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Old Oct 27, 2009, 10:58 PM   #1
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 7:07 AM   #2
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Both great shots but your second one is beyond words. What a capture. Worth every foot of your 8000 miles.
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 9:30 AM   #3
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Great shots, and interesting plummage. Where were you?
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 10:06 AM   #4
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2nd shot is amazing. very fruitful endeavor. )

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Old Oct 28, 2009, 10:21 AM   #5
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See the GPS info in the EXIF. ;-)

Exif GPS IFD

* GPS Version ID = 0x02,0x02,0x00,0x00
* GPS Latitude Reference = N
* GPS Latitude = 12/1,255820/10000,0/1 [degrees, minutes, seconds] ===> 12° 25.582′
* GPS Longitude Reference = E
* GPS Longitude = 76/1,390915/10000,0/1 [degrees, minutes, seconds] ===> 76° 39.0915′
* Links to online mapping websites:
o Google™ Maps
o Yahoo!® Maps
o MSN® Maps & Directions
o Mapquest®
o Open KML data with Google™ Earth
o Save KML data to file
o Save KML data to file and open with Google™ Earth
* GPS Altitude Reference = sea level reference (negative value)
* GPS Altitude = 686/1 m ===> 686 m
* GPS Time Stamp / UTC Time = 5/1,48/1,2000/100 [hours, minutes, seconds] ===> 5h 48m 20s
* GPS Satellites = 07
* GPS Image Direction Reference = magnetic direction
* GPS Image Direction = 19150/100 degrees
* GPS Map Datum =
* GPS Date Stamp = 2009:10:23 UTC

If you use EXIF Viewer by Alan Raskin (a cross platform EXIF viewer for Firefox), which is where the above data was copied from after right clicking on a photo to see the EXIF metadata, you'll see links to popular mapping sites (Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, etc.) based on the embedded GPS data.
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 10:22 AM   #6
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See the GPS info in the EXIF. ;-)

Exif GPS IFD

* GPS Version ID = 0x02,0x02,0x00,0x00
* GPS Latitude Reference = N
* GPS Latitude = 12/1,255820/10000,0/1 [degrees, minutes, seconds] ===> 12° 25.582′
* GPS Longitude Reference = E
* GPS Longitude = 76/1,390915/10000,0/1 [degrees, minutes, seconds] ===> 76° 39.0915′
* Links to online mapping websites:
o Google™ Maps
o Yahoo!® Maps
o MSN® Maps & Directions
o Mapquest®
o Open KML data with Google™ Earth
o Save KML data to file
o Save KML data to file and open with Google™ Earth
* GPS Altitude Reference = sea level reference (negative value)
* GPS Altitude = 686/1 m ===> 686 m
* GPS Time Stamp / UTC Time = 5/1,48/1,2000/100 [hours, minutes, seconds] ===> 5h 48m 20s
* GPS Satellites = 07
* GPS Image Direction Reference = magnetic direction
* GPS Image Direction = 19150/100 degrees
* GPS Map Datum =
* GPS Date Stamp = 2009:10:23 UTC

If you use EXIF Viewer by Alan Raskin (a cross platform EXIF viewer for Firefox), which is where the above data was copied from after right clicking on a photo to see the EXIF metadata, you'll see links to popular mapping sites (Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, etc.) based on the embedded GPS data.
thats awesome. damn, i had just switched to google chrome too
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 11:01 AM   #7
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Thank you all

I traveled 15hrs by air and another 3hrs by car to this wildlife sanctuary near Mysore in the hope that everyone will enjoy theses images:
(more to come)
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Best BIF (Bee-eater In Flight) I've seen of one of these. Keep them coming.
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That's quite some travel time! Looking forward to more.
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Here's what I'd probably try for even better results (a *very* minor touchup using conservative settings), using the original if possible, given the rarity of the capture.

If you mind, I'll remove the images.

Step 1 - refocus algorithm (basically, an interesting sharpening algorithm) under showFoto (an extension of digiKam, a free open source image management application, that I have installed under multiple Linux distros).

Step 2 - use a built in filter named "stretch contrast" (and you may want to try reversing the steps, using stretch contrast first, then refocus)

You could enhance it further using USM, curves/levels etc.
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