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Old Jun 16, 2005, 10:50 PM   #1
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Old Jun 16, 2005, 11:08 PM   #2
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Well, you've done quail before but nothing that equals this one for overall force, color and light treatment. This looks like natural light only to me and I love it. If you used any fill flash on this one, well, your settings were perfect. Lovely work and couldn't be improved on exposure, color, and light IMO.
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Old Jun 17, 2005, 9:51 AM   #3
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Perfect..........how did you get him to pose for you like that??
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Old Jun 17, 2005, 10:54 AM   #4
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Thanks Normcar.

This was about 30 minutes after dawn in natural light.

He was about 25 yards away across a canal sitting on a post.

I kept moving until I had a nice dark background to set off the birds colors. Really appreciate your thorough critique. As you know this is kind offeedback that helps us to improve.

Hi Rose,

He was sitting up on this post crowing as they do in the morning and I came up from behind moving slowly and he let me get in position to get the light and background where I wanted them. Glad you like the photo.


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Old Jun 17, 2005, 11:00 AM   #5
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Absolutely perfect. The light. The exposure. The focus. The pose. The background. Outstanding job zoomn. Woody
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Old Jun 17, 2005, 12:17 PM   #6
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Nice catch. A bit over-sharpened. I can't get them to get out in the open.
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Old Jun 17, 2005, 1:35 PM   #7
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Thanks to all for taking a look and for commenting.

Bobbyz. What makes you say this is oversharpened. I was very conservative on the sharpening with this photo, it just wasn't required.

What are you looking at that says "oversharpened" to you? I am always trying to improve my understanding of what makes a picture look oversharpened to anyone. I appreciate your critique.

I think one think that may be adding to your impression that it is oversharpened is the contrast. There was a lot of contrast in this photo and I actually had to tone it down a couple points.


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I'm not sure what you are referring to either, bobby. I'd like to know what makes this one oversharpened. All in good natured critique discussion, of course. :-) It just plain looks fine to me in the area of USM.
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WOW! This is the type of shot where the term "picture perfect" must come from.
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Old Jun 18, 2005, 4:40 AM   #10
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Not much more that I can add to what has already been said except, WOW!!!

Oversharpenned? I don't think so. I think it is just the high contrast markings of
this bird that might make it appear that way to some. Looking at the legs, the perch,
and that little tuft of feathers at the rump, none of those areas have any signs of
oversharpenning to me.
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