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imjam 16 2 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2005 3:21AM
Great comp and subject.
User_Removed 19 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2005 3:22AM
I like the composition which makes great use of the angularity of both subject and perch but I feel that it has been over sharpened as there are some yucky artifacts around the image.

It is a shame you are not an e2 member as you could then upload a much larger version which I feel sure would do it justice (still going to give it a click though!)

edit I have just been to your website and you have some fab pics on there including a larger version of this one which reproduces much better.

Barrie Smile
eagleiz 16 1
3 Apr 2005 3:26AM
Cheers Barrie for your comment. I do agree that i have oversharpened it but full size it looks awesome. I always feel that at this size it looks unsharp so tend to add that tiny bit more when putting it here. Is there anything you could suggest to overcome oversharpening? Thanks for your comments. Much appreciated. Ian
User_Removed 19 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2005 3:31AM
I am probably the last person to ask for advice about sharpening for the web as I always seem to have problems with it myself and images with areas of high contrast always show up the problem more.

I personally use the Nic Sharpening product but this is very expensive but whatever you use, I would recommend always using the Photoshop facility of 'Save for Web' and then within this, the option to save to an optimum file size as this does help to remove some of the issues associated with compressing a file for web display.

I would also recommend (if you can afford it!) joining e2 (29 I believe) as you can then upload at a much larger file size which makes a tremendous difference. You really do have some great photos on your website so it would be great to see them displayed larger here!
IRaddict 18 34
3 Apr 2005 3:34AM
great capture of an interesting looking bird.
Ian there an excellent sharpening plugin for the 20d if you use PS, it can be downloaded from it comes at a small price but I can highly recommend it.
leeg 17 165
3 Apr 2005 3:41AM
Fantastic image Ian. You can see the potential of detail even at this res.Yup, agree with the others about e2. Just joined myself about 20 mins ago. There was a posting today that didn't look anything special until I viewed the larger image. It was awesome and avoided the oversharpening that we perhaps all tend to do with these tiny res images we submit. Would love to see the larger image of this.Get your wallet out!! One of the best pics I've seen of this bird. well done. Double-hard click!
Pete_g 16 327 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2005 3:46AM
Amazing capture....never seen one of these before

Greyheron 19 282 7 England
3 Apr 2005 3:47AM
A well observed composition & a fine capture.

starstriders 16 1.6k United Kingdom
3 Apr 2005 4:02AM
Lovely shot, nice to see a bird that's a bit different too. I agree it looks a little oversharpened but is a fantastic shot none the less. Nice one.
karenpics 16 2
3 Apr 2005 4:12AM
Excellent capture very well done click
ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2005 4:14AM
Great image, well caught.
Tom_H 16 48 1 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2005 4:37AM
Fantastic shot, great work.
jpaul 16
3 Apr 2005 4:51AM
Simply excellent! How long into the hide?. It's a new colored kingfisher for me, stunning one!
hecmac 16 60 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2005 4:59AM
I agree a superb shot but slightly oversharp
Tom_Charles 16 279
3 Apr 2005 5:02AM
Very interesting lookin bird. A great moment caught very well.

eagleiz 16 1
3 Apr 2005 5:06AM
Thanks all for your comments. There were three birds fishing next to a pier so i just sat down on it and photographed them for about three hours in total. They got used to me after a bit so was a pleasure to photograph them. Cheers
alexya85 16 5
3 Apr 2005 5:12AM
What a clarity
Falconer 16 16
3 Apr 2005 5:59AM
superbly shot! click
ChristineL 16 39 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2005 8:07AM
Paulean 16 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2005 9:52AM
like it.
terry_cavner 16 332 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2005 11:38AM
oh Yeah...great capture
jasonewell 16 34 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2005 11:48AM
Excellent and an unusual shot.
fossilized 16 79 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2005 12:31PM
Brilliant capture. What an interesting bird.
rf 17 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2005 1:35PM
excellent capture well taken click.
bppowell 19 2.2k 2 England
3 Apr 2005 1:59PM
Another bird i had never heard of before, nice shot.

A_Harrison 16 261 Canada
3 Apr 2005 6:57PM
Fantastic.what super detail and the composition is perfect.

simons 16 13
4 Apr 2005 12:06AM
Fantastic capture
sandyb 16 34 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2005 1:23AM
Stunning dont know how I missed this one. it is Fabulous well done sandyb
Denise 19 279
4 Apr 2005 1:57PM
A superb image. Well done!
bzbee 17 108 3 United Kingdom
12 May 2005 12:17PM
Fabulous - you have a great future as a photographer, Ian
Cheers, Linda

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