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Project 52Piet's 2020 52 Birds

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Re: Piet's 2020 52 Birds

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week 21 - common Tern I think it is a common tern anyway.. the fish got punished, I saw the dive and splash (no worthy shots - not in focus) and the wind was raging. But these little fighters were out there. Even in the wind, while flying I saw this bird flip the fish in the air and swallow it whole. Might need to move on to single point focus, I miss a lot of shots picking up the background instead of the closer bird.
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PietFrancke wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 2:04 am
week 21 - common Tern I think it is a common tern anyway.. the fish got punished, I saw the dive and splash (no worthy shots - not in focus) and the wind was raging. But these little fighters were out there. Even in the wind, while flying I saw this bird flip the fish in the air and swallow it whole. Might need to move on to single point focus, I miss a lot of shots picking up the background instead of the closer bird. common ternS.jpg
I'm looking forward to browsing the coffee table book! S-
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Absolutely stunning Piet..unbelievably good. I only shoot single point focus, of course it's more difficult for actions shots but shooting continuous helps although there's more to cull.....I would like to go to the exhibit

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Psjunkie wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 2:11 am
Absolutely stunning Piet..unbelievably good. I only shoot single point focus, of course it's more difficult for actions shots but shooting continuous helps although there's more to cull.....I would like to go to the exhibit
We should talk Admin and see if we can get a Gallery going! S-
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LOL - thank you Steve and Frank - yeah, will have to try single point focus - my main loser category is when they go close to ground or water - I will have to research best setting for bird in flight involving single point. If I miss, I miss, but at least I will have a chance then in cluttered areas... (if I processed this one again, I would let more texture bleed into the blown highlights at the back parts of the wings and butt.)

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St3v3Murray wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 2:17 am
Psjunkie wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 2:11 am
Absolutely stunning Piet..unbelievably good. I only shoot single point focus, of course it's more difficult for actions shots but shooting continuous helps although there's more to cull.....I would like to go to the exhibit
We should talk Admin and see if we can get a Gallery going! S-
Probably be full of feathers....

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PietFrancke wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 2:04 am
week 21 - common Tern I think it is a common tern anyway.. the fish got punished, I saw the dive and splash (no worthy shots - not in focus) and the wind was raging. But these little fighters were out there. Even in the wind, while flying I saw this bird flip the fish in the air and swallow it whole. Might need to move on to single point focus, I miss a lot of shots picking up the background instead of the closer bird. common ternS.jpg
This is wonderful. Beautifully presented. You get better and better. Gallery show.
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week 22 - red headed woodpecker - might have too much detail in the tree. One thing I tried was the black and white filter and then set the results to luminosity and played with the sliders. The process seemed to result in getting a little more detail out of the breast feathers.
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Mon May 25, 2020 3:19 am
week 22 - red headed woodpecker - might have too much detail in the tree. One thing I tried was the black and white filter and then set the results to luminosity and played with the sliders. The process seemed to result in getting a little more detail out of the breast feathers.redheadS.jpg
I'm jealous of your offerings but excited that you show them. Thank you for sharing these! S-
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PietFrancke wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 3:19 am
week 22 - red headed woodpecker - might have too much detail in the tree. One thing I tried was the black and white filter and then set the results to luminosity and played with the sliders. The process seemed to result in getting a little more detail out of the breast feathers.redheadS.jpg
Oh this is a beauty Piet. The texture and colors work so well. It’s already a great photo which helps too! Thanks for the editing tip, I’ll give it a try and then pound you with questions.
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