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Have been trying various methods of processing and noise reduction and would appreciate your feedback and/or suggestions on improvements. The image of the Nuthatch was taken so time ago.

Thank you for the C&Cís on the Robin upload much appreciated

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4.5L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:4 Oct 2010 - 11:55 AM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.6
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/2500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Nuthatch
Username:VidB VidB
Uploaded:5 Feb 2011 - 4:57 PM
Tags:Nuthatch, Wildlife / nature
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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
5 Feb 2011 - 5:02 PM

A beautiful shot, good eye contact showing a very intense stare.

Len

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 5:15 PM

Great pose and lighting,love the BG....Nice clean capture.

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Clint123
Clint123  42 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 5:28 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

It looks as though the noise reduction has softens the breast plumage Dave. What program are you using. Also if using the 7D at ISO 400 you shouldn't have any noise visible at all. Do you have the noise reduction turned on in camera, that helps, also by reducing highlights causes noise to appear as with sharpening etc. Starnge though that you had to in the first place
Clint

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JED1965
JED1965  3 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 - 6:17 PM

Beautiful capture.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85744 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 6:37 PM


Quote: and noise reduction

I have to ask, why the ISO is set at 400, yet the Shutter speed is 1/2500
Surely a SS of, say 1/250 would suffice,or even less, then the ISO could be dragged down to 100/200

Adrian

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 9710 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2671 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 6:40 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

It is a nice shot. I do agree with Clint however, and question why you would need to remove noise at ISO 400 on a 7D, unless this is a small crop of a larger shot?


Noise reduction, - including Noise Ninja which has specific noise profiles for each camera, will tend to soften some areas of the shot where it will interpret very fine detail as noise, such as in soft plumage, and it will remove it, - this is why you always need to remove noise with a layer copy and remove the NR effect where its not wanted. With large high res monitors we are all gettiing a little too picky about noise!

To me, the shot appears to be slightly flat and a little hot on highlights; and it can benefit with re composing with cropping to place the bird lowers and further to the right.

Ive also toned down highlights, enhanced the eye catch light, and increased saturation on the bird only. I finally applied a VERY small amount of sharpening.


I hope this is helpful and would like to know your opinion on the mod,



Regards



Willie

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 8:49 PM

works for m like this a lot Wink
andy

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6191 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 10:55 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I take on board the comments from Clint and Willie, Dave but still think this is a lovely Nutty capture and pose. The only thing spoiling it for me is the slight flatness and lack of vibrance. I've uploaded a mod in which I used the selective colour tool in CS5 to add warmth to selected areas and sharpened very slightly by creating a duplicate layer, which I sharpened and then reduced the opacity to around 75% and the layer mode to luminosity.
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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 426 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales32 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2011 - 12:55 AM

Excellent shot for me as it stands.
Alun

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2011 - 7:48 AM


Quote: It looks as though the noise reduction has softens the breast plumage Dave....

- I have the same problem getting to grips with this
Some interesting and very constructive methods by Willie and Sylvia - I shall have a go at both too - love the shot by the way

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 3NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2011 - 9:27 AM

this is with your old camera ,i think ,you moved on to a full frame and it may be difficult comparing results from the two.I remember seeing a change in the definition and quality of your shots ,this is a good shot but a bit flat ,both mods are good ,not better or worse just different.The advice about SS and ISO settings seems to make sense.You are all more experienced than me but you asked ,just my opinion.

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