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    Hooded Merganser

    Hooded Merganser on a half frozen lake. I sharpened it a little but am not too familiar with processing. I also believe it might be slightly out of focus. C & C welcome.

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    Re: Hooded Merganser

    Quote Originally Posted by Stinky View Post
    Hooded Merganser on a half frozen lake. I sharpened it a little but am not too familiar with processing. I also believe it might be slightly out of focus. C & C welcome.
    Hi Steve,

    You might be right about focus - I've shot far worse myself though

    I can't see EXIF, so don't know what the camera settings were, nor what PP software you have.

    What method of sharpening did you use and with what numbers entered?
    I'm sure it could be improved by this means.
    One more thought, did you sharpen again after the downsize to 700px?

    Cheers,

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    Re: Hooded Merganser

    It was shot with a Nikon D300S at 300 mm with a 70-300 mm lens, iso 200, 1/250th, F/9. It is cropped quite a bit. I only used view NX and I believe I cranked the sharpening way up. I did not sharpen after converting the size. PP is very new to me. Thanks for the help!!

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    Re: Hooded Merganser

    Hi Steve,
    Yep,all it needs is some output sharpening.I ran it through Elements and set sharpening amount to 125,radius .3 ,threshold 0 and it looks good.Definitely an infocus shot.
    Jim

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    Re: Hooded Merganser

    Thanks Jim

    Could you post it so I could see the results. Thanks again for the comments.

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    Re: Hooded Merganser

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    You can do a better job with the original.There is a tutorial on sharpening in the"Photography Tutorials".It's very detailed,but will give you an idea of what to do.

    Jim

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    Re: Hooded Merganser

    Thanks Jim. Looks great. I will try.

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