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Old Jim Dec 7, 2005 8:56 AM

Here is another photo which I would like your critque on composition etc.

SteveDak Dec 7, 2005 9:01 AM

Really nice Jim - great expression; reminds me of a maths masterI once had the misfortune to have.

mad_grll Dec 7, 2005 9:04 AM

nice expression but the dx 6490 it's destroyng the details with the strong compression

Old Jim Dec 7, 2005 9:40 AM

I had this compression problem here before. I cropped the image in Photoshop and then resized/resampled it with IrfanView. What could I do differently to solve this problem? I think it is my technique rather than the camera.

rhett7660 Dec 7, 2005 11:11 AM

Are you compressing the original file?? you might want to open the file, select > copy > new and the paste the picture into the new psd file. Then do what you need to do... If you are working on the original jpg file, each time you save it compresses.. per say.................... Just a tip..

I like the pic.........


Hards80 Dec 7, 2005 11:41 AM

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hey, thats a pretty nice shot!.. all you needed was a little levels/curves adjustment.. and a slight crop..

julies517 Dec 7, 2005 1:43 PM

it is a nice shot and dustin's edit looks great. this is a real improvement over some of your earlier posts :).

rhett7660 Dec 7, 2005 2:33 PM

Hard80... Just curious as to what you did and how much? New to photo correction per say................... Like what you did.....


Aumma45 Dec 7, 2005 10:51 PM

Dustin's editing did it. Indeed terrific expression. Seems to me you told the bird to take that expression. Hmmmmm.

Hards80 Dec 7, 2005 11:33 PM


first did a levels adjustment, brought in the left slider a bit and the compensated with the middle.. then i did a curves adjustment and made a slight S curve to increase contrast/saturation.. then a little bit of selective burning in bright areas.. followed with a bit of unsharp mask.. something like 80/1/0 maybe (dont remember)..

rhett7660 Dec 8, 2005 5:24 PM


Got it... Thanks a bunch.. and yup you tweaking made all the difference...

Thanks again

Old Jim Dec 8, 2005 6:26 PM

Thanks all for the nice comments. Dustin, you are always teaching me something. Much much better. I followed your technique on my end. Thanks.

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