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Old Aug 14, 2006, 11:47 AM   #1
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Old Aug 14, 2006, 11:50 AM   #2
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Old Aug 14, 2006, 12:58 PM   #3
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That Silversword is a cool shot, but the other two looked like they were taken on a cell phone. :O
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>the other two looked like they were taken on a cell phone.


Eh, in what way?


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Old Aug 14, 2006, 3:27 PM   #5
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Eh, in what way?
The first two look grainy/noisy and are OOF (out of focus) and the highlights are blown on the Pheasant's feathers....where as the third one looks nice.
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Old Aug 14, 2006, 5:12 PM   #6
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Hmm, the pheasant doesn't appear out of focus to me. The light wasn't
ideal - I didn't have any choice about that. This is wildlife in the raw,
not stuffed animals in a studio. I was quite happy that his eye was clear,
he's looking at the camera, and his underside wasn't too dark. His other
images were too dark in the shaded areas, and he didn't stand out from the
background enough. You'd be a little purple if you were sitting in a noon
sunbeam in a dark forest, too! I'm not sure what that has to do with
cellphones. The ohia blossom is cropped from a larger image. It looks fine
if you don't have your nose pressed to the screen like a pixel peeper.

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Old Aug 14, 2006, 9:18 PM   #7
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okay, so constructive criticism for you is out.... I'm happy your proud of your work and if you like it and don't think you can improve, then continue to be defensive. Did it ever cross your mind that most people post compliments on good pictures? I attempted to help out, maybe you misunderstood the camera cell phone comment as derrogatory, it wasn't neccessarily meant to be, it's just that the picture needed some CC. Maybe some others will chime in and say what they think as well... If you want people to say everything you do is great to make you feel better, then fine... it's the best picture I've ever seen.:? Just do me and yourself one favor... Google the term "Blown highlights" and "Noise" and while your at it you may want to re-size your pictures to the size everybody does them..... but only if you can handle that without getting pouty again.:evil:
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Talk about pouty! Tsk, tsk. I answered your criticisms quite simply. I
didn't post this thread to get ripped on - I posted to share these pix with
anyone who might be interested in *enjoying* them. :roll: I don't see why the
snarky putdowns are called for.

There's far more to a picture than mere technicalities. Fortunately I can
look beyond "noise" and "blown highlights" to see something interesting in
the image. Can you? It's fortunate, or I'd give up this hobby in disgust
pretty quickly. My bird pictures aren't set-ups - I spend hours in the
forest collecting them. For every 10 birds I see I might get a clear photo
of just one, so it's a treasure. Personally, on my monitor, I think the
glare on his back gives a pretty good impression of what he actually looked
like sitting in that sunbeam.

As far as resizing goes, the first two images are already cropped down
a lot. I don't have a good way to resize/resample them without destroying
what detail they have left. (I meant to crop that silversword, too...)

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Old Aug 15, 2006, 3:51 AM   #9
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Bettah size? :arrow:


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Old Aug 15, 2006, 3:57 AM   #10
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One problem with having a bajillion pixel mega-monitor is that the smaller one looks too small to me, so no detail is visible and he blends into the background more.
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