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Old Jan 19, 2011, 8:49 PM   #1
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Pictures from my FZ-40, these are all crops, as they were shot at a pretty good distance for the most part... except for the Grackle on the fence. No other processing.
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Old Jan 19, 2011, 8:50 PM   #2
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I need to start carrying a tripod with me... or at least my monopod, that will be the next step towards improving my pic's.
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Wes, it would be hard to improve on these! Really nice, indeed! They are nice & sharp, great color!
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Wes,

They're really good shots. I don't think a monopod will be required with that kind of strong light.

I would suggest that you could get some improvements with some processing. Just as an example, I've done a little to a couple of the images - mainly increasing contrast, also a small increase in saturation. I'm not saying these are better than the originals - just trying to give you some ideas to play with.

I really like the work of this photographer when it comes to birds and water; I'm sure he does a lot of processing of his pictures!
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Nice shots Wes! The grackel is really good...
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Thanks, all- I appreciate the input... I'd like to get all the shots as good as the Grackel. I feel the monopod would help me stabilize a little better, and have more keepers as a result. The afternoon light is quite helpful!
Mick- I looked at the photographer you linked to- wow... what amazing shots! That's the kind of sharpness I'd like to achieve!! Of course, I guess that's the difference between a D300 and a FZ40~ *s*
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I guess that's the difference between a D300 and a FZ40
I guess so! Bill seems to come up with consistently amazing captures; I guess it's a lot of things including the camera, the lighting, the PP, and talent
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Yeah, I shouldn't have implied it's just the camera!!! I could probably take the same camera and it's still look like I took the picture!! Beautiful work indeed.
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