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TornadoTys 4 21 United Kingdom
28 May 2019 5:32PM
A well time image.
Well done

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bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
28 May 2019 5:39PM
Wonderful plumage detail Mike - superb image.
Brian.
28 May 2019 6:07PM
A superb capture, Mike - perfectly timed and exceptionally good detail and clarity.

RichardSmile
28 May 2019 6:34PM
Beautiful photo!

Arne
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
28 May 2019 6:39PM
It really was a fun day, and to see the 2nd cuckoo
made it even more exciting, this almost has the back lighting effect
but we know it was not back light...just great photography!!
28 May 2019 7:08PM
Superb Mike. Cathy
Excellent capture
An excellent shot Mike. How I would love to see a cuckoo, I haven't even heard one yet this year. Pam
28 May 2019 8:03PM
Stunning image.
Perfect timing, excellent image.

KennySmile
28 May 2019 8:07PM
Fantastic shot what a lovely cuckoo and so well taken
Jan
taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
28 May 2019 9:11PM
A showstopper---this is splendid!
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2082 United Kingdom
28 May 2019 9:29PM
Splendid! What a stance and what a perch!
barrywebb Plus
12 18 6 United Kingdom
28 May 2019 9:54PM
Great detail shown of the underneath of the wings and tail. That must have been a twenty foot high perch or you were laying on the ground with a short lens! WinkSmile
Barry
28 May 2019 11:29PM
290mm ISO1600 - beautifully frozen and detailed image.

Is there post production blur to the background or does the f9.0 at 290mm give the blur at whatever distance they background is away from you?
29 May 2019 1:02AM
Good one Mike, well captured.
DaveN
Mike_Young Plus
12 21 9 United Kingdom
29 May 2019 6:43AM

Quote:290mm ISO1600 - beautifully frozen and detailed image.

Is there post production blur to the background or does the f9.0 at 290mm give the blur at whatever distance they background is away from you?



Thanks for the comment, , the background of tree foliage is a very long distance away so that helps. In Adobe RAW convertor there is an option to mask and reduce Luminance noise. Which I use quite often on anything over 640 ISO.
Also with my Nikon there is a setting called "High ISO noise reduction", which I select when I'm using over 640 iso. Within that menu I can choose , Normal, medium or High.
These settings apply to the whole image rather than just BG, I rarely do anything other than maybe use the blur tool in photoshop, but not in this image.
Hope that helps answer your question.
29 May 2019 1:05PM

Quote:
Quote:290mm ISO1600 - beautifully frozen and detailed image.

Is there post production blur to the background or does the f9.0 at 290mm give the blur at whatever distance they background is away from you?



Thanks for the comment, , the background of tree foliage is a very long distance away so that helps. In Adobe RAW convertor there is an option to mask and reduce Luminance noise. Which I use quite often on anything over 640 ISO.
Also with my Nikon there is a setting called "High ISO noise reduction", which I select when I'm using over 640 iso. Within that menu I can choose , Normal, medium or High.
These settings apply to the whole image rather than just BG, I rarely do anything other than maybe use the blur tool in photoshop, but not in this image.
Hope that helps answer your question.



Thank you very much for explaining your workflow at those high ISO’s Mike. Much appreciated. 👍

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