave. But I really don't think that the cardinal I took a picture of had that much color on her. I am in southern Alabama, I see you are in New York, would that make a difference in their coloring, I wonder. I did try to calibrate my monitor, I'm not sure I did it right. Thanks,

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I had a go at it in Gimp. Not much of an improvement... but some

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