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  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Today, 04:04 AM
    arash_hazeghi replied to a thread Hooded Mergansers in Avian
    cool to get both in the same frame, but the mergansers have zero details...both are terribly soft and lacking beyond salvageable... I recently...
    3 replies | 46 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Today, 04:01 AM
    arash_hazeghi replied to a thread Brown-headed Nuthatch in Avian
    nice little fellow, I like the pose, the light angle wasn't optimal. As noted the image is decidedly soft as posted and doesn't look salvageable. It...
    4 replies | 55 view(s)
  • Sanjeev Aurangabadkar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:59 PM
    A very nice portrait John. Good colors, clean BG and comp. Slightly more DOF would have been better.
    2 replies | 44 view(s)
  • Randy Stout's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:53 PM
    Randy Stout replied to a thread Calm green habitat in Avian
    Thanks Arash: This image was taken quite early in the AM, so was rather cool color temp. However, I did a minor tweak to remove the color cast,...
    5 replies | 63 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:20 PM
    arash_hazeghi replied to a thread Golden Oldie in Avian
    love this one too, the image does have a blue cast to it. TFS
    8 replies | 124 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:19 PM
    I like the dynamic pose but this one isn't quite as sharp (especially the head) to make it for me TFS
    3 replies | 47 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:18 PM
    arash_hazeghi replied to a thread Calm green habitat in Avian
    I like the low angle, nice details. the image has a blue/magenta cast to it and needs more warming up. the calm water with green tones is very nice...
    5 replies | 63 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:16 PM
    arash_hazeghi replied to a thread First C1P processing.. in Avian
    much better than the ones before in terms of IQ. very little noise visible on my 4K NEC screen. It does need more sharpening, which has to be done in...
    3 replies | 85 view(s)
  • dankearl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:33 PM
    dankearl replied to a thread First C1P processing.. in Avian
    Thanks Randy. It did crash on me, had to reload twice but it appears to working well. I did not sharpen the RAW at all. Just my basic downsizing...
    3 replies | 85 view(s)
  • Randy Stout's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:26 PM
    Randy Stout replied to a thread Calm green habitat in Avian
    Thanks guys. The highest white I could find was 246, right at the water line on left edge of breast, but I will circle back and lower them a few...
    5 replies | 63 view(s)
  • Randy Stout's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:22 PM
    Randy Stout replied to a thread Kingfisher in Avian
    Mike: As Dan mentioned, lovely colors, really nice. Interesting perch, which has detail by the bird, but doesn't overpower him. Small thing is...
    2 replies | 49 view(s)
  • Randy Stout's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:18 PM
    Randy Stout replied to a thread First C1P processing.. in Avian
    Lovely colors Dan. Well framed, good pose, soft light. Glad to hear of your experiences with CP1. I tinkered with it a bit, but then my 5k iMac...
    3 replies | 85 view(s)
  • dankearl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:48 PM
    dankearl started a thread First C1P processing.. in Avian
    Nice to learn new tricks in lockdown, I got a 30 day Capture One trial, Had a few crash problems but have it up and running. Ordered Arash's book....
    3 replies | 85 view(s)
  • dankearl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:39 PM
    dankearl replied to a thread Calm green habitat in Avian
    Whites are a bit hot but great HA and BG.
    5 replies | 63 view(s)
  • dankearl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:38 PM
    dankearl replied to a thread Kingfisher in Avian
    Really sparkles...looks like a bit of compression artifacts if you look close. Very nice.
    2 replies | 49 view(s)
  • Mike Poole's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:34 PM
    Mike Poole replied to a thread Fight!! Fight!! in Avian
    Great action frame, that's what photographing the lek is all about! Mike
    5 replies | 174 view(s)
  • Mike Poole's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:33 PM
    Mike Poole replied to a thread Theme Tug Of War... in Avian
    Aesthetically beautiful frame Joe, nicely composed, stunning light and a great low POV. Lacking some fine detail in the head, might be able to sort...
    2 replies | 46 view(s)
  • Mike Poole's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:31 PM
    Makes me want to get my floating hide out of the shed! Great low angle, love the water in this one, light is wonderful. If you have one not so close...
    3 replies | 52 view(s)
  • Mike Poole's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:28 PM
    Mike Poole replied to a thread Theme Purple Sandpiper in Avian
    More nice work John, you're on a good roll! I might be tempted to lose some of the specular highlights, one o the end of the bill, the others by and...
    2 replies | 28 view(s)
  • Mike Poole's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:26 PM
    Mike Poole replied to a thread Calm green habitat in Avian
    Traditional beautiful low shooting angle (should we expect anything else?!) and a nice pose. I like the texture you've left in the BG, would have...
    5 replies | 63 view(s)
  • Bill Dix's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:24 PM
    Bill Dix replied to a thread Brown-headed Nuthatch in Avian
    Lovely pose, perch and background. I've never had any luck getting a decent, close-up shot of these guys, partly since they don't live around here...
    4 replies | 55 view(s)
  • Mike Poole's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:23 PM
    Mike Poole started a thread Kingfisher in Avian
    A Kingfisher circa 2015. Was hoping to have a real crack at these this year, but like most of the world, I'm just playing with old files! Canon...
    2 replies | 49 view(s)
  • Randy Stout's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:10 PM
    Superb shooting angle, lovely detail on the head. Well exposed. I would prefer not so much vegetation that close behind the bird, but we can't...
    3 replies | 52 view(s)
  • Randy Stout's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:07 PM
    Randy Stout replied to a thread Hooded Mergansers in Avian
    David: Agree about the pairing being nice. Male is very soft, female a bit better. Plenty of shutter speed, so probably DOF issue. The head of...
    3 replies | 46 view(s)
  • Randy Stout's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:04 PM
    Randy Stout replied to a thread Theme Purple Sandpiper in Avian
    John: Nice exposed, like the cascading water on rock, soft water behind, angle in frame. A bit lower would have been nice, but I suspect that...
    2 replies | 28 view(s)
  • Randy Stout's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:56 PM
    Randy Stout started a thread Calm green habitat in Avian
    This juvi loon is two months old, and spending more time by himself. I often find them near the shore in the reeds. D4. 600VR. 1/500s, f/4, ISO...
    5 replies | 63 view(s)
  • John Mack's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:55 PM
    Looks great. Nice light and low angle. The vegetation behind the bird is nice. Detail looks spot on.
    3 replies | 52 view(s)
  • John Mack's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:54 PM
    John Mack replied to a thread Hooded Mergansers in Avian
    These are birds are tough to get close to. Nice to see the male and female together. The birds look soft.
    3 replies | 46 view(s)
  • John Mack's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:53 PM
    John Mack replied to a thread Brown-headed Nuthatch in Avian
    Like the pose and the perch. To me it looks like you had a leaf or something close to the lens.
    4 replies | 55 view(s)
  • John Mack's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:52 PM
    John Mack replied to a thread Theme Tug Of War... in Avian
    Like the tug o war here. The light is very nice. I would sharpen the head some more. The beach is nice and clean.
    2 replies | 46 view(s)
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