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Old Feb 4, 2011, 6:52 PM   #1
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Default A few more birds in flight

The 2 in flight are snowy Egrets but I don't know what the duck is
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It's a male Hooded Merganser. Nice shot but I notice a lot of PF in it. What lens did you use? It's a problem I have with these guys as well, all those white patches surrounded by dark are ideal for it to show up in.

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Old Feb 4, 2011, 9:28 PM   #3
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It was the Tamron 70-300, All my shots of them had the PF, I haven't figured out how to avoid it yet

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If a lens has the PF issue there isn't much you can do sometimes other than live with it. Sometimes shooting only when it's overcast helps.

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That's always been the main complaint with the Tamron, and why I ended up buying the 55-300 instead. If you have a picture with PF that you are willing to spend some time with, try using the clone tool set to "color" instead of "normal" (Scott told me about this trick and it works great!). Then choose the color you want the purple to be and it will paint that color over the area, without changing the light/dark (luminosity). Otherwise it's a nice picture of the Hooded Merganser - that's one of my favorite water birds, I always think they look very elegant with their hoods up.
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Old Feb 5, 2011, 8:06 PM   #6
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try using the clone tool set to "color" instead of "normal" (Scott told me about this trick and it works great!). Then choose the color you want the purple to be and it will paint that color over the area, without changing the light/dark (luminosity)
Thanks I will try that
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Some great captures, Hans.
One of the improvements in CS5 is how well it corrects the fringe problems notorious with a lot of lenses.
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Those are some great photos. I hadn't heard the trick with the clone tool. I hope it works, as it's great shot, which can become a superb shot by eliminating the PF.
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Nice ones.

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