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South Africa
Title: Early morning at the oasisCanon EOS 40D
Early morning at the oasis (18)
gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)

Clone
Clone
blue_river Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 52 N: 168] (1261) [2009-04-27 11:30:05] [1]
I decided to just clone out the dove, just to see what it would look like without it,
Hope it works for you!
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South Africa
Title: A youngster feeding...Canon EOS 20D
A youngster feeding... (84) *
gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)

Photoshop Elements
Photoshop Elements
Evelynn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454) [2006-01-15 16:52:20] [3]
I tried again and this time figured out how to get the yellow and then the resulting red cast out. I like it better. I used Selective color to take the yellow and magenta casts out of the neutrals and out of the yellows. I also played with Color Variations...added a little blue and darkened the shadows. I learned a lot by doing it. Thanks : )
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South Africa
Title: The little, big one...Canon EOS 20D
The little, big one... (64)
gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)

Neat Image
Neat Image
hummingbird24 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 851 W: 141 N: 19] (64) [2006-01-14 07:51:30] [4]
I ran this amazing shot through NI to see if it would help with the bit of noise in the BG.

I think it did.

Hope you like it.

Anna-Lu
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South Africa
Title: Recycling mine dumps...Canon EOS 20D
Recycling mine dumps... (39)
gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)

Crop
Crop
andtine (38) [2006-01-12 15:44:03] [3]
Cropped with less sky (maybe too little!) and a bit of extra USM

Andrew
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South Africa
Title: A bright 2006...Canon EOS 350D
A bright 2006... (42)
gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)

Add on...
Add on...
gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620) [2006-01-02 16:08:56]
Just to show you the size of the critter.
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South Africa
Title: Little known...Canon EOS 350D
Little known... (46)
gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)

Elements 3
Elements 3
marhowie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5731 W: 1197 N: 98] (486) [2005-12-13 16:59:51] [1]
Hello Gerhard, I gave it a weeny-bit of USM @ amount 75, .3 pixels and 0 threshold.
Howard
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South Africa
Title: RAW Workshop ICanon EOS 20D
RAW Workshop I (46) *
gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)

RAW conversion
RAW conversion
AdrianW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 185 N: 215] (710) [2005-11-12 09:34:16] [3]
ACR 3.2

Adjust
WB: As shot

Exposure: +1.2
Shadows: 2
Brightness: Auto
Contrast: Auto
Saturation: +59

Detail
Sharpness: 50
Luma Smoothing: 0
Color NR: 15

Lens
CA Red/Cyan: +6
CA Blue/Yell: -32

Curve
Tone Curve: Strong Contrast




PS CS2

Image size 25% Bicubic Sharper
Smart Sharpen: 25%, 8.7px.

New Layer

Smart Sharpen: 50%, 0.8px

Knocked out the edges with a soft edged eraser to prevent haloes

Flattened

New Layer

Curves to heavily accentuate low end and thus bring out eye detail

Eraser to all except the eye.

Flattened

> 8bit

Save For Web
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South Africa
Title: RAW Workshop ICanon EOS 20D
RAW Workshop I (46) *
gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)

RAW photo
RAW photo
hummingbird24 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 851 W: 141 N: 19] (64) [2005-11-09 20:15:20] [5]
Well, you said it wasn't going to be easy, and you were right, Gerhard.

I have been around this thing several times today, and this is the one I came up with.

Now that I have seen the rest, I should delete it, however, that would be counterproductive, so here it is.

Adjusted White Balance to As Shot.

Converted to PhotoShop CS, then cropped and adjusted levels slightly. Cloned out area around lower beak.

Used polygonal lasso tool on eye, and highlighted it.

Put through shadows/highlights to try and bring out more of the feather details in the darker areas: Amount 25%, Tonal Width 24%, oops, forgot the radius...

Created a duplicate layer, a high pass filter of a radius of 10 pixels, then layer style, to soft light at 85%. Then flattened layers.

Did USM, then sharpened once more.

Used blur tool at 100% to clean around the bird to chest area and across below tail.

Then ran through Neat Image to filter and sharpen slightly again.

I think that is it. Now I will read all of yours and cry... just kidding.

At least at this stage you will know that I am in desperate need of tutelage, thank you for this wonderful idea!

Anna-Lu
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South Africa
Title: RAW Workshop ICanon EOS 20D
RAW Workshop I (46) *
gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)

PDP
PDP
PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769) [2005-11-09 18:06:11] [9]
Hi Gerhard, here's what I have done.

Capture One LE 3.7.1 on RAW image

Exposure compensation + 0.5
Contrast compensation + 13
Colour saturation 20%

Curves
Locked the midtones, and adjusted until I was happy with it.

Colour balance 5850 K

Warmed a little

Sharpness +118
Threshold 0

Colour noise suppression 0
Banding suppresion 0

Converted to TIFF

Photoshop Elements 3.0

Cropped
Resized
Darkened Highlights 27%
Lightened Shadows 12%

Neat Image filter
all standard settings except pre loaded filter "Remove only half the noise"

USM 150%, 0.3r, 0 Threshold

cloned out some debris.

Added frame and text

Converted to jpg and saved at around 140 kB

That's it, I hope you like it.
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South Africa
Title: RAW Workshop ICanon EOS 20D
RAW Workshop I (46) *
gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)

DPP software & Elements 3
DPP software & Elements 3
marhowie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5731 W: 1197 N: 98] (486) [2005-11-09 10:59:14] [7]
Uploaded raw file from your link. I cropped & flipped the image putting the subject back in the frame a bit. Highlight adjust elements 3 < 25% & shadow very little. Intellisharpen II @ amount 80 with NR checked. Resized to the 200K TN limit. Finally, USM @ amount 100 & .3 pixel radius for viewing. There is some grain apparent in the darker feathers. Unavoidable with significant highlight reduction.
Howard
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