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Old Aug 13, 2006, 5:39 PM   #1
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Well, I saw the buzzard again today so stopped to take some shots. I have to say, I am disappointed with this set, they all seem to look "flat" to me, not sure what I did or didn't do. I shot in RAW and did the post processing and this is the best I could do but am not impressed in all honesty.
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Old Aug 13, 2006, 5:42 PM   #2
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I used fillflash in this one, don't like the effect at all.
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THAT is what you call a buzzard in the UK? Heck of a lot more attractive than a FL buzzard. (not my pic, reposted from the web).
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Your pictures are awesome, very well done. You did a great job.

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Old Aug 13, 2006, 9:30 PM   #7
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THAT is what you call a buzzard in the UK? Heck of a lot more attractive than a FL buzzard. (not my pic, reposted from the web).
I was going to say the same thing, looks more like a bird of prey than a scavenger to me.

In either case, the shots look great.
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I have to say, I am disappointed with this set, they all seem to look "flat" to me, not sure what I did or didn't do. I shot in RAW and did the post processing and this is the best I could do but am not impressed in all honesty.
I think they look great, if you are unhappy with them here is one other trick to try (if you have already tried this then just ignore).

Apply USM with a setting like 20 for Amount, 50 for Radius and a threshold of 1. This will increase contrast. Increasing the amount will increase the effect. Here is your first picture with this USM contrast enhancement using the numbers I have given.

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I like your pictures, and for those who are wondering about the "buzzard" term - according to the one book on birds I happened to findcalls Buteos as "buzzard hawks." The British just drop the hawk part of it. The first buzzard that Alibunnylady posted looked like a red-tailed hawk to me (and others), which isn't suprising, because the Red-Tailed hawks are Buteos.

What we in the US call buzzards are actually vultures.
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THAT is what you call a buzzard in the UK? Heck of a lot more attractive than a FL buzzard. (not my pic, reposted from the web).
I was going to say the same thing, looks more like a bird of prey than a scavenger to me.

In either case, the shots look great.
Here in the UK, Buzzards ARE birds of prey, they take pidgeons mainly and other small birds or vermin like rats and mice.

I know over in the States the Buzzards are completely different to over here, I believe we had this discussion when I posted my first lot of shots and it was very educational learning about the different birds in other countries.

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