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    Great blue heron at dawn

    Please give me c & c for this photo.
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    Re: Great blue heron at dawn

    OK here goes - pic is all grey, pretty cool effect but...

    Suggest reading this first and then we can get started.
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    Re: Great blue heron at dawn

    Thanks for the guidance. Can you see it better now?

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    Re: Great blue heron at dawn

    Quote Originally Posted by susangb View Post
    Can you see it better now?
    Hi Susan,

    It's still not as big as it could be because you have 'posted it inline' - you need to do the "Part 2" part here.

    Anyway, looking at it bigger, by clicking on it; nice and sharp, but it is perhaps lacking in contrast and a little dim. I shoot Herons and I know you do need to be careful not to blow the white plumage, but I'd bring this up in PP.

    If I'd taken that I'd be well pleased with it, I hope you are.

    What PP software do you use and how experieenced are you?
    (don't want to tell you stuff you already know)

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    Re: Great blue heron at dawn

    I will try part 2. I use CS5 and I use it regularly, but any advice is welcome. Thanks

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    Re: Great blue heron at dawn

    Great photo, I think it could use a levals adjustent.

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    Re: Great blue heron at dawn

    Quote Originally Posted by susangb View Post
    I will try part 2. I use CS5 and I use it regularly, but any advice is welcome. Thanks
    Hi Susan,

    You should be able to edit the post above and do it, but if you get stuck, just ask and I'll do it.

    If mine, on this shot I would apply some Local Contrast Enhancement (LCE) with USM (Filter > Sharpen > UnSharp Mask).

    If you're not familiar with the process, there's a tutorial here at CiC, but to get you going quickly; in USM try Amount = 20%, Radius = 80px, Threshold = 0.

    After you've done that, which will push the white and black points out, then use Levels (Ctrl + L) to set the white and black points if need be.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Great blue heron at dawn

    When using the LCE trick, Susan, I often apply it to a duplicate layer then add a mask which can be edited to tone down any areas which are over affected.

    I find that some white areas can get over exposed with LCE but it is relatively easy to reduce the problem very selectively by using a small soft brush to simply 'paint' over and reduce any excess.

    Water ripples are another instance where this can help.

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    Re: Great blue heron at dawn

    I have tried to do part 2. When I right-click I don't get "copy image location" or "copy shortcut". I don't know if this makes any difference, but I have windows 7 home premium. The messages I get are: open link in new tab
    open link in new window
    open link in incognito window
    save link as....
    copy link address
    save image as
    copy image URL
    copy image
    open image in new tab
    inspect element
    I have tried several, but I can't seem to anything with it.
    Any suggestions?

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    Re: Great blue heron at dawn

    I tried the LCE trick and it is wonderful and so easy. Thanks

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    Re: Great blue heron at dawn

    Wonderful shot Susan. I would love to see the results with the LCE applied and a larger version if possible. Great work.

    Wendy

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    Re: Great blue heron at dawn

    Nice capture Susan, I enjoy the Herons.

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    Re: Great blue heron at dawn

    Thanks to all. I wish I could make the photo bigger, but I'm having difficulty doing that (see above). Any help would be great.

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    Re: Great blue heron at dawn

    Quote Originally Posted by susangb View Post
    I have tried to do part 2. When I right-click I don't get "copy image location" or "copy shortcut". I don't know if this makes any difference, but I have windows 7 home premium. The messages I get are: open link in new tab
    open link in new window
    open link in incognito window
    save link as....
    copy link address
    save image as
    copy image URL
    copy image
    open image in new tab
    inspect element
    I have tried several, but I can't seem to anything with it.
    Any suggestions?
    Hi Susan,

    Copy Image URL is the one you want.
    Then follow the instructions for how to use that in the post, copied here for convenience;

    Part 2: How to make an attached thumbnail appear larger and inline
    1. Click the image to make it bigger
    2. Right-click on the image and select "Copy Image Location" (in Firefox) or "Copy Shortcut" (in IE)
    3. Click "Edit Post" and position the cursor where you want the image to appear, then use the "Insert Image" Great blue heron at dawn icon and Paste (Ctrl+V) the shortcut into the dialog and click "OK"
    4. Click "Save Changes" button.
      (if you attached more than one image, repeat steps 1-3 for each to get the bigger images inline)


    Glad the LCE worked

    Cheers,

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