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Old May 28, 2010, 7:04 PM   #11
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Given the time of day, the second one looks OK to me (and I love the quizzical look on the second Swan Goose in line - they look like they are rushing in for a hand-out). The framing of the Kookabura's head by the OOF leaves makes for a great shot.
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Old May 29, 2010, 1:10 AM   #12
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Thanks Penolta.

Actually there were about 10 of the Geese in a line just about to swim under the bridge I was standing on, I found it quite comical .... unfortunately with a 135mm attached I had to select just those that fitted best into the frame.
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Old May 31, 2010, 8:50 PM   #13
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There was a thread somewhere on Steve's that came to the conclusion that the forum's software will do some compression even if you resize to 1024. If you resize to something slightly LESS than 1024 it doesn't. Or at least that's what I vaguely remember (I wasn't reading all that closely, though I found the discussion interesting). You might try resizing one of the ones above to 1020 and uploading that to see if it retains the sharpness you saw in your other software.

I do like the pictures, the eagle is wonderful, along with the crested ibis.
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Old May 31, 2010, 9:44 PM   #14
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and a couple more .......a West African Crested Ibis
Actually, it is a Crowned Crane _ I didn't notice the misID before.
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Old May 31, 2010, 11:54 PM   #15
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Penolta - Lol, I can never remember so I always take a shot of the ID plate - it doesn't surprise me the zoo have got it wrong !

Harriet - thank you ! I will also definitely try your tip on the re-sizing.
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Terrific shots, wonderful detail, I love the kookaburra pose.
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Thank you for your kind comments Rodney !
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Nice shots of some different birds. Love the eagle.

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