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Old Jun 2, 2009, 3:27 PM   #1
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From today, Pileated Woodpecker.

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Wow...great pictures of a magnificent bird. First time I saw a Pileated..it reminded me of the kind of bird you would find in Jurassic Park. Seems like it's from a very old order of birds...although I'm just guessing.
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WOW ! Simply a fantastic shot. If I needed inspiration to go out and try to hide myself to get a better shot of my resident pileated, you have provided it, Ed. In the meantime, paint me green with envy.

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magnificent shots, I'm normally happy to get a seagull in flight, a shot like that would make my month.

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Wow!
love the 2nd one the best, both are great.
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Have you done something strange in PP as they almost have a painted look to them, especially the 2nd one?
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Nothing was done to change any color in the birds, they were developed from raw. Did use noise Ninja to get some grain out of the sky.

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Nothing was done to change any color in the birds, they were developed from raw. Did use noise Ninja to get some grain out of the sky.

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That's potentially what it is. Using too much noise reduction can create an unrealistic look, possibly a little less would look more natural.
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The color had the painted look before I applied Noise Ninja, just used the auto profiling. The white fading into black is the color that was there.

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I've never seen a Pileated fly overhead so can't say anything about underside colours...but I have seen them and taken pictures of them perched and can attest, that the red, black and white colours on the head in Snooked's pix the same colours.

I just looked at the 8 X 10 of the Pileated I took a couple of months ago and the colours are very similar...not only in my picture, but from what I remember from looking at the bird.
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