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    Picture Salvage

    I liked this picture. Didn't have a problem with the wings being blurred. It shows movement. But the tail feathers were also blurred, which still shows movement, and I wanted feather detail. These things come up from time to time. This time I tried a sketch software for the first time to try to salvage the image. Used a blend from sketch to photo. Thought this could make the problem area look more like a choice instead of a mistake. Any thoughts or ideas are welcome.

    The Picture.
    Picture Salvage

    The salvage attempt.
    Picture Salvage

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    Re: Picture Salvage

    Kevin,

    Honestly, the tail feathers being a bit blurred is completely fine for me. Birds use their tail feathers in flight just as much as their wings, so I think that's a lofty goal to be able to get them perfectly sharp every time...

    Though, I'd love to get a shot like this in general, so a tiny little "issue" like that would be quickly overlooked for me!

    Nice shots - keep 'em coming. Can't wait to see if our hummingbirds return this year and I can try again here.

    - Bill

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    Re: Picture Salvage

    Hi, Kevin

    Totally agree with Bill. The original has nice color , a much more interesting and colored bokeh, and the blur is exactly what I'd expect for wings going at a million times per nanosecond- would look unnatural if completely frozen. If you'd like to keep the second image, I'd take it all the way a try a B&W version. Well done

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    Re: Picture Salvage

    I think the Jiro Effect may be what you are looking for Kevin. Here is the link

    Here are my results, of using the process:

    Picture Salvage

    It does start to bring out the feathers on the under body and give a bit of definition to the tail and wings.

    IMHO
    Ryo
    Last edited by Ryogenetic; 2nd May 2012 at 04:31 PM.

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    Re: Picture Salvage

    Thank you everyone. I appreciate the comments and I know I do get a little picky sometimes. The Jiro Effect does look useful, and also looks like another good reason to get a better photo editing software than Aperture.

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