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16th December 2012, 10:52 AM
Nuthatch on a cold and frosty morning.
16th December 2012, 11:04 AM
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.
16th December 2012, 11:37 AM
Thanks for your comments much appreciated,Think you have just about summed everything up correctly.
16th December 2012, 01:06 PM
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.
16th December 2012, 01:57 PM
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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16th December 2012, 03:21 PM
I visited Florida once (Miami area) in November, wonderful climate
Originally Posted by jprzybyla
Good enhancements Steve