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hermin 17 2 Israel
22 Dec 2004 3:29AM
the exposure is spot on. I'd crop out a bit on the right, though. click
22 Dec 2004 3:30AM
We have alot of these around at the moment. You have captured the colours on this bird beautifully. I love the dark contrast of the background. Great work Smile
Portknockie 16 48 Scotland
22 Dec 2004 3:48AM

brian1208 18 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2004 3:50AM
A fine image Nigel, good composition and colours and a nice bright eye. Have you applied noise reduction? It looks as if some of the feather detail has been "smoothed" and yet the beak and claws are sharp.

(Doesn't spoil the image, I'm just intrigued Smile

leedsgh 17 496 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2004 3:58AM
very very nice.

22 Dec 2004 4:01AM
Excellent, what else can I say. K.
tully 16 43 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2004 4:05AM
Thanks folks. Brian, this was my first large upload and I'm never sure on how much sharpening to use. Thought I may have overdone it a little so used a little blur where I thought it was noisey. I am very much a beginner without PS so got lots to learn
brian1208 18 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2004 4:17AM
Thanks for the info Nigel. One thing you may like to have a play with is to de-noise first, then apply your sharpening as the last step. That way you don't sharpen the noise.

There are many different ways of getting an image that satisfies so its always worth experimenting (just keep notes!)

VinceP 16 1 Canada
22 Dec 2004 4:19AM
Fabulous close up. The colours are vibrant and jump out at you. Nice work, click.

Vince P
tully 16 43 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2004 4:40AM
Thanks Brian, I'll try that next time
22 Dec 2004 4:44AM
Good close-up and colours, Nigel. Click

Aurora 16 3 England
22 Dec 2004 4:47AM
Lovely shot Nigel. I love the colours and the clarity.
Barbara :0)
StevenPrice 16 30 2 England
22 Dec 2004 4:55AM
Beautiful shot nice & sharp lovely colours.

simons 16 13
22 Dec 2004 5:23AM
Lovely shot well captured
clairabella 16 92 Austria
22 Dec 2004 5:30AM
Like how the branch fits diagonally across the frame with the bird spot on in the centre - lovely capture
mdpontin 17 6.0k Scotland
22 Dec 2004 5:42AM
Very good shot. I like the diagonal of the twig with the bird centred and looking back into the frame.

tully 16 43 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2004 6:10AM
Thanks everyone. Didn't realise how many beautiful birds visit our gardens till I started these
deavilin 17 352 1 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2004 6:16AM
Fantastic capture love itSmile

tully 16 43 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2004 6:46AM
Thanks Charlotte
simont 17 2.3k 4 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2004 7:40AM
What great detail you've captured in this.
helen&peter 17 98
22 Dec 2004 8:23AM
Excellent shot - sharp detail. Click
IanFlindt 16 740 21 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2004 9:04AM
A wonderful shot, Nigel, of a beautiful bird. Excellent.
jimbo_t 18 959 England
22 Dec 2004 11:27AM
Very nice photo, like it a lot!
talltrees 17 50 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2004 12:56PM
jasonewell 16 34 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2004 1:47PM
So colourful with great DOF.
speysider 16 10
22 Dec 2004 2:09PM
Superb shot!
Well done
bppowell 19 2.2k 2 England
22 Dec 2004 2:43PM
Excellent shot.
johnc1711 17 9 Scotland
23 Dec 2004 12:26AM
Great shot Nigel. Love the diagonal composition of the branch with the head slightly right of centre. Well done.
Regards, John.
tully 16 43 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2004 1:43AM
Thank you all for your encouragement
highlander 17 32 Scotland
23 Dec 2004 8:48AM
Hello nigel, what an absolutely beautiful bird shot, such wonderful colours and sharp as a tack. Impressive camera work. Have a good Christmas and all the best for 2005.
Denise 19 279
23 Dec 2004 9:17AM
Brilliant colours and detail. The lack of foliage to distract the eye is great too.
brian usher 18 70 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2004 10:07AM
Nice clean image perfectly isolated from the background. Fantastic colours.
tully 16 43 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2004 2:42PM
Thanks Doug, Brian and Denise and a happy Christmas to you all
aunt sally 17 110 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2004 3:52PM
Excellent capture,great colours and detail.
tartanlady 17 58 Scotland
4 Jan 2005 7:52AM
Hello Nigel, what a beautiful have masterfully captured all the markings so well and the sharpness and colour compliment your camera work. Good work.
highlander 17 32 Scotland
4 Jan 2005 7:57AM
Sorry Nigel I was logged on in my wife's name. Doug.
tully 16 43 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2005 6:04AM
Know the problem Doug. Thanks for the comments

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