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Old Mar 18, 2006, 6:50 PM   #1
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What an awesome day I had! I couldn't have asked for better light, and the subjects were very cooperative today.



Canada Geese



Immature Bald Eagle



Northern Pintail pair



Great Blue Heron



Hooded Merganser pair





Thanks for looking! C&C welcome

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Old Mar 18, 2006, 8:55 PM   #2
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Very very nice.

I really like the shot of the eagle. Really nice shot.
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 9:51 PM   #3
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Tom - I love the Canada Geese photo - very tranquil looking All are good shots!
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 10:11 PM   #4
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Tom, all are great shots!!!

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Old Mar 18, 2006, 10:56 PM   #5
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Great day - great series, Tom.
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excellent shots all round

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Old Mar 19, 2006, 5:52 AM   #7
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Hi Tom - Good shots, all of them, the eagle and heron topping them in my opinion.

A question, not a critique - I notice all your shots in this post and others seem to have a "misty" appearance [soft, maybe], although they are totally in focus. Is this a preference in your post processing ? To my eye, it is neither a good thing or a bad, your shots are very good as is, it is just something that is noticable to me.



Thanks for sharing your work !!
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 7:15 AM   #8
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Tom, to add to what Jake said, I believe a boost in contrast would do wonders for these great shots. Regards, Bob
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 9:14 AM   #9
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Yeah, these are ALL good shots, and I'm with Mullen and Jake on the processing....

Good photo's like this should get more flack then others...:P

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Old Mar 19, 2006, 11:12 AM   #10
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All right guys--I just can't seem to get by without some explanation it seems. These photos are all pretty much straight from the camera. I post process this way on purpose. I use a special curve adjustment to give me more shadow detail and I have the contrast set to -2 on my camera in order to give me the most shadow detail. I agree that they could look a litttle darker and have some more "POP", but frankly, thereare just too many oversharpened, over contrasted, over saturated, and pretty much over processed photos out there in cyberspace, and I refuse to add to that collection. When I go to make a print I make a few adjustments to give me the best possible prints, but I simply don't go to that amount of work to share them on the internet. In reality also, these photos were all taken within two hours of sunup, and the morning started off very foggy, and there was some haze around--especially in the goose shot.

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