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An old shot from January of a male Bullfinch who kindly obliged by posing in a tree in my garden.

Thanks to Ian Robinson for jogging my memory with his Bullfinch shot from yesterday, such lovely birds I just had to post this shot, one of the first I took with my Pentax DA*300mm.

I've added three other shots of this lovely bird too.

Andy

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-5 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:smc PENTAX-DA* 300mm F4 ED [IF] SDM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:12 Jan 2013 - 12:31 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Bullfinch
Username:ABPhotosUK ABPhotosUK
Uploaded:21 Jun 2013 - 8:24 AM
Tags:Birds, Bullfinch, Flora & fauna, K-5, Pentax, Wildlife / nature
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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 41107 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 8:26 AM

good spot and shot.

Not an easy one to find.

Ian

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2013 - 9:54 AM

Super set

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Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 12:34 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Lovely shots!V1 and V3 are my faves.
If you dont mind me saying, I think maybe you have removed some noise from the images?
If this is the case, if you remove the noise from the green only ( in this case) you would keep more detail in the bird and just remove noise from the bg, removing noise also removes detail.
I love all the tiny budsGrin
Diane

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brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 1:25 PM

Super set of images
Regards Brian

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ABPhotosUK e2 Member 1ABPhotosUK vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 2:30 PM


Quote: Lovely shots!V1 and V3 are my faves.
If you dont mind me saying, I think maybe you have removed some noise from the images?
If this is the case, if you remove the noise from the green only ( in this case) you would keep more detail in the bird and just remove noise from the bg, removing noise also removes detail.
I love all the tiny budsGrin
Diane

Thanks Diane, you're absolutely right I have removed noise as the ISO was quite high and I've probably overdone it. Not really sure how to denoise the background without touching the bird, if you have any guidance I'd be very grateful!! Regards, Andy

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Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 5:32 PM

You can remove noise usually by colour channel, in this case the green is unwanted noise, as you want a smooth bg. Hints of green will proberbly be in the rest of the image too, but you can gradually reduce the noise in the green, and watch if you start to lose detail in the rest of the image, if you do then stop.
It is better to have a bit of noise rather than lose detail, the same goes for a landscape, if you have a noisy sky, Zoom in close when reducing noise, and you will see all the different colours of noise, sometimes blue is the worst, sometimes its red, or it could be green, so each colour channel will require different amounts of noise reduction. Depending on the other colours in the image, you can decide which noise to eliminate and how much, to retain the detail.
If you have photoshop you can select just one area to remove the noise, so the rest of the image stays the same.
Hope this helps, glad you found my comment helpfulSmile
Diane

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
21 Jun 2013 - 5:49 PM

Great shots Andy, im still trying to get some of this lovely bird.
Brian

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