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Old Jun 29, 2005, 3:32 PM   #1
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Hi all,

My wife and I took a trip to Oak Hammock marsh yesterday, a man made wildliferefuge north of Winnipeg. I highly recommend a trip there in the fall when all the migratory birds are staging there. Here are a few of the over 250 pictures I took on a cloudy afternoon. All taken with a Canon 20D, 75-300, iso 100, at various apetures and speeds. Hope you like them. Constructive criticism welcome.
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Old Jun 29, 2005, 3:33 PM   #2
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Old Jun 29, 2005, 3:34 PM   #3
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I think this is a skipper of some kind?:?
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Old Jun 29, 2005, 3:35 PM   #4
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A nesting coot.
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Old Jun 29, 2005, 3:36 PM   #5
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Thanks for looking




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Old Jun 29, 2005, 3:55 PM   #6
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All very nice. My personal favorites are the first and last, especially the last.
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Old Jun 30, 2005, 4:18 AM   #7
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Nice shots aurora! Your killdeer shot makes me jealous. Been trying to get close
enough to these guys to get a decent pic for quite some time, with no success.
Love the bug shot, colors are really cool.
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In the first & the last shots, I see some sharpening halos on top of the head. In #1,a little bit head turn towards the camera would have been nice.
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Old Jun 30, 2005, 11:58 AM   #9
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the feedback. Bobby, How do I avoid the halos? Is it the sharpening program I used or does it happen in camera? I have the parameters on the 20D set to sharpen one step. Here is an unedited original (resized to post)
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Old Jul 2, 2005, 12:56 AM   #10
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aurora, nice shots!!! i like #1 and #5 best. the skipper looks more like a moth to me as i look at the antennae. i don't see any sharpening halo in the 1st pic and if there is any in the last, it is very little. my opinion. it could be that it's 2AM and i'm tired. sharpening halos mean the pic is over sharpened and one method is to sharpen till you see a halo then back off till it disappears. i tend to over sharpen at times too.

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