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    While the blue gray gnatcatchers and a sparse few warblers have been seen in our backyard forest for over a month, hadn't yet experienced the variety and numbers we usually get during migration. Last few nights on the bike it seems to have picked up lately. Looked out the window yesterday and noticed some waves of warblers finally. So, out I went to chase them in the shade of the oak canopy. Most stayed high but this beauty came down for a few opportunities. Not sure of ID, maybe Cape May?

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    Hi David, super little capture and I like the framing, tucking the subject in the corner, nice sharpness where it counts. F/10 at ISO3200, looks good.

    Personally I might just darken the LHS and pop a Radial filter over the bird and darken the BKG slightly, but also drop the saturation in the green area under branch it's a tad bright I think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Kaluski View Post
    Hi David, super little capture and I like the framing, tucking the subject in the corner, nice sharpness where it counts. F/10 at ISO3200, looks good.

    Personally I might just darken the LHS and pop a Radial filter over the bird and darken the BKG slightly, but also drop the saturation in the green area under branch it's a tad bright I think?

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    Hi Steve,
    Thanks for your valued inputs, as always. OK, so "radial filter over the bird and darken the BG". PP student needs further info on how. You can PM if you'd like.
    Peace,
    David

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    David, am I right in thinking you use LR?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Kaluski View Post
    David, am I right in thinking you use LR?
    No, DPP then PS.

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    No, DPP then PS
    Oh dear... bin the correspondence!
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    Nice David I too like the bird tucked into the corner. Something different. Bird id nice and sharp great details.Yes the greens may be alittle brightand I maybe would blend the hard line out of focus area above the branch where it curves TFS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Kaluski View Post
    Oh dear... bin the correspondence!
    You are too funny... But seriously, I found the radial filter in PS Camera Raw Filter and utilized it on my next post... Thanks mate

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    nice and sharp David but the BG has some distractions, too bright and the lined greens near the beak and above the branch.

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    David, if you can utilise the Radial, then you can do the same with the Graduate filter, but use them sparingly, you want the image to look natural- less is more!
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