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    Swans, geese and eagles

    Several photos from the last few days. Working on trying to get the right colors. All are full frame. The eagle is a 2nd year immature bald eagle

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    Re: Swans, geese and eagles

    I love the eagle: what a beautiful shot!

    The swans are very nice, as well. The background of the shot of the geese is a little too distracting, IMO.

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    Very nice shots. I like the swans. Is this your new lens?

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    Re: Swans, geese and eagles

    Yes, my new Sigma 150-500mm. Still practicing. Here is one from this AM
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    Re: Swans, geese and eagles

    Quote Originally Posted by risingwolf View Post
    Yes, my new Sigma 150-500mm. Still practicing.
    That lens is a beast at 1910g in weight (4.2lb). My Sigma 70-200 is 1345g (3lb) and that's bad enough to hump around.

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    Re: Swans, geese and eagles

    Hi Risingwolf
    I am really impressed with your frame in the 2nd shot. Is that able to be done with CS4?
    Walshy

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    Re: Swans, geese and eagles

    I just downloaded Helicon Filter 5 to try. 30 Day free trial. You can frame the picture you are working on. Very Easy

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    Re: Swans, geese and eagles

    Quote Originally Posted by Walshy View Post
    Hi Risingwolf
    I am really impressed with your frame in the 2nd shot. Is that able to be done with CS4?
    Walshy
    Hi, Walshy;

    I did a little experimenting in CS4, and was able to make a frame that looks pretty similar.

    I started a new thread here, so as not to hijack this one.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Swans, geese and eagles

    Thanks Rick
    I will check it out
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    Re: Swans, geese and eagles

    I think if the saturation were reduced it would have a better feel to the image.

    Quote Originally Posted by rick55 View Post
    I love the eagle: what a beautiful shot!

    The swans are very nice, as well. The background of the shot of the geese is a little too distracting, IMO.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Swans, geese and eagles

    Thanks for the idea. I reduced the saturation and the geese did show up better. Less distractive. The original was the true colors of the trees and geese, I liked the way they blended in as they were landing. But I see what everyone means.
    Thanks for the comments.

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    Re: Swans, geese and eagles

    Risingwolf

    Apologies it has taken me over 24 hours to get in with some comment. And all I wanted to say was 'Beautiful'. The swans and the eagle, each with the clear sky as the backdrop are lovely images. Just a pity that 4th guy couldn't have moved up a but closer to his/her friends

    You've really got-to-grips with that lens very quickly.

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