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Old Jan 3, 2010, 2:52 PM   #1
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EXTREMELY cold here this morning at -4F with the windchill. I really don't know how these guys survive in it. They sure do love that heated water though!

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Old Jan 3, 2010, 3:11 PM   #2
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great detail on this one.
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EXTREMELY cold here this morning at -4F with the windchill. I really don't know how these guys survive in it.
Hi Gary,

You took the words right out of my mouth. I'm sitting here drinking a cup of hot tea as I look out the window at various finches taking turns at the feeder.
The snow is falling, the wind howling, temps in the teens and here I am wondering how they can survive through all of it.....Then your post comes along.

By the way,

I like your photo. What have you done differently? The reason I ask is that, (IMHO) it's one of the sharpest that you've posted to date. The feather detail is really good and the color looks very accurate.

All in all, a very good capture.
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Hi Gary,

You took the words right out of my mouth. I'm sitting here drinking a cup of hot tea as I look out the window at various finches taking turns at the feeder.
The snow is falling, the wind howling, temps in the teens and here I am wondering how they can survive through all of it.....Then your post comes along.

By the way,

I like your photo. What have you done differently? The reason I ask is that, (IMHO) it's one of the sharpest that you've posted to date. The feather detail is really good and the color looks very accurate.

All in all, a very good capture.
Isn't that weird?! I'm sitting here with a cup o' tea, too!

Thanks!

The only thing I did differently is I'm trying out a some software that JimC recommended called, "DigiKam". Obviously, it works a trick. Originally for Linux, there is now a version that can be used in Windows or Mac. You can find it at http://www.digikam.org Well-worth a test drive.
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Old Jan 3, 2010, 3:25 PM   #5
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The only thing I did differently is I'm trying out a some software that JimC recommended called, "DigiKam". Obviously, it works a trick. Originally for Linux, there is now a version that can be used in Windows or Mac. You can find it at http://www.digikam.org Well-worth a test drive.
Thanks for the tip and the link. Based on your results, it's definitely worth a look see.
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Hi Gary,

You took the words right out of my mouth. I'm sitting here drinking a cup of hot tea as I look out the window at various finches taking turns at the feeder.
The snow is falling, the wind howling, temps in the teens and here I am wondering how they can survive through all of it.....Then your post comes along.

By the way,

I like your photo. What have you done differently? The reason I ask is that, (IMHO) it's one of the sharpest that you've posted to date. The feather detail is really good and the color looks very accurate.

All in all, a very good capture.
yea. it does look cleaner and smoother than many. whatever you did here, really worked out Gary.
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yea. it does look cleaner and smoother than many. whatever you did here, really worked out Gary.
Thanks very much for the input. Looks like DigiKam is the way to fly for me. It really is quite a comprehensive piece of software. Excellent workflow!
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Your results are impressive. I tried the KDE Windows version and was disappointed there was no uninstaller. I experienced a number of crashes on startup on my XP machine and it all had to be removed manually. I may give it a try again on my Linux platform.
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Your results are impressive. I tried the KDE Windows version and was disappointed there was no uninstaller. I experienced a number of crashes on startup on my XP machine and it all had to be removed manually. I may give it a try again on my Linux platform.
I think there is a separate installer for it, Turbines. I didn't look that closely. It's well-worth taking a close look at.
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EXTREMELY cold here this morning ...
Extremely cold here, you say - I say, EXTREMELY good shot with perfect Bokeh and very clean overall look of your pp as well. One of the best detailed pictures I have seen for a while!

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