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Post by minniev » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:41 pm

I went out to see the moon but it wasn't very photogenic here due to the timing, though it was interesting. What was just as interesting was the massive, endless streams of birds moving overhead. Two different views from different angles and slightly different times- there were so MANY of them, moving in waves like the water below. All feedback appreciated, these are pretty much SOOC, I tried processing one and the more I did with it the worse fix I was in. It made the noise worse then the noise removal program couldn't tell the distant birds from the noise, so I just went back to the original.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:12 am

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I went out to see the moon but it wasn't very photogenic here due to the timing, though it was interesting. What was just as interesting was the massive, endless streams of birds moving overhead. Two different views from different angles and slightly different times- there were so MANY of them, moving in waves like the water below. All feedback appreciated, these are pretty much SOOC, I tried processing one and the more I did with it the worse fix I was in. It made the noise worse then the noise removal program couldn't tell the distant birds from the noise, so I just went back to the original.
Wondrous Minnie. A great way to start the day. One of the waves looks like a giant bird, but you noticed that yourself, didn't you? Are these little guys heading my way? A good omen, although the weather forecast for the Cape "predicts" 13 inches of snow before the end of February. Suggest they pause along the way for a bit. Matt
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Post by Psjunkie » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:11 am

in keeping with the pano look of #1..just a thought.

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Post by minniev » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:50 am

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Wondrous Minnie. A great way to start the day. One of the waves looks like a giant bird, but you noticed that yourself, didn't you? Are these little guys heading my way? A good omen, although the weather forecast for the Cape "predicts" 13 inches of snow before the end of February. Suggest they pause along the way for a bit. Matt
Thanks, Matt. I am enthralled with the shapes they make and just how many there are.
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Post by minniev » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:51 am

Psjunkie wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:11 am
in keeping with the pano look of #1..just a thought.


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It looks good that way Frank. You got a little more contrast out of them too. Thanks!
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Post by LindaShorey » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:20 pm

Frank's crop reminds me of one of those photos from a link in your "other forum" master's topic! I would go a tiny bit further and make the black be what's closest to bottom of frame. With this pano we have the birds totally filling the sky. For me, the wharf adds nothing to the story of undulating waves of thousands of birds. Now we have just color and form and motion. Gorgeous!
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Post by Matt Quinn » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:06 pm

minniev wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:51 am
Psjunkie wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:11 am
in keeping with the pano look of #1..just a thought.


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It looks good that way Frank. You got a little more contrast out of them too. Thanks!
Minnie, Frank's pano makes the albatross vanish. How did that happen? Matt
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Post by minniev » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:53 pm

LindaShorey wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:20 pm
Frank's crop reminds me of one of those photos from a link in your "other forum" master's topic! I would go a tiny bit further and make the black be what's closest to bottom of frame. With this pano we have the birds totally filling the sky. For me, the wharf adds nothing to the story of undulating waves of thousands of birds. Now we have just color and form and motion. Gorgeous!
The crop you're suggesting is nice, and makes it a kind of nature abstract, which I like.

What the wharf adds is for me only. It is a Favorite Place, and when I'm out on it and they're all around and above me, I feel almost like I'm one of them. But for someone looking at it, it doesn't say a lot.

I have some I took a month ago where they dipped so low they were whizzing my my ears. It was so fun. Birds amaze me.
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Post by minniev » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:54 pm

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Minnie, Frank's pano makes the albatross vanish. How did that happen? Matt
I saw big bird moreso in the other one. Tell me about the big bird you found in the one Frank cropped?
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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:58 pm

minniev wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:54 pm
Matt Quinn wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:06 pm


Minnie, Frank's pano makes the albatross vanish. How did that happen? Matt
I saw big bird moreso in the other one. Tell me about the big bird you found in the one Frank cropped?
It's almost dead center in #1. I misunderstood Frank's pano; he used #2. I thought he had used #1. We both see the same bird, I guess. Matt
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