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Old Apr 12, 2009, 5:38 PM   #1
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These are soft too but, I still thought they were worth sharing.:-)
this one seemed somewhat surreal...





This GBH likes to sit and freak out the visitors by pretending he doesn't have a head...



He finally straightened up and then just sat there for the longest time... but. not until all the laides and small children ran screamming from the area.:G


here is another GBH I shot Friday on the way home from work...


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Old Apr 12, 2009, 8:26 PM   #2
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Excellent ones GW--they do not look soft to my eyes. The color on # 2 & #3 is eye-popping:|. I also like what you did with the red cardinal against the pale background! They are all keepers in my book!
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Old Apr 12, 2009, 8:58 PM   #3
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Fascinating! I really like the cardinal one. And, I think I would have been one of those women running from that headless heron.

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Old Apr 12, 2009, 9:24 PM   #4
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Very nice photos - I really like the cardinal. The color on the GBH is different than what I've seen so far (of course, I've only seen two of them) - is that breeding plumage or? Quite interesting, in any case.
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Old Apr 12, 2009, 9:39 PM   #5
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Hi GW. The Cardinal shot is fabulous. As you say surreal.

The Heron shots are great but the colour balance is a mystery. Which photo is the most accurate colour?

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Old Apr 12, 2009, 10:02 PM   #6
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That "decapitated" GBH is very unnerving -- even knowing that the head is actually there. I have also never seen a GBH with such interesting coloring. They're all a uniform blue/gray when they get up here. But of course in this area we only see them from about May through October.
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Old Apr 13, 2009, 2:47 AM   #7
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I like the first one a lot, what pp did you do to it?

#2, isn't that the guitarist in Status Quo?:blah:

Seriously, very nice GBH pictures, too, but not really fair to theGBHs to put them in the same thread as #1.

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Old Apr 13, 2009, 1:37 PM   #8
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Thanks for the nice comments everybody,
I almost always use a touch of noise reduction in Neat Image plus a touch of sharpening when converting from RAW to tif. I'm not sure if there is somthing wrong with my computer or if it's just my tired eyes at night but the first two GHB's (I can see now) have too much saturation! the color was naturally on the warm side due to the late evening sun and a brown hase in the air from a brush fire near by. the last GHB wasn't altered except for sharpen and noise.
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I like them all, but the Cardinal is not only surreal but the saturation of the bird makes it look 3D against the OOF background. Wonderful!!!!!!!!!
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Thanks so much Keltech,
I appreciate the compliment.

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