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Old Jun 5, 2010, 8:09 AM   #1
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Default Some birds from the park & if i cheat I'll tell you.

Went for a walk to get some practice with a 300&1.4tc and a monopod.

I know that I'm not stable enough holding that length and sorry to say was proven correct again.

But I had some keepers.

#1


#2

larger version: http://rhermans.smugmug.com/Fauna/Bi...00_Y4tMw-O.jpg

#3

larger version: http://rhermans.smugmug.com/Fauna/Bi...04_f2eLW-O.jpg

#4 (as shot, only cropped a bit)


Taking a look at the exif at home I noticed that those shots didn't go at 300mm but closer to 200,
so I could have gotten those shots easy without the TC.

That wasn't the cheating part.
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Those heron shots where taken against the light and would never have turned out this way without something reflecting the light back.
I was lucky? there was a metal plate next to the heron.

The only problem was getting the metal out of the shot.

So I cheated,
the first shot I masked the grass below the metal and moved it up


the second shot I just masked the heron and placed another background.


Hope you don't mind

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Old Jun 5, 2010, 8:22 AM   #2
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Hahaha, nicely done!

I was just about to say how good the 3rd shot was and then saw your trickery!

I don't mind the editing at all, certainly can't tell from these resolutions.
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Old Jun 5, 2010, 8:59 AM   #3
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Thanks Tachi,

you've got a point with the resolution,

try these


http://rhermans.smugmug.com/Fauna/Bi...00_Y4tMw-O.jpg

http://rhermans.smugmug.com/Fauna/Bi...04_f2eLW-O.jpg
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Old Jun 5, 2010, 9:25 AM   #4
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Tell you what mate, if you didn't say, would be hard to tell, even at the full resolutions, the first one you wouldn't necessarily pick up on, the join looks more like a step with 2 levels of grass, certainly can't see the join as such.

The second one again, other than a few edges on the heron on the far left, and one or two of the uneven feathers along the neck, it's still not obvious.

Excellent work!
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Ha Ha nicely done Ronny. I do still really like that 3rd shot !
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Very nicely done! Amazing how good they do look, considering what you did. And no, doing things like that don't bother me at all.
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Very nice PP work Ronny!
I'd be proud of these too.
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Tell you what mate, if you didn't say, would be hard to tell, even at the full resolutions, the first one you wouldn't necessarily pick up on, the join looks more like a step with 2 levels of grass, certainly can't see the join as such.

The second one again, other than a few edges on the heron on the far left, and one or two of the uneven feathers along the neck, it's still not obvious.

Excellent work!
Again thanks
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Very nicely done! Amazing how good they do look, considering what you did. And no, doing things like that don't bother me at all.
Thanks Harriet,

never expected these results either, the new masking tool in cs5 is as great as they say.
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Very nice PP work Ronny!
I'd be proud of these too.
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