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Old Mar 22, 2006, 9:19 PM   #21
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I'm certainly impressed, with both the hawk (and the eagle picture that started the thread). The closest I've gotten to taking a bird photo was a black blob that was supposed to be a crow. The sharpening adds quite a bit.
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Old Mar 22, 2006, 11:05 PM   #22
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Hope you didn't mind, but I fooled with it a bit and here is the result. Still could be sharper, but not bad.

It wouldn't be an overstatement to say that I'm interested in hearing exactly what you did. Thanks for boosting my selfconfidence!

(And how did you do to insert the picture without attaching?)

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Old Mar 23, 2006, 12:09 AM   #23
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Tom's eagle picture is spectacular , very impressive. In where I live, we don't see this majestic creature very often, if at all; too cold a climate for them, I guess.However, last year on vacation to the West coast (British Columbia), as I was walking along a beach I managed to spot 5 of them and thank goodness Ihad my dc with me. I was so excited and I took a few pictures of them at fairly close range before they took off. Here's the best one of them, not near as good as Tom's but I was proud with it anyway. As you can see the background is too busy and too much DOF. Well, wasn't a Pentax DSLR , what can I say.:sad: ( I'm still waiting for my DL2 to arrive.) Hope you folks don't mine it wasn't taken by a Pentax.You know, thatwas one fine moment in my lifetime.

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Old Mar 23, 2006, 12:23 AM   #24
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Great picture. I hope you wont mind a suggestion, Crop out Some of your Background. This Will allow the eagle to standout.

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Old Mar 23, 2006, 12:48 AM   #25
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Thanks for the advice, Black Knight, you are right, this isbettter.

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bilybianca you have a PM
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You are very welcome!

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You are very welcome!

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Old Mar 23, 2006, 10:22 AM   #29
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The crop is nice!

If you take the burn tool in Photoshop CS and set it at about 50% you can get a lot more detail out of the white head on the eagle, which will improve your image also.

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Thanks Tom!

Unfortunately I don't have Photoshop CS only the Photoshop Elemnet 2. There is no burn tool in Element 2 but I suppose I can use the selection tool to isolate the white head and then reduce the brightness and contrast there. That should make the detail show up better, similar to the result of the burn tool. Thanks for the suggestion.

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