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  • Randy Stout's Avatar
    Today, 05:44 AM
    Randy Stout replied to a thread Sacred Kinfisher in Avian
    Paul: Agree about the colors being very nice. Pose is good, rocks texture and color works well without over powering him. Cheers Randy
    3 replies | 36 view(s)
  • Randy Stout's Avatar
    Today, 05:39 AM
    Randy Stout replied to a thread Theme Northern Pintail Close-Up. in Avian
    Daniel isn't that old, cut out the old body comments !! :S3:
    9 replies | 87 view(s)
  • Randy Stout's Avatar
    Today, 05:38 AM
    Randy Stout replied to a thread Theme Northern Pintail Close-Up. in Avian
    Daniel: Now if you could just get the birds to reimburse you for your quality portraits, you could retire! Very nice, one of the most beautiful...
    9 replies | 87 view(s)
  • Arthur Morris's Avatar
    Today, 05:19 AM
    Arthur Morris replied to a thread In a Vortex. in Avian
    Yes, way too contrasty for me (because o f the sun being from our right). So the dark green of the head is in shadow while the white crown is in full...
    2 replies | 54 view(s)
  • Arthur Morris's Avatar
    Today, 05:17 AM
    This is the full frame image. I was maybe 20 feet rom the bird as it landed right in front of us. With the eye so sharp, and the snail meat too, I...
    9 replies | 92 view(s)
  • Arthur Morris's Avatar
    Today, 05:05 AM
    Thanks Gail, Jon, and Arash. I went back to the original and with the feet magnified, can see the ugly sharp edges. As Arash suggested, I need to...
    9 replies | 92 view(s)
  • Arthur Morris's Avatar
    Today, 04:59 AM
    Arthur Morris replied to a thread Theme Northern Pintail Close-Up. in Avian
    Whassa matter? You couldn't get any closer??? Was I like best are the BKGR tonalities -- the blue (water?) on the bottom linking up with the blue of...
    9 replies | 87 view(s)
  • Paul Burdett's Avatar
    Today, 03:01 AM
    Paul Burdett replied to a thread Sacred Kinfisher in Avian
    Thanks Arash. Correct on both counts (sharpen/resize). Appreciate your feedback.
    3 replies | 36 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Today, 02:31 AM
    arash_hazeghi replied to a thread Blue Palette in Avian
    love those iridescent colors and BG. simple perch, excellent HA. sharp bit a bit over sharpened on my screen as it is showing jagged artifacts,...
    2 replies | 54 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Today, 01:45 AM
    arash_hazeghi replied to a thread Theme Northern Pintail Close-Up. in Avian
    what I like about this shot is the soft calming pastel-like BG and the wet reflective beak. TFS
    9 replies | 87 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Today, 01:39 AM
    arash_hazeghi replied to a thread a full color palette in Avian
    Hey Artie, the truth is that the shorebirds here rarely fly. I watched the whimbrels for about 1 hours and perhaps 3-4 flew and only 2 in the right...
    10 replies | 247 view(s)
  • Brian Sump's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:57 PM
    Brian Sump replied to a thread Theme Northern Pintail Close-Up. in Avian
    Surreal Daniel. The detail you pull out with that old body man, how are you ever gonna give it up?? Tone, texture, cool emotion, gorgeous...
    9 replies | 87 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:23 PM
    arash_hazeghi replied to a thread dowitcher in Avian
    Hi Paul , several factors affect how we perceive sharpness, there are scientific objective ways to characterize and measure sharpness in the lab but...
    10 replies | 215 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:07 PM
    arash_hazeghi replied to a thread Sacred Kinfisher in Avian
    love the light and colors. did you have to use AI sharpen or resize on this one? I am asking because the details seem to be a bit lacking in the...
    3 replies | 36 view(s)
  • Paul Burdett's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:03 PM
    Paul Burdett started a thread Sacred Kinfisher in Avian
    My camera was setup to photograph an Osprey flying overhead...not a good angle for a shot, when I noticed this Kingfisher land on the rock. It was...
    3 replies | 36 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:00 PM
    love the close up and the view of the snail. the detail on the snail is phenomenal and trade mark of the A1. when cloning I'd feather the brush...
    9 replies | 92 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:23 PM
    arash_hazeghi replied to a thread Two and one fish in Avian
    Isn't it funny you think my image was soft and crunchy but you find this acceptable :eek3:, the hind bird is still OOF and what I would call soft and...
    7 replies | 88 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    arash_hazeghi replied to a thread dowitcher in Avian
    here is the 100% unsharpened crop from RAW from the head and the wing where you can count individual feathers. My previous static shots didn't have...
    10 replies | 215 view(s)
  • Paul Burdett's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:09 PM
    Paul Burdett replied to a thread dowitcher in Avian
    Not much to add, but I will say that my first impression was "over sharpened" (especially the head) but maybe it's just the web size compression or...
    10 replies | 215 view(s)
  • Paul Burdett's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:02 PM
    Paul Burdett replied to a thread Two and one fish in Avian
    Beautiful image Ann. Exposure , sharpness, poses, water, reflection ,BG...all top notch. Glad Topaz rescued this one.
    7 replies | 88 view(s)
  • Paul Burdett's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:59 PM
    Paul Burdett replied to a thread Theme: Profiling in Avian
    Not bad:w3 more 3x2? (STUNNING!!):bg3:
    6 replies | 78 view(s)
  • Paul Burdett's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:55 PM
    Paul Burdett replied to a thread Theme Northern Pintail Close-Up. in Avian
    Yes...not much to add here...another Cadieux stunner. Love the water droplets (look like ice crystals)
    9 replies | 87 view(s)
  • Paul Burdett's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:53 PM
    Paul Burdett replied to a thread In a Vortex. in Avian
    Very nice pose here with a low pov. Sharp with a good HA..Some might find the BG a little distracting, but I actually like it. My only gripe is that...
    2 replies | 54 view(s)
  • Paul Burdett's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:50 PM
    Paul Burdett replied to a thread Blue Palette in Avian
    Really like this Vaughn. Sweet bird, lovely colours, sharp, perfect HA and a nice contrasting BG. Well processed. I might clone out the very small...
    2 replies | 54 view(s)
  • Paul Burdett's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:10 PM
    Not sure what it means either...lol...that was easier to figure out:bg3:
    11 replies | 186 view(s)
  • Vaughn Larsen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:27 PM
    Vaughn Larsen started a thread Blue Palette in Avian
    Male Mountain Bluebird, shortly after sunrise. The bluebird arrived and perched on an old yucca stalk as I was getting setup, thus the required crop...
    2 replies | 54 view(s)
  • Kurt Bowman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:45 PM
    Kurt Bowman replied to a thread Two and one fish in Avian
    This is a lovely frame Ann! Love the movement throughout the frame, great save on the back bird...I will have to try Topaz AI. Great action and image!
    7 replies | 88 view(s)
  • Daniel Cadieux's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:44 PM
    Paul: NSWIME...
    11 replies | 186 view(s)
  • Kurt Bowman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:42 PM
    Kurt Bowman replied to a thread Theme Great Blue Heron in Avian
    Love the flowing feathers, the framing, light and the flying water droplets! Great job!!!
    4 replies | 53 view(s)
  • Kurt Bowman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:40 PM
    Kurt Bowman replied to a thread Theme: Profiling in Avian
    Brian, this frame is killer! Techs are top notch and that eye is just awesome. No nits here either...great job!
    6 replies | 78 view(s)
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