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    Nuthatch

    Nuthatch

    Nuthatch on a cold and frosty morning.

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    Re: Nuthatch

    Nice capture Bryn

    I see you shot this with the Panasonic G5 at 162mm (FFE 324mm, but probably cropped a bit too).

    I see you have the usual UK problems, lack of light (iso 400, 1/60s and f/6.3)

    The result here is as good as I can imagine I could achieve, so the PP is good too.

    My only suggestion would be to cheat and add a false catchlight to the eye, or enhance the brightness that's there, but that needs to be done at pixel zoom level, or we'll possibly get a noisy eye, you only want to increase the brightness of the reflected daylight, not the whole eye.

    Well done,

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    Re: Nuthatch

    Thanks for your comments much appreciated,Think you have just about summed everything up correctly.

    Regards

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    Re: Nuthatch

    As Dave wrote, nice capture Bryn. A very appropriately named bird with a nut in it's beak. I remember them when I used to live in the snow and cold.

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    Re: Nuthatch

    Very nice nuthatch, bryn. A wall hanger for shure. Made a few editing adjustments.................

    Local contrast enhancement
    Increased the exposure of the bird and decreased the exposure of the background
    2 sharpening layers on the bird
    dodged the eye
    added some saturation
    adjusted the slight red color cast


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    Nuthatch

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    Re: Nuthatch

    Quote Originally Posted by jprzybyla View Post
    I remember them when I used to live in the snow and cold.
    I visited Florida once (Miami area) in November, wonderful climate

    Good enhancements Steve

    Cheers,

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