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    Chestnut-backed Chickadee

    A bit less common than the Black-capped Chickadee. Sometimes things just line up and you get lucky. I was in the middle of a job and went to the truck to grab something, just then the snow stopped and the sun started to peak out and this little guy started chearping away. Got off a couple shots before he said see ya! C&C always welcome.

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee

    What a sharp picture!

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    Nice shot paul, but a very distinct green(maybe yellow as well) color cast to this.

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee

    Steve are you by chance seeing it on the branch? I zoomed through some new sprouts and the did not fully disapear. I don't see it on the bird. Do you? The rest is most definetly green and yellow naturally. I took another look...most of what I zoomed through is gone, are you sure it is not just the moss and algea that we have here this time of year...it turns everything green. lol I am just having trouble spotting it.

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee

    A very quick and crude correction. May have went a touch too far to the blue side, but you get the idea...................


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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee

    Color casts are sometimes hard to spot, and muddy your colors. My personal preference is an neutral to slightly cool image, to make my colors pop.

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee

    Ok, I think I see a hint of what you are seeing Steve, good eye. Hows this?

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee

    Oh...I see I have more work to do! Thanks Steve! I think my eyes are going wonky!

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee

    Compair it to the one i posted and you tell me. To correct the cast, adjust the levels of the individual color channels.(RGB) Leave the blending mode to normal and just adjust the black and white points of each channel and you will have a fairly neutral image.

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee

    Thanks, I am on it. I posted that second one before I saw your edit and immediately choked! Company just showed so it may be a bit. thanks for your eye and help Steve.

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Thanks, I am on it. I posted that second one before I saw your edit and immediately choked! Company just showed so it may be a bit. thanks for your eye and help Steve.
    Any time Paul, keep up the great work!! You're really starting to put things together now.

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee

    Ok, here I think I have gotten it a bit better.

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee

    Much better. If you think color casts are a pain now, wait till you start printing.

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee

    I have little intrest in doing my own printing! For now at least. The printers I use have a pretty good handle on it and have not yet failed me. Although I have given it some thought, maybe down the road.
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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee

    Great shot Paul always look foreword to seeing your work>

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Ok, here I think I have gotten it a bit better.

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    I just noticed this thread. Really nice image, Paul. Great bird shots like these is something I would love to get a chance to capture. A beauty!

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee

    A beautiful off-hand capture Paul (especially at 400mm..)...nice one!

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee

    What a fantastic capture Paul!!

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee

    Thank you Jack, likewise.

    Thanks Frank, I do enjoy chasing the birds. While I focus on them during the late winter and spring, I will take what ops are presented.

    Thanks Mike, it was a bit of a hurry up sittuation and I am surprised I was steady enough at 400mm@1/160sec not to have a failed photo.

    Thank you Teresa.

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