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    shy peacock

    This is a B-dSLR (before I buy my first dSLR) picture of mine taken in Lisbon. My 6 MP powershot camera was malfunctioned at that time. I like this one however because of the "gesture" of the bird and I wished I had a better camera with me for a more sharp capture.

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    (actually I am not sure if a peacock can be considered a pet )

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    Re: shy peacock

    Hi Miltos,

    Has some PP effect been overlaid on, or done to, this?
    I ask because it looks sort of 'textured'.

    The pose and composition is good, although it seems to be standing in an alcove, or recess, in a wall, which isn't where you normally see a peacock.

    The two odd things together combine to make a 'different' image.

    Cheers,

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    Re: shy peacock

    Agree it looks to be over sharpened

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    Re: shy peacock

    Dave, Paul, thank you for you comments.

    The bird is standing in a alcove, that's exactly what intrigued me with that bird. I think it was sleeping or resting when I arrived and then it started grooming its feathers. It is positioned above me and that 's why you cannot see the feet. I had to get on a chair to capture the shot.

    The colours have been indeed intensified in photoshop in LAB mode. As I mentioned the capture was originally problematic with high noise as the bird was poorly lighten and I didn't have a decent camera with me. I couldn't reduce the noise, probably because of my poor photoshop skills. I think the sharpening has increased the noise introducing the texturing you mentioned. I will come back with a new processing in the weekend then hoping for a better result.

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    Re: shy peacock

    So I am back with my shy peacock. Less sharpening this time as suggested.

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    Not much of a difference I have to admit. The image is of prety low resolution and capable of limited editing. I still like it though.

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    Re: shy peacock

    Miltos, This would look great printed on canvas.
    I would have it on my wall, fantastic colours.
    Cheers Greg

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    Re: shy peacock

    Thank you Greg.

    Although the colours have been boosted in PP to compensate for my low bugdet camera capabilities, these birds really shine in colour under the sunlight.

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    Re: shy peacock

    I know Miltos.
    Where I live is Launceston Tasmania we have a place called the Cataract Gorge. Look it up on google.
    It's full of peacocks. They are a very colourful bird and I often come across them in the suburbs surrounding the gorge when I am at work.
    I try to shoo them off the road. Seriously, they are as dumb as bricks when it comes to cars
    Cheers Greg

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    Re: shy peacock

    Quote Originally Posted by gregj1763 View Post
    I know Miltos.
    Where I live is Launceston Tasmania we have a place called the Cataract Gorge. Look it up on google.
    It's full of peacocks.
    It looks like you live next to a wonderful place Greg!

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