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Bynx Aug 16, 2007 4:48 PM

Rolling around while lying on my back among a crowd of hungry people I shot this in spite of their stares.

Trojansoc Aug 17, 2007 5:25 AM

Very nice capture, Bynx. I might put a touch more USM to sharpen it a little, but the feather detail, particularly around the tail is very nice, so I wouldn't go overboard with sharpening.

GigaS27 Aug 17, 2007 12:35 PM

I think its a good shot, but i find it hard to see the detail of the bird since the sky is kinda bright. Just a thought

Bynx Aug 17, 2007 1:57 PM

Thanks Giga. The original post was untouched from the camera. This is post production in Photoshop. And I took your advice Trojan about UnShark Mask. Although I have to admit thats one feature I never got a grasp on yet.

GigaS27 Aug 17, 2007 2:06 PM

Fix makes it look alot easier to see the subject, nicely done..

EDIT: Not sure but it looks likeyou may have used a bit too much "Radius", can any1 agree?

Bynx Aug 17, 2007 2:37 PM

Giga it seems you undestand UnSharp Mask. Could you explain it a bit to me please. Radius? etc.

Trojansoc Aug 17, 2007 7:47 PM

Definite improvement, but just atouch too heavy

musket Aug 18, 2007 7:46 AM

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Agood shot, worthy ofa fewtries in edit for comparisons.............musket

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musket Aug 18, 2007 7:47 AM

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version 2 .........................musket

Bynx Aug 18, 2007 4:40 PM

Thanks Muskat. Your two versions certainly made the bird more crisp. But the problem I have is I like the sky as much as the bird. I want a nice broiling cloud and blue sky as well as a crisp clean white bird. Coming to that balance is the difficulty. I want to keep as much detail as I can on the outlne particularly around the tail feathers. I honestly havent spent any time in Photoshop with this pic. But having seen what you did I think I will. Thanks again.

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