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Old Dec 17, 2006, 8:21 PM   #1
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This series is dedicated to Robar and his love of pelicans. Hope you enjoy these.

The california brown pelican.



Viewed from this angle, it gives the pelican a very prehistoric pterodactyl look doesn't it?




This pair of incoming pelicans were originally cast in shadows. I had to adjust the shadows/highlights quite aggressively to bring out the details.


Here is a pelican diving for some fish. They always land with a big splash!








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Old Dec 17, 2006, 8:28 PM   #2
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Wow...those are amazing! Beautiful detail. They are all good, but I think the first one is my favorite.
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Old Dec 17, 2006, 8:50 PM   #3
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Wow! You've certainly put that 70-300 lens to good use, these are very nice!
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Old Dec 17, 2006, 8:58 PM   #4
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royce,
thanx for the dedication but i refuse to speak to you. lol

anyway, great shots!!

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Old Dec 17, 2006, 9:22 PM   #5
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royce,
these are great shots, but.......
you are over sharpening.. there's halos around all of them.. i don't know what settings you're using but you need to tone it down quite a bit..
this is what i'm talking about.

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Ya I totally see it now. Here's the original pic resized.


Here's my second attempt. Shadow 50, Highlight 1, USM 50.


Any better?
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doc,
use a dup layer to make adj.

turn the layer on and off to see the diff..

this redo also shows ''sharpening'' halos.

don't use 'in camera' sharpening. PS or other programs do it much better..
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They are all beautiful, 2 and 3 are my favourites.
You must have very steady hands, well done.

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