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Old Jan 29, 2011, 3:15 PM   #1
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Just a few shots of an American Coot and some ducks that were trying their best not to get their picture taken.
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 3:20 PM   #2
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Really nice shots; I love the way the water looks. All the colors in your photos are so vivid; beautiful!
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 3:24 PM   #3
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Thanks csa, this was a little experiment with saturation settings.
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Saturation settings? Tell me more.
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Craig-

The photos look vivid. How much did you increase the Saturation settings under Picture Adjustment?

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Really nice! I also love the way the water is reflecting the blue sky.

eysha - you can go into the PICT ADJ menu and change the saturation setting. Don't go overboard because it will reduce your image quality very slightly if you set it too high.
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Thanks Saly, what do you consider too high or would you not use this setting?
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I don't typically use it (per LTZ's recommendation), but +1 should be fine.

But as you can see, Craig's photos came out very nice, so it's worth experimenting.
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Thank you all for the comments.

Settings were: Contrast 0
Sharpness +2
Saturation +2
Noise Reduction 0

The change in saturation did cause a noticeable increase in noise. There were some contrast and sharpness adjustments in PP.
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Thanks for the data, Craig-

You got a very nice result. I am surprised that you could get away with +2 on the Saturation.

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