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United States
Title: blue heronNikon D70
blue heron (4)
kshew Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 30] (202)

Level Adjustment and Crop
Level Adjustment and Crop
Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321) [2009-01-01 00:29:54] [3]
Used Adobe Photoshop CS3 to crop the picture for composition and adjusted the levels.
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Norway
Title: Lake AursundenNikon D50
Lake Aursunden (64) *
pablominto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3879 W: 192 N: 3835] (14563)

Adobe Photoshop CS2
Adobe Photoshop CS2
Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251) [2009-01-01 01:07:24] [1]
- color balance: green -16, blue +8
- level and curve adjustment
- slight gamma correction
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United States
Title: blue heronNikon D70
blue heron (4)
kshew Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 30] (202)

irfanview
irfanview
trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 103 W: 39 N: 11] (54) [2009-01-01 03:23:25] [2]
hello Ken

With Irfanview, a simple and user-friendly free software [on my old computer and win98], I do some pp work here

.crop a bit off top/right and most of left side because the bokeh blur shows very little other interesting feature there but I leave a little room in front of the bird to place off center

.brighten up, contrast, saturation, levels
.sharpen
.add border to resize 800pixel

I hope you will like it.

regards, bill

p/s I have deleted the original photo and WS from my computer after upload.
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United States
Title: Ice WeirdnessCanon PowerShot S5 IS
Ice Weirdness (12)
BobH Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 8 N: 192] (650)

uncropped version of original post
uncropped version of original post
BobH Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 8 N: 192] (650) [2009-01-01 13:34:10]
After email discussion with people who have both academic interest and experience in ice issues, it appears there is a reasonable explanation for what is shown in the original photo and the previous workshop.

The key part of this was viewing the original uncropped image. That image had a very wide range of depth of field, so I had selected the part which was in focus and showed the surface features the best. It was only after someone suggested that the major ice features of the original post might be grooves rather than ridges that I went back and looked at the original uncropped image (posted in this workshop at the highest resolution acceptable to TN). To my surprise, the area cropped out of the original showed clearly that these major features were indeed grooves rather than ridges.

This fits well with the idea that these grooves are grain boundaries in the ice (hard for me to accept if those major features are in fact ridges). The same person making this suggestion also observed that wind driven phenomena such as the small parallel ridges within the polygons occur widely on many scales. This comment was partly in response to a photo I had sent him of micro-scale sand dunes about 2-3 cm high, which looked almost exactly like the small ridges of the original posted photo.

These two ideas together seem to provide an adequate explanation. But after all this, the weirdness factor is still high, and the detail visible at supermacro level still amazes me.
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Poland
Title: RoballOlympus C-765 Ultra Zoom
Roball (3)
wafitek Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 11] (127)

Roball comeback
Roball comeback
wafitek Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 11] (127) [2009-01-01 13:54:51]
Crop, resize.
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Poland
Title: Cold LoveCanon EOS 400D
Cold Love (24)
red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)

Overexposure
Overexposure
red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094) [2009-01-02 03:07:23]
Overexposured version with well visible ashen glow.
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Namibia
Title: AgameNikon D70
Agame (12)
micica Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 64] (408)

PhotoScape
PhotoScape
rousettus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818) [2009-01-02 07:31:04] [6]
+6 sharpness by PhotoScape
+low noisy reduction.
I hope you will like it. best wishes
Ahmet
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Australia
Title: Kookaburra RestingCanon EOS400D
Kookaburra Resting (8)
mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)

Alternative POV
Alternative POV
mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116) [2009-01-03 01:34:09]
On another angle which was then brightened a few points
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Romania
Title: Ardea purpureaNikon D40X
Ardea purpurea (6)
BogdanC Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 47] (413)

photoshop
photoshop
andrei99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 6 N: 86] (731) [2009-01-03 02:04:58] [1]
Un crop mai apropiat si un sharpen.
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Italy
Title: Winter's fungi
Winter's fungi (62)
lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)

HP Image Zone
HP Image Zone
Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251) [2009-01-03 02:20:13] [3]
- tighter crop on the bottom to rid of oof parts
- white balance correction
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