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woodpecker (8)
mquintelier (78)
this greater spotted woodpecker has been coming into our garden for weeks now. Trough the kitchen window, I have a perfect view to photograph it, without scaring off the bird. My camera is almost every weekend ready on his tripod to take pictures of this bird (and others). And today, he came at about 3 meters from my window...

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mquintelier (78)
Paint Shop Pro 9
Edited by:Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)

Hi Marcel, I am pleased you turned your WS on.
I have contrasted, brightened and sharpened your bird, using the software Paint Shop Pro 9.
I can recommend a free Software called PhotoFiltre, it is quick to download and quite easy to use. It would be good for you to practice on. Most photos need sharpening and working on on before you post them on TN.
I hope you like it.

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mquintelier (78)
Levels, USM and contrast
Edited by:ellis49 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)

Hi Marcel,
I did a WS earlier and here it is.
I corrected the levels, add a bit contrast and
sharpen it with USM(UnSharpMask)with mu standard
settings, 0.3 pixels and 300% amount.
I hope you like it.