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Dimorphic Egret #2

Dimorphic Egret #2
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, 100-400L is
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-22 2:23
Viewed: 4709
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all
this is the same Egret than yesterday's post BUT half a wingbeat later. You can easily see the white marking on the upperwing which is diagnostic for Dimorphic Egret.
Why did I repost almost the same picture? Simply because I am learning a lot here on TN: yesterday Harry's comment on the USM was so instructive that I just had to try and see the result.
Yesterday's posting had the following USM settings:
150% strength and 0.3 pixel radius before rezising the image and 50 % with 0.3 pixel radius after rezising (I agree I am a wimp afraid of artefacts).
Today's posting has 150 % strength with 1 pixel radius before resizing and 150 % with 0.4 pixel radius after resizing. The difference is amazing and yet no disturbing artefacts visible. There is another option in the USM of CorelPaintShopPro which is named clipping: it is always set at 1 and I have no idea what it is, so still a lot to learn (any USM teachers around?).
So far many thanks to Harry and a great sunday to everybody!

parthasarathi, Kaszek, Argus, Luis52, Mariol, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
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Hi Tom

Very characteristic pose in flight of an Egret, wonderfully detailed capture, I like the crop & presentation.


Thanks for the details of the use of USM.Your picture also appreciable.

Hi Tom,
Excellent quality of this picture. Great details and fantastic POV.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-22 4:22]

Hello Tom,
Excellent shot with good pp work resulting in good sharpness, lighting and detail. This shot is taken at a good moment and well composed against a fine blue sky.
TFS and best regards, Ivan

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-07-22 9:38]

Hola Tom. Una foto de accion muy bien lograda a pesar de su dificultad por el fondo. Me agrada la forma en que vuelan estas aves. Saludos Luis52.

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-07-22 14:25]

This is a great photo, Tom! I know this USM this is very difficult and when I fond out about Photokit sharpener everything got so much easier. Download the demo and give it a try!

I hope I will get the opportunity one day to spot this specie but my medical situation prohibits me to leave western europe at the moment.... ;o( Too bad!

When I can enjoy your great photos meanwhile....

Best regards/Bengt Falke

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  • Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
  • [2007-07-22 21:01]

Hi Tom,
Very good inflight. Interesting exotic bird. The comments about USM are very useful. (I also use CorelPaintShopPro for post processing.) TFS
Regards, Mario.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-22 21:03]

Hello Tom

Superb clarity.The details are sharp and the lighting provides excellent colour saturation.I found the notes very informative,as I am very green at PP.Thanks .


Here's the dark one, like the one is living near my town...
Excellent shot, really sharp and clear.

looks like 3D!i like it very much!!!!exceptional!
tfs TOM

Hello Tom

Great in-flight photo of this egret, fine POV,
superbly focused with great sharpness and details
in his speed, and looking the flight pose we
can feel the speed, TFS


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