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Old Jan 11, 2005, 10:04 PM   #1
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This is about as close as I've been able to get to one of these guys. This is cropped and sharpened some. Seems like he needs to comb his feathers a bit.
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Old Jan 11, 2005, 10:35 PM   #2
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It's tough to get these birds sitting still for any length of time and it's also difficult to get any semblance of eye in the black capped. You've done both here, nice job. Yours look moreruffled andquite a bit warmer than mine.
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Old Jan 12, 2005, 2:57 AM   #3
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Nice shot! Norms right about these guys being tough to photograph. The
fortunate thing with these guys, at least around here, they pretty much
ignore humans as they go about their business. So you can get pretty close and
follow them around.
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Old Jan 12, 2005, 7:18 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. Because of what Norm said is why I posted this one. Most of my shots of these guys the bright white part is over exposed. This is definitely one of the more challenging birds I try to photograph., My wife told me his feathers were that way because it was windy.
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Old Jan 12, 2005, 11:02 AM   #5
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I like these little guys. They look so cute!

On a different note - I bought PS elements 3.0 as it was on sale. I don't use the full blown PS as I think it is too much for me. So now they have the shadow/highlight available in elements, it seems to work great on some of my shots which were either under-exposed or over-exposed. It brought back lots of detail which I didn't see earlier.
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Old Jan 12, 2005, 12:57 PM   #6
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Does this look a little better. I have Elements 3 and tried it.
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I think you got yourself a slight improvement in color saturation and contrast with that little process trick.
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