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Old Oct 22, 2007, 10:23 AM   #1
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Chickadee.



Junco.



White Breasted Nuthatch.



White Crowned Sparrow (Immature) I'm not 100% certain on this I.D.



Another Junco.



It was a very overcast day and these were all shot in RAW at ISO 800 - (noisy on the D200) I post processed these in ACR tweaking the exposure, sharpness and colors as you need to do in RAW shots. Then I pull the image over to CS3 and finish it off (noiseaware noise removal) and convert to a jpeg for web purposes. I will say that shooting and PP'ing in RAW and using a solid noise removal software really helps get a person to a nice finished product. I hope that some of the information I post can help others here. :-)
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Old Oct 22, 2007, 4:19 PM   #2
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Nice photos all - they look posed. I am partial to the Nuthatch.

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White Crowned Sparrow (Immature). I'm not 100% certain on this I.D.


I am. :G Nice shot, too - it would make a good greeting card.

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Old Oct 22, 2007, 8:34 PM   #3
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Beautiful series Mike.
I just started shooting in RAW myself and am beginning to learn the tricks of tweeking the images to get the most out of them. It's a fun learning curve but I have a lot yet to learn. I am trying to practice before the peak of migrations so that I know what I'm doing when to big shots come up. You seem to have it down pretty well.
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Old Oct 22, 2007, 8:35 PM   #4
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Buzzsaw wrote: I will say that shooting and PP'ing in RAW and using a solid noise removal software really helps get a person to a nice finished product. I hope that some of the information I post can help others here. :-)


Thanks for the information. I have never shot in the raw mode before. Your sparkling products here are reasons enough to give it a try. Thanks.

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Old Oct 22, 2007, 10:50 PM   #5
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Very nice images, Mike. Nice bokeh and detail....and some pretty birds as subjects.
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Old Oct 23, 2007, 12:18 AM   #6
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Great shots, Mike!
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Thanks guys! That third shot I actually didn't have the background far enough behind the bird, but the other ones bokeh'd out nicely. I personally like the top two pics the best. Thanks for looking. :-)
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Great shots Mike!Looks like you have it figured out. Cheers, Dan
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Thanks, Dan. I'm not sure I'm completely dialed in, but I'm getting there slowly but surely. It sure takes time doesn't it? :-)
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mike,

these are excellent shots. your post processing techniques are superb. you were able to squeeze every bit of detail out of the image but also were able to remove any noticeable noise. i would not have guessed that you shot this at ISO 800. very impressive!

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