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    A couple more.

    Need some advice on how to remove the slight haloing in #1. Have tried everything I know in my unskilled pp book. There is enogh exposure leeway to brigten up the undersiide but that only makes the haloing worse so stuck to the least annoying.

    1 f7.1, 1/4000, ISO 400, 300mm (Black Kite)
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    2 - f5.6, 1/1000, ISO 400, 300mm (Intermediate Egret)
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    3 - f5.6, 1/2500, ISO 400, 300mm (Little Egret)
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    4 - f5.6, 1/100, ISO 400, 300mm (Oriental Magpie-Robin)
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    Re: Mix

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Need some advice on how to remove the slight haloing in #1.
    I'm struggling to see it at all. If it is there, then it is indeed very slight (until someone else puts up a post telling us that it's obvious).

    Another fine set of images. Excellent panning job on #3. What's the EXIF data? I'm sure people would be interested to get the shooting info for all of them.

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    Hi Bobo,

    Another four to be proud of

    Like Donald, I am struggling to see what you're referring to with #1 - are you talking about a small radius halo or a very large one; i.e. lightness surrounding the bird?

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    I'm sure people would be interested to get the shooting info for all of them.
    Yes, we are, Bobo. Excellents shots !

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    Ditto to what Donald and Dave wrote. A well shot set of photographs.

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    Re: Mix

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Need some advice on how to remove the slight haloing in #1. Have tried everything I know in my unskilled pp book. There is enogh exposure leeway to brigten up the understand but that only makes the haloing worse so stuck to the least annoying.
    Hi Bobo, You must have really been pixel-peeping to see that slight a halo.

    I've been playing with the halo issue on JPEG images that are sharpened in-camera and have found out a couple of things that work. For a plain background like you have here, the easiest way I've found is to select the subject and use Refine Edge that is available with the selection tool active. The use of Refine Edge can be a bit awkward to understand unless you've seen one of the videos similar to http://tv.adobe.com/watch/the-russel...photoshop-cs5/.

    Once you have the selection there is a method I've use with reasonable success to remove the halo. At this point there shouldn’t be any halo in the subject selection but rather only on the background selection. As the background is fairly consistent, I use a soft clone stamp at about 10 pixels and just go around the edge of a copy of the subject. You only need to blend 1-2 pixels around the perimeter of the subject so you don’t need to be very careful. Even if you erase some of the subject on the background layer it won’t matter as the original subject selection will cover.

    This is how it looks when finished. Of corse if you didn't notice the halo in the original, this one may not look any different!

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    Last edited by FrankMi; 11th October 2011 at 02:04 AM.

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    Thanks guys. Appreciate the positive comments.

    Thanks Frank - That instruction is most useful and will try it out asap. If that is gone, can brighten up the dark parts a bit and make a bigger one. The eyes are just begging to be seen. Yes, did pixel-peep hehe.

    EXIF - ISO 400, f5.6. AV +1/3 EC, Spot, AI Focus. Kestrel was at f7.1.

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    Nice panning skills there Bobo, #3 is fantastic. Nice series all around.

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    I don't see anything wrong with any of them. As Donald suggested, give us the Exif - I've tried but never managed to capture anything moving.

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    Re: Mix

    Thanks Jim.

    General Exif is in post #7.
    I will add the Exif to the individual pics.

    Btw I relooked at #1 at 100% and the "haloing" was more like a transition of the darker area in the top right to the lighter shades in the bottom right. All seems good. There is a very very slight CA band around the top part of the bird but is not obviouis - looks more like a lighting up of the wing edge by the light.

    Sorry for jumping to conclusions based on how I saw the smaller version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Thanks guys. Appreciate the positive comments.

    Thanks Frank - That instruction is most useful and will try it out asap. If that is gone, can brighten up the dark parts a bit and make a bigger one. The eyes are just begging to be seen. Yes, did pixel-peep hehe.

    EXIF - ISO 400, f5.6. AV +1/3 EC, Spot, AI Focus. Kestrel was at f7.1.
    If you leave the selection on the subject as you do the adjustments and final sharpening then blend in the background, you can avoid introducing the halos back in as you work the changes. Also, if you want to enhance or replace the sky, this gives you an opportunity to do so without affecting the subject adjustments.
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    Re: Mix

    ID'd
    1. Black Kite
    2. Intermediate Egret
    3. Little Egret (Snowy Egret)
    4. Oriental Magpie-Robin

    Main post updated.

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