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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!
Tom

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Hi Tom

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

Stuart

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.
TFS
Lukasz

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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 .

Rob

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

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

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

Asbed

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