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  • 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.
    2 replies | 26 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 | 48 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 paste like BG and the wet reflective beak. TFS
    6 replies | 76 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...
    6 replies | 76 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 | 211 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...
    2 replies | 26 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...
    2 replies | 26 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...
    7 replies | 84 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 | 83 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 | 211 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 | 211 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 | 83 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 | 75 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)
    6 replies | 76 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...
    1 replies | 45 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 | 48 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 | 185 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 | 48 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 | 83 view(s)
  • Daniel Cadieux's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:44 PM
    Paul: NSWIME...
    11 replies | 185 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 | 50 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 | 75 view(s)
  • Kurt Bowman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:38 PM
    Kurt Bowman replied to a thread Theme Northern Pintail Close-Up. in Avian
    This is just stunning! Love the framing, the gradient BG and the light. Fantastic job!
    6 replies | 76 view(s)
  • dankearl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:28 PM
    dankearl started a thread In a Vortex. in Avian
    Wigeon. D500, 420mm,(300 f2.8 w/1.4), f4, 1/1250, iso400 PP in Capture, Affinity photo. vortex-1800.jpg
    1 replies | 45 view(s)
  • dankearl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:22 PM
    I dont care about the feet, you did not say the crop but I guess you were close because the DOF is the problem for me. I shoot wide open at f5.6 on...
    7 replies | 84 view(s)
  • dankearl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:18 PM
    dankearl replied to a thread Theme Great Blue Heron in Avian
    Hard to get great Heron shots as they are so common but this is nice, enough different to make you look.. Nice light and processing.
    4 replies | 50 view(s)
  • dankearl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:14 PM
    dankearl replied to a thread Theme: Profiling in Avian
    This is getting to be a tough place to post with the fine detail and exquisite processing you do... You have it down,, Beak is polished like fine...
    6 replies | 75 view(s)
  • dankearl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:11 PM
    dankearl replied to a thread Two and one fish in Avian
    Wow, this is nice processing, some may quibble as I think it looks artful and maybe lost fine detail, but I would frame it.
    7 replies | 83 view(s)
  • dankearl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:09 PM
    dankearl replied to a thread Theme Northern Pintail Close-Up. in Avian
    The muted light you had was perfect.. Excellent, I have nothing to add to this..
    6 replies | 76 view(s)
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