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Old Feb 8, 2006, 5:18 PM   #1
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Spent an hour chasing after these guys and waiting for the right lighting moment, I think that this lighting seems an improvement of past shots Ive done.








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Old Feb 8, 2006, 7:58 PM   #2
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Old Feb 8, 2006, 11:21 PM   #3
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Do you want comments comparing these to the last ones?

Either way, I hadn't realized that the chin was blue like that! Wow, this really is a cool bird!

The light is clearly much better on these and it helps out the black a lot.

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Do you want comments comparing these to the last ones?

Either way, I hadn't realized that the chin was blue like that! Wow, this really is a cool bird!

The light is clearly much better on these and it helps out the black a lot.

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Thanks, I still don't think it is quite right but Im glad I managed these shots, the light blue is a pain to get exposure right on. I am still waiting to get the shot of the all iridescent blue wren.
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The only thing missing is to lower the saturation on the irridescent part - otherwise RIGHT on the money!

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Old Feb 9, 2006, 11:05 PM   #6
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Thanks Dave, Hopefully I will get a shot some time of one of these:-)




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Wow, and I thought Mallards were tough to photograph. I agree with Dave, you need to work on the saturation on the head but the rest of the bird is exposed beautifully!
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Any improvement??????????




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Old Feb 10, 2006, 9:48 AM   #9
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Yes:!::!:

The hard part is making the proper mask to do the desaturating. If your using PS, you would use the "feather" option on your resulting mask.

I think you could go down a bit more - but I certainly could be wrong. But it looks good - the irridecense is no longer "blinding" (for lack of a better term).
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