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Old Mar 14, 2005, 6:31 PM   #1
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I went through my recent photos and grabbed up a number of what I consider to be the most successful close shots. Here are a few of my choices:










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Gosh you were right on top of these guys weren't you. They are all super so I had a hard time trying to figure out which one I like best.So I'll go with my first impression and that is the next to the last one. It really jumped out at me. What kind of bird is that anyhow.
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Old Mar 14, 2005, 8:32 PM   #3
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Thanks Houston, it's a real pretty bird, and I believe that it's a Pine Siskin. However, I'm not 100 percent on that ident, but about 98%. Cheers.
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Old Mar 14, 2005, 9:30 PM   #4
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Normcar, your photos are always so stunning! Thanks for sharing so many!
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Old Mar 14, 2005, 11:10 PM   #5
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Thanks Codger, I appreciate you taking the time to look at them and leave a note. Cheers.
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I'm running out of adjectives to describeyour work, Norm. Great shots. I really like the Chickadee shot. Thanks for posting.
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Some good work once again Norm. The close-up of the tree rat is great.
Maybe it's my monitor setup, but it looks like you tried to push just a
touch to much to get detail in the black cap on the chickadee and can almost
see the line of the selection area. The siskin is really sharp and detailed. I
also like the catch with the seed and all the other crap it has on its bill.
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Old Mar 15, 2005, 9:15 PM   #8
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it looks like you tried to push just a
touch to much to get detail in the black cap on the chickadee and can almost
see the line of the selection area.
I really appreciate you pointing this out to me woodmeister. I just did a close inspection myself and found the area I believe you are referring to, just under the birds beak. Actually, it wasn't a selection workflow but a layering in order to increase lightness on the black cap to get as much detail as possible out of that dark head. This batch was unfortunately underexposed and you just don't underexpose chickadees.

PS - I fixed it up a bit so you may see less of what you saw before.
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