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Old May 4, 2006, 2:04 AM   #11
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Thank-you all for your kind words and encouragement, as I always admire the bird pictures I saw in this forum and I tried to do the same. But taking bird photo is much harder than shooting stationary objects especially when you don't have a long tele zoom (for me, they always end up too small and finally in the garbage bin). I was just so lucky this time in the rightmoment and right place.

I think shooting in RAW definitely help the sharpness and general quality of he pictures. I must confess that I did applied very slight amount of sharpeningwith RawShooter (I believe sharpening = 3 or5). I am still very new toraw so I was just playing around. Istarted shooting the Robin in jpeg first before I switched torawand I sure glad I did.

The following 2 were shot in jpeg with PS USM set @ 25% and similar amount of lightening as with the raw file. You can see the colour noise in the body of the bird more obvious than the ones shot in raw.

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I found a new area to photograph birds and noticed two Black Swans hanging out there, they appear very human friendly and might try and get some real close ups.

Also noticed that a bunch of pelicans do some nice and slow soaring over the area, I might have better luck in trying to get a nice crisp in flight fully spread winged shot similar to Toms amazing eagle shots.

Next week I am afternoon shift so if the sky remains clear I will try for some new shots.
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Old May 4, 2006, 10:39 AM   #14
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Welcome to Raw-land, BE!

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a bunch of pelicans
And you envy some of us for roes and elks???:?

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No great images here, too busy trying to catch the action, six robins in the back yard must lead to territorial arguments:

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They get rather nasty don't they?
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Old May 7, 2006, 8:24 PM   #17
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Here's one from my backyard in Minnesota. 50-200mm *istDS and Tamron 1.4 AF teleconverter
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Old May 7, 2006, 9:35 PM   #18
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Ira, you need to stop the fighting in your back yard, too bloody, may be put up a few bird houses, let there be peace.:-):-)

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Another robin, all puffed up to show off.
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Here he is calmed down:
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