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Kingfisher

By BIGRY1
These were my first ever KF shots. These were taken last summer. I have been a little reluctant to upload them before now as the images were too noisy as the conditions weren't great and the bird was quite far away. However after spending a lot time cleaning them up and learning about a few noise reduction techniques I am now quite happy with theseGrin.
Thanks for all your c&c's and a special thanks to Colleen for her UA

Tags: Stickleback Wildlife and nature Kingfisher male

Voters: Niknut, Eastlands, Ted447 and 24 more


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Ted447 Plus
8 216 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2014 3:17PM
Great set of images well caught. Ted. GrinGrin
4 lovely shots well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2014 5:02PM
Lovely images Ryan,

Ali Smile
Mike_Smith Plus
14 804 2 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2014 5:20PM
Great set Ryan, i still need to get some maybe this year i will
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2014 6:32PM
Four top drawer captures Ryan "Superb"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2014 9:38PM
I can understand your excitement capturing your first Kingfishers (not done it myself yet).
Whatever you did, there is no evidence of noise. My Canon 450D isn't good at higher ISO -
hope your newer model is better. Would cropping the right hand side off leave too small an image?
Kate GrinGrinGrin
BIGRY1 Plus
9 3 8 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2014 10:43PM

Quote:I can understand your excitement capturing your first Kingfishers (not done it myself yet).
Whatever you did, there is no evidence of noise. My Canon 450D isn't good at higher ISO -
hope your newer model is better. Would cropping the right hand side off leave too small an image?
Kate GrinGrinGrin


Cropping the RHS would improve the comp and until your suggestion I hadn't considered it. So I tried your idea but the image quality suffered too much as the image has been cropped a lot anyway. But thank you for your suggestion, it was very much appreciatedSmile
SimonFletch 7 3 2 Scotland
5 Jan 2014 9:14AM
The images all look good to me Ryan, a very successful first Kingfisher catch.
Which noise reduction software did you end up using? I have some images which were taken in low light that could do with a clean and usually use OnOne, but a away from home and my main computer.

Simon
8 Jan 2014 11:43PM
Great images Ryan, and lovely colours on this kingfisher... our kookaburras are kingfishers, but I haven't seen any as colourful as this one..

Lynette Grin
12 Jan 2014 12:40PM
well i saw the original images and i have to say you did a good job of cleaning them up. GrinGrin

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