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Old Dec 13, 2009, 9:58 PM   #1
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I was driving through the Holla Bend NWR along the Arkansas River this morning when this Northern Harrier landed in the top of a low tree in front of me. He was concentrating on scanning the field in front of him and was slow to take notice of me.



But, it didn't take long for him to zero in



And, he was off...



Shot with a Pentax K-7 and Sigma 50-500. Because of clouds and fog, I had to shoot at ISO 3200, then clean up with Noiseware.

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Nice. The softness makes them look like pastel paintings.
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I think you went a little too far on the noiseware. i would have erred on leaving them a bit grainy for better detail retention.
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I think you went a little too far on the noiseware. i would have erred on leaving them a bit grainy for better detail retention.
After looking at them for 24 hours, I agree with you entirely. I'm doing a re-edit and pulling back on the NR quite a bit. I'll repost when I get them done.

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A couple of re-edits:





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Hmm... not to be continually critical with these. But I am just surprised at the amount of noise even at 3200. nothing in your fault, i think they are captured well.

if i may ask, are they cropped heavily? could you post just a resized original with no post-processing. just for curiosity's sake.
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Hmm... not to be continually critical with these. But I am just surprised at the amount of noise even at 3200. nothing in your fault, i think they are captured well.

if i may ask, are they cropped heavily? could you post just a resized original with no post-processing. just for curiosity's sake.

You are completely correct in your assumption of heavy cropping being a major factor in the noise. These are nearly 100% crops.

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