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  • Andreas Liedmann's Avatar
    Today, 01:37 PM
    Hi folks .... going again with slow shutter , for some dynamic features inside the image . Some might call it " creative " .... I would say playful...
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  • Jonathan Ashton's Avatar
    Today, 06:17 AM
    Jonathan Ashton started a thread Eider duck in Avian
    It was good to see the Eider ducks again and hearing their calling. I quite liked the yellow reflection in the water. I think he will be in the...
    0 replies | 33 view(s)
  • Jonathan Ashton's Avatar
    Today, 06:12 AM
    Here's another Red squirrel, the colouration is very different to the previous post. This darker race is more typical of the mainland Europe...
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  • Sharif Uddin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:53 PM
    Hi Dorian, both albatrosses look stunning. Fantastic wing spread. I like how both birds are parallel to the camera so we get the killer underwing...
    2 replies | 69 view(s)
  • Sharif Uddin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:13 PM
    Sharif Uddin replied to a thread Rufous-crowned Sparrow in Avian
    Thank you, Joe and Dorian. Dorian, thank you for your suggestions. Repost with increased brightness and reduced sharpness.
    3 replies | 90 view(s)
  • Jay Ing's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:06 PM
    Jay Ing replied to a thread Magpie Comparison #3 in Avian
    Thanks for the reply and your thoughts on the images in general. While that doesn’t help too much in terms of image selection/prioritization (my main...
    2 replies | 94 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:34 PM
    And since it's basically the exact same shot (at 1/4000 vs. 1/3200), here's a Salvin's Albatross for comparison.
    2 replies | 69 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:29 PM
    Light was f'ing awful, seas were rough, and the boat configuration sucked, but I walked away with a few keepers on this dreary, windy pelagic trip...
    2 replies | 69 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:23 PM
    Looks good, Sharif. Very engaging and clean. Two ideas. I think you could back off the sharpening a touch; the bird is starting to look a bit...
    3 replies | 90 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:20 AM
    Dorian Anderson replied to a thread Magpie Comparison #3 in Avian
    All three of these magpie captures are unbelievably dynamic and serve as joint testament to the a1 technology and and your photographic ability. The...
    2 replies | 94 view(s)
  • Joseph Przybyla's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:39 AM
    Hi Sharif, nice simple clean image, I like it a lot. Post processing looks spot on with a pure background. Thank you for sharing.
    3 replies | 90 view(s)
  • Joseph Przybyla's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:35 AM
    Hi Andreas, I think the duck really looks good. Nice rich colors and the feather detail in nice. I like the pose. Thank you for sharing.
    3 replies | 142 view(s)
  • Jay Ing's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:35 AM
    Jay Ing started a thread Magpie Comparison #3 in Avian
    Ok, here's the 3rd Magpie shot I liked a lot from my trip out that day. This one has a Machiavellian feel to it to meet, but I don't find it to be a...
    2 replies | 94 view(s)
  • Sharif Uddin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:27 AM
    I love the soft colors and the overall ambience of the image. Lots of details considering ISO 3200. The stick holding the seeds doesn't bother me...
    3 replies | 148 view(s)
  • Sharif Uddin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:23 AM
    Hi Dorian, very nice portrait. It does hold up really well for a large crop. The eye and the bill are super sharp. Also great feather detail on the...
    2 replies | 115 view(s)
  • Sharif Uddin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:10 AM
    Another sparrow from a local trail at sunset. Not a very glamorous bird, but I like sparrows! Also I wanted to take another crack at an image where...
    3 replies | 90 view(s)
  • Andreas Liedmann's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:05 AM
    No problem Sharif ... adding output sharpness is just perceptual , I just used the low res OP .... which is for sure not ideal . I was also thinking...
    9 replies | 298 view(s)
  • Sharif Uddin's Avatar
    01-21-2022, 11:37 PM
    Sharif Uddin replied to a thread Juvie Mountain Plover in Avian
    Hi Andreas, Thank you for your edit. Topaz did similar thing for me and I pulled back the sharpening as it seemed too far from the original. But...
    9 replies | 298 view(s)
  • Andreas Liedmann's Avatar
    01-21-2022, 12:43 PM
    Hi Dorian ... nice solid portrait . Color and tones looking good and the crop works well . Nice different feather structure to see ... Wondering...
    2 replies | 115 view(s)
  • Andreas Liedmann's Avatar
    01-21-2022, 06:40 AM
    Andreas Liedmann replied to a thread LeConte's Thrasher in Avian
    Hi Sharif ... good to see you posting high quality images !!! Nicely processed , well composed .... i do like the overall soft tonality and color...
    2 replies | 177 view(s)
  • Andreas Liedmann's Avatar
    01-21-2022, 06:33 AM
    Hi Daniel ... the best thing to have the subjects on your own , at least IMHO. Another fine shot and i like the clean wintery feel , nicely...
    3 replies | 148 view(s)
  • sasan nejadi's Avatar
    01-21-2022, 01:38 AM
    sasan nejadi replied to a thread imperial eagle in Avian
    thanks Dorian ,Your guess is correct, despite the 45 megapixels, I use less teleconverter, although I have no problem with the output of the...
    2 replies | 162 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    01-21-2022, 01:05 AM
    Same bird as yesterday, just a bit closer and from a slightly different angle. Canon 600mm f/4 IS II + 1.4x III on EOS R5 1/3200 at f/8, ISO 1000...
    2 replies | 115 view(s)
  • Andreas Liedmann's Avatar
    01-21-2022, 12:03 AM
    Thanks Dorian , easy answer ... if light allows I stop down the lens . And I am not afraid , like you , to push the ISO . I know there are folks...
    3 replies | 142 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    01-20-2022, 11:52 PM
    Dorian Anderson replied to a thread LeConte's Thrasher in Avian
    There aren't many good images of this species, so this is a really nice result even with the blotchy bush behind. Bird is super sharp, and I really...
    2 replies | 177 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    01-20-2022, 11:48 PM
    Dorian Anderson replied to a thread imperial eagle in Avian
    A very dramatic image, Sasan! The range of browns and golds is really pretty in this warm light, and the rocky ground adds habitat context. Strong...
    2 replies | 162 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    01-20-2022, 11:43 PM
    This isn't a pose I've ever sought, but I think the yellow eye and the direct stare make this image work. Feather detail on the perfectly-lit face...
    3 replies | 142 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    01-20-2022, 11:39 PM
    She's super sharp and looks good in the grayscale/flat surrounds. All the other techs look great, so that's good. My only issue is the protruding...
    3 replies | 148 view(s)
  • Jay Ing's Avatar
    01-20-2022, 10:33 PM
    Jay Ing started a thread Comparing Maggies in Avian
    Hi all, For some time I've felt I'm not doing a great job of culling (perhaps keeping too many) - and - I have a very hard time figuring out which...
    0 replies | 268 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    01-20-2022, 04:22 PM
    As requested, here's a tighter-cropped version to lose some of the OOF geology at the bottom. Can't get any tighter without cramping the bird! Cheers!
    5 replies | 196 view(s)
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