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Eye got too close

Eye got too close
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Copyright: jacque merritt (olddj) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 10] (84)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z7590
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-14 9:13
Viewed: 3170
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Said, can get too close for comfort for either of us. Caught this on a fishing pier (pun intended) and they are not at all afraid of humans there. Took it with my Kodak before we purchased our "better" camera. Cleaned up his bill - was cold so he was all hunkered down aqnd had been fluffing his feathers to help with warmth - sharpened, highlights/midtones to darken background and bring out some feathering, curves to bring up the yellow, cropped, resized, usm and upload! Hope you enjoy!!

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-11-14 9:39]

Wow, extremely close up! How amazing eye! I really like this photo but I just wish there where a tiny bit more sharpness on the plumage... have you tried to sharpen it a bit?

Best regards/Bengt

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  • viawia (40)
  • [2007-11-15 23:32]

That eye is WONDERFUL! The overall detail is also very good and sharp. TFS

Awesome detail, great shot! Softness of the plummage contrasted to the exceptional detail of the face and beak are unbeatable!!

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