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Old Sep 26, 2016, 11:40 PM   #1
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Old Sep 27, 2016, 9:47 AM   #2
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Really nice capture with lots of detail, the forum dark theme makes it look disproportional though as it appears way over to the left.
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Old Sep 27, 2016, 5:52 PM   #3
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I dont use the dark theme. My page is white. Because of the camera settings and use of flash the background just went black. In all the years I shot with film, I could never have taken an image like this. And I remember when digital cameras came out and people saying it would never match the quality of film. Boy were they wrong.
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Old Sep 28, 2016, 1:19 AM   #4
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I tried centering, but I now notice that the background is not a uniform black but has a lot of grey splodges.

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Old Sep 28, 2016, 7:10 AM   #5
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To get the proper exposure for the flash on the Jay the background was underexposed. It does look splotchy because of the sky poking through the trees. I didnt do any photoshop to the image. The crisp outline shape of the bird is 100% untouched and is as shot. I just switched over to the dark theme. I might stay with that for a while.
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Nicely done, Bynx! Really nice color & detail. One of my favorite birds.
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Old Sep 28, 2016, 5:02 PM   #7
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Old Oct 6, 2016, 3:30 PM   #8
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It's nice to see you in this thread too
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