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allanC 11 21 Scotland
25 Feb 2009 8:33PM
Superb capture, great detail and nice background.

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25 Feb 2009 8:33PM
Lovely colours, great shot.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
25 Feb 2009 8:34PM
Super shot Phil. These Great Tits seem to be in very fine condition at present showing lovely crisp detail.
Ron
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
25 Feb 2009 8:36PM
Top class work Phil.
Tom.
25 Feb 2009 8:40PM
Beautiful shot with great colour and detail!!!
Natasha
KBan 11 493 4 England
25 Feb 2009 8:42PM
another belter Phil
keith
Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
25 Feb 2009 8:44PM
Stunning work
_ 11 535 4 Virgin Islands, British
25 Feb 2009 8:44PM
Nice work Phil.

What was the post processing here? Looks like a bit of a light center to the pic with light falling off as we get nearer the edges. Not just on the background, but also on the perch too, more so towards the right from center.

John
KP 7 6 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 8:47PM
A beauty
DerekL 11 165 24 England
25 Feb 2009 8:49PM
Nice work, as were your previous images from this set.
Well taken
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 8:54PM
Cracker Phil
Steve
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
25 Feb 2009 8:54PM
More superb work.

Ken
pmorgan 9 217 13 England
25 Feb 2009 8:59PM
A damn fine capture sir!

Rgds
Paul
Les_G 9 148 4 Scotland
25 Feb 2009 9:02PM
stunning, details are superb!
Hebe 9 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 9:10PM
Beautiful colour and a stunning shot.
BRabbitts 11 3 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 9:27PM
Great shot, lovely detail.
Brian
25 Feb 2009 9:37PM
WOW< what an amazing shot.
Scott
Karrol 8 29 England
25 Feb 2009 10:12PM
Absolutely superb shot.

John_macs comment has me intrigued to the PS you apply.
phil_j Plus
10 134 4 England
25 Feb 2009 10:18PM
Hi all, many thanks for comments.

On this shot, as with a few others, I have added a small amount of vignetting to the image to draw more attention to the main subject, the bird, I would normally just lighten the effect up a little to make it not quite so eveident.
However as my photoshop programme has developed major gremlins (it wont load!!) I was unabe to do the final bit of lightning up that I normally would do.

Other than that the only processing done was to the levels and curves, tiny bit of saturation and a small amount of sharpening in the Capture One raw conversion package.

Hope that helps.

Phil
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
25 Feb 2009 10:19PM
Love the tones and temp of this Phil. Great perch as well complimenting the bg.
Superb capture
Richard
OAKEY 8 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 10:23PM
Superb Phil the exposure looks spot on and great detail , the b/g is great for this image really showing off his colours. Shaun
shandoor 7 1 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 10:33PM
Superb image very well done wow
Alexa
25 Feb 2009 10:34PM
A stunning image.

Jean x
TerryMcK 7 71 2 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 10:34PM
A splendid series, Phil, all clean & sharp. Neatly presented, too.
Terry
Karrol 8 29 England
26 Feb 2009 12:19AM
Thx Phil for your info.

Looking forward to seeing more from you.
iancatch 9 4 45 England
26 Feb 2009 1:39AM
gOOD DETAIL AND WONDERFUL BG.
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
26 Feb 2009 5:13AM
An excellent capture. Carol
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
26 Feb 2009 10:18AM
Hi Phil - I have read your comments re your problems. The b/g has a little banding when viewed large but not really an issue.
What I find hard to understand is that no one has mentioned the fact that the under belly of the Great Tit contains no plumage detail at all - the whole area looks to have been smoothed out completely. I have seen this effect happen in Noise Removal programs - did you not use one ?? This is such a contrast to the excellent detail you have captured in the rest of the bird.
Brian.
cjl47 8 4 3 England
26 Feb 2009 10:56AM
Excellent close up.
chris
phil_j Plus
10 134 4 England
26 Feb 2009 11:07AM
Hi Brian, thanks for comments.

No noise removal programme used at all in these recent shot's, I would normally put through neat image as a plug-in through photoshop, but no chance currently as photoshop will not load up at the moment.

Phil
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
26 Feb 2009 4:47PM
Again Phil..love the Lichen covered perch.
Looks & sounds like you are having real problems with your processing.I get the banding in the bg & I think Brian is quite right with ref to the bird's chest.A real shame Phil as I don't think the last couple of up loads from you are up to your usual high standards..sorry.

Perhaps you should have a go at removing Photoshop & re-loading it onto the computer ?
norton 12 6 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2009 5:18PM
Lovely colour and composition Phil,great capture.......................

Tony.
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
27 Feb 2009 6:05AM
lovely detail and colours.lesley

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