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Great Erget

By johnMathew  
Erget at morning in a paddy field.

Nikon D7000 + Nikon 55-200 AF-S VR @ 200 mm
Manual Mode : Shutter 1/500 : Aperature f5.6 : ISO 500

Tags: Birds Erget Wildlife and nature Great Erget

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Nick_w 14 4.3k 99 England
10 Apr 2013 7:12AM
John, a very good attempt. There are two things that strike me. The subject just looks a fraction soft, I'm surprised tbh as your settings are pretty good - was it hand held? If so don't be afraid to up the ISO, the camera you have is more than capable of higher ISO. Also have you sharpened it? If not it may be worth applying some sharpening for the web. I tend to use smart sharpen, and do every image differently. But maybe start at say a radius of 0.4 amount 70, and adjust accordingly ( on a 1000 px image viewed at 100%).

The other point is it looks like it needs a bit of punch. Add a curves adjustment layer, and lift the line in the highlights and mid tones, click to make anchor points. But I would anchor the shadows on the line, or the dark tones will block out.
10 Apr 2013 7:37AM
Thanks a lot Nick.. Thanks for the tips. Will Try the same.. Am too lazy to do edits.. Smile
paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 7:47AM
Leave that text off. Can't stop looking at it. Decent image but under exposed. That's the main problem. You needed at least half a stop more exposure. Difficult with natural history to balance ISO and quality. You should always use the lowest ISO possible, but a sharp grainy image is always better than a smooth blurred one.

Having said that, I'm not sure this is unsharp. Might benefit from a slight Smart Sharpen. Degree of sharpening depends largely on the dimensions of the image. A 5000 pixel image will take a stronger sharpen than an 800 pixel one. This doesn't look far off at this size nd a good composition.

10 Apr 2013 8:27AM
Thanks Paul..
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4247 Canada
10 Apr 2013 2:31PM
Mod loaded, sharper, a little more contrast and feather detail.

Nice shot.


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