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Old May 13, 2005, 10:15 AM   #1
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Old May 13, 2005, 10:56 AM   #2
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These are great photo's Alady...

I STILL don't like your processing...


[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/Parrot2.JPG[/img]


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Old May 13, 2005, 12:25 PM   #3
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aladyforty, there seems to be a haze on these shots. You should try local contrast enhancement, using USM. For example I use 15/20/0 settings.

DBB's modified shot has toomuch contrast and colors are probably not what you saw with your naked eye.

A calibrated monitor is must for any pp.
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Old May 13, 2005, 7:49 PM   #4
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Thanks, I will look into whats going on with my monitor because I cant see a haze at all.
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Old May 13, 2005, 8:06 PM   #5
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I disagree on the word "haze."

After all these are tiny JPEG's and my critique is one of processing. It may be that Bobby is right about my version having TO MUCH contrast, :?: but the side effect of the lack of contrast in your images, AND the JPEG compression is what he calls "haze," and I call bad processing.

But let me ask, do you see what we are talking about, or should we both check into drug rehab?

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Old May 14, 2005, 5:01 AM   #6
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Really colorful bird alady and some good catches on poses. What I see is more
of a monitor/colormatching/profile issue perhaps, if they look good on your
monitor. Do you save your jpegs for web with profile attached? If so,
which one?
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Old May 14, 2005, 8:12 AM   #7
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OHHHHHHH!!!!!


Much better!!!!!



However, we can now see that the "haze" is a depth of field issue...

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Old May 14, 2005, 8:48 AM   #8
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I cant see it, these were shot on a very dull day and the birds were a way off, shot at 300mm.
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Old May 14, 2005, 10:07 AM   #9
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In the first and last of the three NEW pictures you post, some of the feathers are clear, some appear "blurred."

In the first, the blur is along the neck, in the third, the neck and upper chest.

Could the bird have been ruffliing it's feathers? How fast was your camera?

If you had a low speed, that would explain the "blurs."

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Old May 14, 2005, 8:36 PM   #10
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It was windy and they were shot hand held, could explain the blurring
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