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Old Jun 28, 2005, 9:13 AM   #1
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These guys are real pests, they fly in and ransack trees and pull up sports fields, they make great pets though and are quite funny to watch.

Known as pink and Grey Galahs










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Pretty birds. I think I would put up with the damage just for the entertainment.

Those green parrots over in Kiwi land that love to demolish the trim on cars wouldn't be as much fun – and they aren't as pretty.


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Old Jun 28, 2005, 9:23 AM   #3
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Thanks, These are not as bad as those guys in NZ and they make great pets as they learn to talk, all the ones I know have bad language:-)
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Old Jun 28, 2005, 10:17 AM   #4
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These are wonderful shots. I've never seen these guys in New York, and here I'm referring to pet shops...:lol:

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Old Jun 28, 2005, 3:38 PM   #5
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alady, really nice shots of a pretty and entertaining bird. how close were you and what lense were you using?? the pics look a bit soft to me but, i am at work and my monitor is old and i'm sure it isn't adjusted very well. these galahs don't look too timid. looks like they are quite approachable.

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Old Jun 28, 2005, 6:12 PM   #6
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Thanks guys

The birds were about 40 feet from me and I was on full zoom of the canon 100-300 lens. The birds were in shadeand they are a little soft, for some reason I have problems getting these guys sharp, maybe the bright pink does not help
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I can't say what the results will be. I lowered the saturation of these images and that improved the detail, but not signifigantly.

You might have much better luck with the originals, combined with once again applying unsharp mask.

Sharpening wont have much effect on an overly saturated image.

I do this all the time with Cardinals, whose bright red plumage wipes out my sensor...

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Old Jun 29, 2005, 6:24 AM   #9
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These guys are really pretty! As for the question of sharpness, getting detail with birds
in the shade is tough as the light is diffuse and doesn't really create defined shadows.
Add to that solid coloration and fine feathers, the issue gets compounded. From my
experience, it seems that the lighter the colors the worse it gets. But then again,
maybe I haven't learned the right "tricks" yet.
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I think I could do with a little more learning on photoshop when it comes to these bright colored birds:-)
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