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Old Oct 30, 2004, 12:26 AM   #1
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Old Oct 30, 2004, 8:34 AM   #2
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nice shots, I noticed you had a little purple fringing on the second one but apart from that they are great:-)
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Old Oct 30, 2004, 9:44 AM   #3
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Thanks alady. Glad you liked the pictures.

I must be colorblind I can't see any purple, is it on top of the birds head?
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Old Oct 30, 2004, 10:11 AM   #4
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all along the branches and a very little on the head of shot two andright down the back on the very edge and the very bottom of the bird on shot three.
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Old Oct 30, 2004, 4:08 PM   #5
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Very nice shots, zoomn - you were able to get real close and your fz1 with its zoom really helped you!

The purple that Julie is seeing along the edges of things in your pictures is what is known as purple fringing or PF. It is common with lenses that are not of the highest quality. But don't feel bad - most consumer digicams and even many lenses for DSLRs suffer to varying degrees from PF.

There are things you can do in post-processing to reduce the visibility of PF in your images. Do a search across the forums here for PF or "purple fringing" and you will find messages talking about it.
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Old Oct 30, 2004, 5:47 PM   #6
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yes, fix the purple fringing and you got some fabulous pictures

VERY close...and nice and sharp

purple fringing...also known as "chromatic abberation", is caused by high contrast areas (ex. the bright white against the black stick) because the sensor bleeds the areas together...

lol, i don't remember the technical terms and reasons why and how this happens but it's caused at high contrast, but can be easily removed in Photoshop...

if you don't have photoshop...check out GIMP...i haven't tried it...but you might be able to use it to get rid of it..especially if it has a "Color Correction" tool...or a "selective color" option..

anyway, great shots! how'd you get so close?

it's not fair my GBH always flies away two steps before i'm close enough

great job

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Thanks geoffs and vito.

My main sneak tactic is to get behind something and get as close as possible then when I do have to get in the open to do it gradually and then move very slow keeping your face down and don't make eye contact until I am ready to start shooting. The closer you get the slower you have to move.
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ahh...that's wat it was...i looked right at it the whole time...went really slow...but was looking right at it...

thanks for the tip

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I'm now using the fz20, and you can get c/a fringing on it too. I close the aperture to around f4 to f8, and it seems to clear the problem up. As long as you can keep your shutter speed quick, the fringing seems more controllable. cheers.....thekman.
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