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Old Mar 3, 2005, 9:51 PM   #1
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Maybe something typed here will help...
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Old Mar 3, 2005, 10:03 PM   #2
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Hi Wannabe, this is an excellent shot in every respect. I personally think that the bird is way over-sharpened, though, to the point where it looks unnatural. That doesn't distract from the success of the photo and maybe I'm just seeing something that isn't as discernable on another's monitor.


I'm on a telephone speed-up connection and I just turned off the speed-booster. The photo looks much betterat full resolution.Great job!


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Old Mar 3, 2005, 10:40 PM   #3
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Thanks Norm!

I don't know if the speedbooster caused some problem that was corrected without it re the sharpening, but I can tell you this pic wasn't sharpened hardly at all (.45 unsharp mask).

The wind was blowing pretty good into the bird's face and the light was bright, and I think the combination caused it to maybe look more "sharpened" than it actually was, maybe by bending the hairs to largely a common angle which reflected a lot of the light. If you look directly below the base of his beak, you can see clearly an area that looks almost like it was combed (as in combing your hair). I assure you, I didn't comb this bird either! lol

Nonetheless, thanks for the nice comments.
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Old Mar 3, 2005, 11:09 PM   #4
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very nice shot, it does look a little sharp around the eye area to me but aside from that a very nice photo of a pretty bird.
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Old Mar 4, 2005, 1:55 AM   #5
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Most likely you have posted this info before, but...what camera do you use? Best regards,

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Old Mar 4, 2005, 4:14 AM   #6
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Nice environment excellent detail. It does look overly sharp in the browser. Seeing the other comments I decided to copy it and look at it in Photoshop.
In Photoshop, it didn't look overly sharp at all. Looked really nice. I guess
this is just one of those photos that exposes some browser image processing quirks.
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Old Mar 4, 2005, 6:31 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the good comments.

I use the Nikon D70.

I decided to see if I could address the sharpness issue without messing up the photo. Here's the results. Let me know if it's any better or worse.



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I would say you definitely succeeded in making it less sharp. That is a very nice shot. I did notice the first one seemed a little overly sharp, too. Is there a sharpness setting for in camera sharpening on the D70?
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bmullen@comcast wrote:
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I would say you definitely succeeded in making it less sharp. That is a very nice shot. I did notice the first one seemed a little overly sharp, too. Is there a sharpness setting for in camera sharpening on the D70?
Thanks bmullen.

Yeah, thought about the in-camera sharpening. I need to verify, but I don't think that applies to images shot in Nef (raw) format.

Hope I didn't overdue the corrected photo.
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I think you're right that it probably does not do in camera sharpening in raw mode. I think your correction looks very good.
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