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Old Apr 25, 2011, 9:47 PM   #11
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Thanks, Steven.

Here is another male Goldfinch with colors a bit more advanced:



And, a female Cardinal that came to dinner late this evening:

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I absolutely love Goldfinches and this is superb! The kind of photo that can be framed and admired every day!
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Zig, these last two images really pop on my LCD. The Cardinal looks like she just applied her lipstick the color is so bold, and the yellow/gold of the Goldfinch is impressive. Yellows and reds often give me fits in post processing.
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Hi Spedangie, Greg,

Thank you.

Greg,

On the Goldfinch, I decided to try a bit of different processing and used the quick selection tool to remove the Goldfinch from any further processing. Then applied some gaussian blur to the background. Brought the bird back in and this is the result. Didn't do anything to the yellow color.

You brought up an interesting point as I often wonder how my images appear to other people using normal lcd monitors. I've got the Imac and with this particular screen, my images really are pretty bright. They generally don't appear as good to me when I see them on my wife's Dell laptop


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Zig.
The female Cradinal is Excellent. It really stands out.
Here the birds are slowly arriving .

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The female Cradinal is Excellent. It really stands out.
Here the birds are slowly arriving .

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Thanks Fred,

Many thanks for taking the time to look and comment. while the birds are active, the weather here is such that it's not really conducive to getting a good shot of one.

But, Spring will be here soon.

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You brought up an interesting point as I often wonder how my images appear to other people using normal lcd monitors. I've got the Imac and with this particular screen, my images really are pretty bright. They generally don't appear as good to me when I see them on my wife's Dell laptop
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I'm out of town with a laptop I didn't have time to calibrate before leaving (with an aircard only marginally faster than a modem connection), and the colors look good but not particularly vivid. That's probably what most folks see. But if your intended audience is people who love photography, there's a much better chance they have tweaked their monitors.

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