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Old Apr 23, 2005, 8:14 PM   #1
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These beautiful but noisy fellows are back for the summer. This one is in the shadow of the feeder with his tail in the sun. Anyone have any ideas on in camera or post processing to help even the exposure out? Enjoy-Bobby
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 1:55 PM   #2
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I also would like to follow this thread about the ideas for shadow photos by FZs. I have found myself helplessshooting handheld in shadows. The max you can do is reduce theISO which I already have at 80(FZ20), and use max aperture and steadiest hand at relatively low shutter speed and avoid zooming too much. Still the pictures come a little hazy/noisy most of the time.
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 3:51 PM   #3
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Photoshop->DCE Filters, Color Cast Corrector (yellow)-> exposure compensation (-.45 stop), Neat Image (70% correction level, FZ1 profile)-> Nic Sharpener Pro Internet Autoscan, "Anna" (lowest) setting.

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Old Apr 24, 2005, 6:07 PM   #4
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Nice shot, I almost got a jay the other day but spooked him before I could get a shot. Here's my attempt although not as good as Nick's. I used levels and shadow/highlight in PS and a little USM:


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Old Apr 24, 2005, 8:34 PM   #5
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these birds are really pretty nice capture :|
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Old Apr 25, 2005, 8:38 AM   #6
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Photoshop->DCE Filters, Color Cast Corrector (yellow)-> exposure compensation (-.45 stop), Neat Image (70% correction level, FZ1 profile)-> Nic Sharpener Pro Internet Autoscan, "Anna" (lowest) setting.


NickTrop; I am new to PS Elements 2 and have no idea what that means.:?

My Blue Jay at 432 x 1.7 x 2 or 1469 No PP except image size. [Do not know how]
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Old Apr 25, 2005, 9:05 AM   #7
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nice one ,if he had turned his headjust alittle more for u:|

Photoshop isvery good program , Im kinda familiar with it as its alot like Paint Shop Pro .The difference ive seenfrom the start is Photo Shop Doesnt lose the picturequality , at least i cant tell.The resizing is hands down Better than PSPro

Try using the auto fix theres manual sliders also on the main Standard Fix or manual fix tools .Try different settings on them or the auto .The more you use the program the easier it is to learn .
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Old Apr 25, 2005, 7:54 PM   #8
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nice one ,if he had turned his headjust alittle more for u:|
I THINK HE TURNED HIS HEAD JUST RIGHT? OK?

[ NOT A BJ]



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Old Apr 25, 2005, 9:16 PM   #9
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I THINK HE TURNED HIS HEAD JUST RIGHT? OK?

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Old Apr 25, 2005, 10:55 PM   #10
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Heres my go at it. Used the enhance shadow/highlights feature in Elements three, Focus Magic, Noise reduction, removed some purple fringing using color replace feature. Over exposure is often very difficult to impossible to correct, so when shooting something with very bright highlights (especially when being contrasted with dark colors) its a good idea to use your exposure comensation setting, setting it to -1/3 to -1. You can much easier lighten up a slightly over exposed pic, although, if you go too far, you will lose detail to noise.
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