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    Another shot from the back garden, taken from my hide.
    Olympus E-M1X
    Focal Length : 300.0mm
    Focal length in 35 mm film : 601.0mm
    Exposure mode : Manual exposure
    ISO Sensitivity : 400
    Exposure compensation : 0.0 EV
    Shutter : 1/2000 sec
    Aperture : F5.6

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    Jon, really cool action.

    I am thinking motion blur on the head, but then again the leaves in the fg are super sharp in comparison with the body plumage so I am almost thinking it is a focus plane issue - maybe it grabbed the leaves?

    Either way, unfortunately for me this one barely misses and would not be one I'd process personally. The colors and the rest are all really nice.

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    Brian, I was at first surprised, I went back to the raw file and I agree entirely with your observation, the head is not pin sharp. I think I will have to curb my enthusiasm and recheck future submissions!
    I appreciate your pointing this out, thank you.

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    Bummer on the unsharp head. Maybe try Topaz Sharpen AI. A shame, because everything else is superb: the flying acorn, the bird, the image design, and even the leaves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    Bummer on the unsharp head. Maybe try Topaz Sharpen AI. A shame, because everything else is superb: the flying acorn, the bird, the image design, and even the leaves.

    with love, artie
    Thanks Artie, I'll have a look, I have plenty more - I just hope some are up to snuff! Joking apart I am going to arrange for an eye test too!

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    Hi Jon lovely action shot .
    Nie warm fall colors ... the kit has missed just the bird on the focus front , the leafs in front does appear sharper .
    Just use a " edge mask" to see where it is sharp .... visible even without the eye test

    Just bin it .... not even worth to try the " magic " Topaz software , cannot create wonders ....

    TFS Andreas

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