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  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:54 PM
    Dorian Anderson replied to a thread calling shortie in Avian
    I've been organizing files, sorting out back-ups, and updating my website these two weeks. Since I am a writer without kids, my day-to-day has...
    27 replies | 196 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:46 PM
    arash_hazeghi replied to a thread calling shortie in Avian
    and also cleaning up your computer from old files, checking your back up etc etc :)
    27 replies | 196 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:45 PM
    arash_hazeghi replied to a thread Guillemots in Avian
    you made the best from the shooting angle you had, I like how the hind bird (female?) is calling from behind....colors look nice especially the warm...
    5 replies | 45 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:43 PM
    arash_hazeghi replied to a thread Another Great Skua in Avian
    pretty cool image! the focus is sharp but I wish the image had more fine details. If you have the pixels perhaps post a bit larger if it holds up.......
    1 replies | 8 view(s)
  • dankearl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:38 PM
    dankearl replied to a thread calling shortie in Avian
    "Certainly! I just have to find the time to learn new tools." Dorian, there can't be a better time than lockdown. I think I will try out Capture...
    27 replies | 196 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:35 PM
    arash_hazeghi replied to a thread calling shortie in Avian
    A few points about blurring the BG (whether by blur or aggressive NR). These images look totally fake and synthetic to my eye, I can often call them...
    27 replies | 196 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:32 PM
    Dorian Anderson replied to a thread calling shortie in Avian
    Certainly! I just have to find the time to learn new tools. The comparison you posted is a great illustration, and it might prove the motivation to...
    27 replies | 196 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:29 PM
    Dorian Anderson replied to a thread calling shortie in Avian
    Thanks, Dan. I've always known processing was the limiting factor in my photo equation. I need to find the time to rectify it! I've also enjoyed...
    27 replies | 196 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    arash_hazeghi replied to a thread calling shortie in Avian
    Just because one's work is good it doesn't mean it cannot get any better. We can all improve. for one thing he should not be holding back in using...
    27 replies | 196 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:25 PM
    arash_hazeghi replied to a thread calling shortie in Avian
    Here is what it boils down to - Adobe is a greedy company. They do not want to pay licensing fees to the camera companies whose engineers have...
    27 replies | 196 view(s)
  • dankearl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    dankearl replied to a thread calling shortie in Avian
    Your work is amazing, Dorian, one of the best photogs/birders here so I would not presume to tell you to change anything..
    27 replies | 196 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:17 PM
    Dorian Anderson replied to a thread calling shortie in Avian
    Yes, just LR because it is easy. I am not good with computers. I have no idea how to use a plug-in or into what I would plug it. Though easy, I...
    27 replies | 196 view(s)
  • dankearl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
    dankearl replied to a thread calling shortie in Avian
    Dorian, You don't even use PS? Lightroom alone? I don't know anyone who does that, you get both with the package, right? I know Arash used DPP...
    27 replies | 196 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 PM
    I like everything but the mood of the duck. Dan's right, he looks a bit depressed with pupil partially closed (maybe appropriate for the situation)....
    3 replies | 34 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:54 PM
    Dorian Anderson replied to a thread calling shortie in Avian
    OK, this is processing nuance unfamiliar to me. I did not understand the difference is in the conversion, not in the application of NR. I am forced...
    27 replies | 196 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:44 PM
    arash_hazeghi replied to a thread calling shortie in Avian
    this is fake news now! :bg3: I do not apply more NR either to the bird or the BG, rather, instead of using that bull **** Adobe software that...
    27 replies | 196 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:36 PM
    arash_hazeghi replied to a thread calling shortie in Avian
    Not true! The BG has not been smoothened at all, I never smooth the BG's IMO it's pretty stupid to blur the BG. I hate those images with blurred...
    27 replies | 196 view(s)
  • Geoffrey Montagu's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:25 PM
    Fun capture, Dan. Great light, typical Sandhill Crane behavior, and nice and sharp. Though I like the crop, I also could see cropping for just the...
    1 replies | 15 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:25 PM
    Dorian Anderson replied to a thread calling shortie in Avian
    I'm not saying NR is bad. I use NR on every one of my images, to varying degrees depending on ISO and crop. I'm saying different people use it to...
    27 replies | 196 view(s)
  • Geoffrey Montagu's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    This is another Great Skua from the same morning in Iceland 2012. C&C welcome. D3S, Nikon 500mm f/4G, 1/800s, f 7.1, ISO 400, Gitzo, Wimberley...
    1 replies | 8 view(s)
  • dankearl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:06 PM
    A bike ride today outside the metro area where I live (Portland Oregon), to photograph Sandhill cranes on Sauvie Island (thus the title). It is...
    1 replies | 15 view(s)
  • Geoffrey Montagu's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:43 PM
    Geoffrey Montagu replied to a thread Theme Great Skua in Avian
    Thank you Gail, Dorian, and John. Good suggestions, and yes Dorian they are more of a golden brown indeed, yet I kind of liked this after I raised...
    4 replies | 103 view(s)
  • dankearl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:40 PM
    dankearl replied to a thread calling shortie in Avian
    Dorian, I do not know what Arash does, I use denoise on almost every photo I process. Why not? It is not "natural" that cameras process as they do...
    27 replies | 196 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
    Dorian Anderson replied to a thread calling shortie in Avian
    It's not that it's 'not natural'; it's that Arash adds more NR to his backgrounds than most others. I tend to push my blues more than everyone else....
    27 replies | 196 view(s)
  • dankearl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:25 PM
    dankearl replied to a thread Florida Burrowing Owl in Avian
    Fun closeup, very nice. I might have got rid off the vegetation on the right.
    7 replies | 69 view(s)
  • dankearl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:23 PM
    dankearl replied to a thread Guillemots in Avian
    Excellent. Light and exposure terrific.
    5 replies | 45 view(s)
  • dankearl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:22 PM
    dankearl replied to a thread Canvasback in Avian
    Very nice closeup, a very rare species in my neighborhood.
    4 replies | 35 view(s)
  • dankearl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:21 PM
    dankearl replied to a thread Northern Pintail from 2017 in Avian
    The most elegant duck in my opinion, they look like decoys.... I wish it had more cheery look, my only nit. Eye a bit closed...
    3 replies | 34 view(s)
  • David Roach's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:17 PM
    Pretty much perfect. No nits here. In your hands, it sure looks quite elegant. TFS
    3 replies | 34 view(s)
  • dankearl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:14 PM
    dankearl replied to a thread calling shortie in Avian
    Eye and the far wing are my favorite. Beautiful frame. Bg looks completely natural to me. Not close to subject at all, not sure why anyone would...
    27 replies | 196 view(s)
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