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    My first warbler.

    This, I think, is a Reed Warbler. It is the first warbler of any kind that I've ever photographed and, I think, the only one I've ever seen. I admit that this is a snapshot, I didn't have much time for planning as this guy/gal was waiting for me, but didn't stick around long.
    Changes: I cropped it, tweaked the sharpening on the bird and added a little Gaussian blur on the left where the reeds are. I also adjusted the contrast (black and white control points set in NX2) and ran a spot of noise reduction and edge artefact correction over it. Still the bird's beak looks a little bluey to me. I could correct that a little more I guess. Other than that, this is pretty much what fell out of the camera. Improvement suggestions please.

    My first warbler.

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    Re: My first warbler.

    Matt,

    For "just a snapshot" this is fantastic... I love the way you've captured the warbler in his element. The only downside is that one OOF reed partially obscuring the bird. Other than that, absolutely superb. I wouldn't change a thing!

    - Bill

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    Re: My first warbler.

    Quote Originally Posted by ktuli View Post
    ...I wouldn't change a thing!

    - Bill
    I have to second that.

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    Re: My first warbler.

    All agreed. Nice shot Matt.

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    Re: My first warbler.

    Wow!
    That, I did not expect. Thanks a lot guys.
    Yes, it's a pity about the reed in front of the bird, but I guess I'm stuck with it.

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