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Old Jul 11, 2005, 4:23 AM   #11
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aladyforty wrote:
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these are really beautiful shots.:!:



what editing process do you use?
I use photoshop cs2 (recently upgraded from cs). My general procedure is as follows:

-Use adobe camera raw to capture the image and tweak exposure if necessary.
-Do whatever cropping needs to be done
-Apply USM at .5 radius, 75-100%
-Then as needed, apply USM at 0.2-0.3 at 75-100%
-Apply noise reduction with Neat Image or Digital Gem Pro (sometimes one will work better
than the other depending on the image)
-then save as tiff for my base image.

After this, I resize for web or do tweaks to this base image for printing. I modify or add steps
as needed to the above process as needed for particular images. (shadow or highlight
recovery, contrast enhancement, etc.)
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Old Jul 11, 2005, 4:26 AM   #12
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Really nice shots of a surprisingly difficult bird to photograph, and the Hummingbird is the wonderful bonus

I'm afraid Woodmeister, you're going to have to learn the put things into proper perpective when it comes to photography: Food, rent, and other luxuries, are simply going to have to be abandoned, so that you can post more stuff like this...



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Thanks Dave. I do need to get things back into perspective.
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Old Jul 11, 2005, 4:35 AM   #13
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Were these on tripod? Also did you use better beamer, seems like not considering the +ve FEC.
These were all hand held shots bobby, though I am considering getting a monopod. No
beamer for these, the FEC was applied because of the TC. Previously, shooting with TC and
flash, I was getting under exposed shots. Without TC, exposures were pretty much dead
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Old Jul 11, 2005, 4:37 AM   #14
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Really nice shots of the waxwing, woodmeister, and I love that little hummer head popping out of the green.

PS - your eye catchlight is perfectly dead center on a few of these, which I'm assuming is the flash light. Have you considered cloning it out and reinserting a catchlight in a more natural area, around 11 or 2 oclock on the eye?
Thanks Norm for catching that. I hadn't noticed it previously, as my attention was focused on
other aspects of the photos. Thanks!!
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Old Jul 11, 2005, 9:30 PM   #15
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woodmeister, very nice shots of the waxwings!!! that's the most feather detail i've seen on them in a long time. the hummingbird is cute!!!

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