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Old Nov 8, 2009, 3:39 PM   #1
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Went on a Photo tour with the local refuge manager to try and get some Sandhill Crane shots. For the most part the Cranes were not cooperating. I managed to get this shot and a couple of others before everyone else showed up. They were quite some distance away as they always are when they're on the ground around here. None of them seemed to want to fly over either. I will probably go back Wednesday as the section is just now being flooded.

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Old Nov 8, 2009, 4:05 PM   #2
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Nice "birdscape." Needs to be darkened, as the shift in colors makes it too light.

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Old Nov 8, 2009, 5:22 PM   #3
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Thanks, though I'm not exactly sure what you mean. The pic is pretty much out of the camera.
I auto adjusted the levels. Is this any better for you.

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Old Nov 8, 2009, 6:13 PM   #4
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Thanks, though I'm not exactly sure what you mean. The pic is pretty much out of the camera.
I auto adjusted the levels. Is this any better for you.
This one works better, but the problem here is that when an image is displayed on the Web, colors shift, and usually get lighter. So an image will sometimes look good on your monitor on your processing program, but too light, or too red or whatever, when viewed on the Web.

Photoshop has a neat preview, so that we can see how the image looks on the Web. Now if only I could remember to use it all the time...

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I don't know. I am looking at both pictures, the one I posted and the original, and they look Identical to me. The one I adjusted looks worse, in my opinion. The colors aren't as natural and it overall has a harsher look. I have used the preview in Photoshop and again I can't see any difference.
Thanks for the feedback I appreciate it.

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Steve, although your photo looks good as is, and this is not the C&C forum, the ground has been broken, so forgive me for posting my version of your photo, I boosted the contrast a little and gave it a small levels adjustment. Hope you like it..

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Ooooo, Looks nice. Thanks. I wish I could get closer to these guys.
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