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Old Jun 20, 2005, 8:36 AM   #1
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hi, (camera Fuji S5000, no additional lenses)

Took some pics of either swallows or swifts (im no bird expert), but ive just started trying to capture these in flight, to start with i was missing everything. until i tried having both eyes open, was soo much easier. These things are QUICK
I did have to pre focus the camera, which is a pain for obvious reasons. But generally i was really pleased with getting something.
I think the camera was on 1/1000, (im sure it goes to 1/2000 but couldnt seem to get it up there.

Ive done a little PSP editing but again, very new at that too, can anyone get it looking better in software? any software hints? (ive used the selection wand, and salt and pepper)

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Old Jun 20, 2005, 8:00 PM   #3
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no thoughts? is this the best ill get with ma Fuji S5000?
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Old Jun 20, 2005, 9:00 PM   #4
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I just quickly went through and selected the hard edges, and deleted the blurry parts because the bird wing is complete without regenerating them. IMO the firstis a good candidate for a wingtransger because from the background (wait what background?) you can't tell it's turning. First sample the blue (hold alt on the eye dropper tool) and paint it on a new layer, and send that to the back, then select the blue out of the main frame using magic wand, and delete it. The take the bad wing and delete that fluttering wing from the point where the body ends, this has to be done by hand, and delete it. take the good wing, cut it off almost anywhere past where the body begins. then copy it and to a horazontal flip, and rotate it to the proper angle. Make sure it's the layer just behind the bird body and good wing, and place it in the right position. This way the body well overlap the wing untill it joins, because at the angle the wing is behind the body. Heres what I got in 5 minutes:





note that I wanted to resort to really moddifying it because you really can't really do much to the second with my skills and I don't think the first one can look good with modding. For suggestions for the future try to take them while there soaring and secondly try to get a higher angle on them.
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these birds dont really 'soar' there fast buggers, but good job on the edit
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does anyone know if this is good for this camera, fuji s5000,

love to know if ive got miles of learning to do or the cameras at its best



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Having tried to capture these little beatuies, I give you 11/10 for effort. I like the blurring, as the move like greased lightning! :-)
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thanks man, the blurring wasnt on purpose unfortunately, but is ok.

Ideally would be good to have both a dlsr and a my Fiji S5000, but alas......

Im really tempted with the Canon s2 as a replacement for the fuji though.
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