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Bullfinch

By ABPhotosUK    
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

Tags: Pentax Birds K-5 Bullfinch Wildlife and nature Flora and fauna

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ianrobinson Plus
7 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2013 8:26AM
good spot and shot.

Not an easy one to find.

Ian

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boov Plus
4 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2013 9:54AM
Super set
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2013 12:34PM
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
21 Jun 2013 1:25PM
Super set of images
Regards Brian
ABPhotosUK 4 23 1 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2013 2:30PM

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
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2013 5:32PM
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
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2013 5:49PM
Great shots Andy, im still trying to get some of this lovely bird.
Brian

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