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Old Dec 11, 2010, 1:55 AM   #1
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Double-Crested Cormorant at a local duck pond. Got some good shots of it even though the setting wasn't the prettiest. Shot with the K100D and Vivitar 120-600 at around 400mm or so on a monopod. ISO 800, tweaked with Topaz DeNoise, InFocus and Detail 2. Enjoy.

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Old Dec 11, 2010, 2:44 AM   #2
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Great shot, only the setting is not the best.

But it's a credit to the lens and the photographer to get this much detail
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Old Dec 11, 2010, 12:42 PM   #3
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Thank you. The setting is horrible Have to take what you get some days.

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Now you need to use ReMask to take the beautiful bird and put it somewhere else. Make that pole it's on part of a boat railing or something...
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I also like the shot of the bird very much. It's very interesting to see how the bird is gripping the bar with webbed feet. I didn't know that was possible for waterfowl.
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Hi John,

Another nice capture of a pretty difficult bird to shoot -- but you did have the advantage of good lighting
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Fine shot of a wonderful fisherman. I am often amazed at how these birds frequently stand with their wings out like this drying them. Nice work!

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John, I hope you don't mind, but I just love your cormorant and couldn't resist playing around with ReMask 3 at bit. Such a great shot of the bird needed a better background. If you object to my edit, I'll remove it.

I think I've got a handle on ReMask now (learned more how it "thinks" by working on your picture, thank you for the opportunity). It really is a fun program, results are quite good and it's easier for me than trying to paint my own masks. This one was done fairly quickly and seeing the preview of it shows there's a couple of spots that could be done better.
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Wow - fantastic shot of the cormorant John and a wonderful job by Harriet to re-habitat it !
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John, I hope you don't mind, but I just love your cormorant and couldn't resist playing around with ReMask 3 at bit. Such a great shot of the bird needed a better background. If you object to my edit, I'll remove it.

I think I've got a handle on ReMask now (learned more how it "thinks" by working on your picture, thank you for the opportunity). It really is a fun program, results are quite good and it's easier for me than trying to paint my own masks. This one was done fairly quickly and seeing the preview of it shows there's a couple of spots that could be done better.
Fantastic! I love it. Is the background just a shot of water you had sitting around? I had thought about your suggestion but I couldn't think of any shots I have that would be a good background, doing mostly macro and telephoto work. May have to go take some just for shots like this one. That is some fine work you did.

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