American Avocets # 2  

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Uploaded: 06/11/11 5:07 PM GMT
American Avocets # 2
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NOTICE: THIS IMAGE IS NOT TO BE POSTED ON ANY OTHER WEBSITE. I had a strange thing happen when processing this image. I always process from a RAW file. I did so on this one and did not like it no matter what so I thought I would try processing it from the JPEG file and it came out quite nice. ???? RAW is suppose to yield superior results but not always for whatever reason. Canon 7D with Canon 100-400mm.


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06/11/11 5:38 PM GMT
This is such a winner! One really gets to see the birds up close. Their coloration is son nice. I think lots of jpegs do verrrrrry well. There are actually people who DON'T always use raw.
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06/11/11 6:23 PM GMT
A couple of beauty...Got it well...R.
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In life as in dance: grace glides on blistered feet.
06/11/11 7:11 PM GMT
I like the color of their heads in contrast with the color of the watrer. Their reflections are quite nice, too.
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06/11/11 7:57 PM GMT
I always capture in RAW too, Momma, because to me, a better fine tuning of the tones is possible. But this image is already that fine on its own, that it needs no furter tuning. Perfect result in JPEG. Very well done!
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06/11/11 8:05 PM GMT
A good follow up shot Pat the colour, & detail is spot on. Oh btw I still process all my shots from jpgs.
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06/11/11 8:42 PM GMT
Nice shot, Pat, so lovely and elegant birds, beautiful colors, nice blurry reflection.
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06/11/11 8:57 PM GMT
I use jpegs a lot.Stunning photo of these Beautiful birds,Pat.
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06/11/11 8:57 PM GMT
Nice birds with beautiful colorful feathers. Nice combination with the blue water.
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06/11/11 9:26 PM GMT
Very good clarity and colours in this image. The birds look fantastic.
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If practice makes perfect and nobody is perfect, then why practice?
06/11/11 11:24 PM GMT
RAW just give you more options in editing Owd Momma. It is not necessarily a better shot to begin with. In RAW you can change the White Balance and many other things. This is a great shot and JPeg and RAW has nothing to do with that.. Focus is focus and composition is composition. After that it is up to to what you want to do.
This is a great shot.
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Cameras are like people--sometimes they lose focus.
06/12/11 12:43 AM GMT
I think this is really a great image with marvelous colours, really very pretty birds
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06/12/11 1:08 AM GMT
A fantastic capture, Pat The colours and details are excellent..
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Enjoy nature, Take nothing but photographs and leave nothing but footprints
06/12/11 1:27 AM GMT
I don't know anything about cameras but I know this is superb and so cool!! Outstanding capture Pat!
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06/12/11 3:19 AM GMT
These birds are both strange and beautiful Pat. You allways compose the shot of them so well.
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06/12/11 3:50 PM GMT
Beautiful image, Pat. The 7D does take wonderful jpeg shots. It must be the processing programming in that model. Seems intuitive, in fact. For a while I was taking only jpegs with it. Love the birds and the composition.
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06/12/11 4:40 PM GMT
Outstanding Pat, and in my faves. Tigs♥ =^..^=

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06/12/11 10:13 PM GMT
Outstanding shot of this lovely pair of birds Momma:)
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06/13/11 1:47 AM GMT
Great photo of these 2 birds, perfect focus and detail. I gave up on Raw, to much post editing.
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06/13/11 11:45 AM GMT
However you got there the result is superb!
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06/13/11 1:14 PM GMT
They look a lot like our kluut (Recurvirostra avosetta). JPG.. but a very very good one! Mich
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06/15/11 3:16 AM GMT
Hello Pat....The quality of this image is superb...The uncluttered picture makes these beautiful birds standout in the frame.....It is so clear and crisp that you have been able to capture great detail and colour in your subjects...Pat,give yourself a Pat on the back and go to the top of the class....well done....All the very best to you Pat..........Mick.
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06/15/11 8:17 PM GMT
This is a lovely capture Pat. Those birds are better in colour than our English ones by far. Fav'd and thank you for sharing!
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06/15/11 9:28 PM GMT
See what I mean when I wrote you last time?
What a fine photo! Why, because I like the way they seem to be in no hurry and just swing that bills around, I could do that for a day...for a change from the office. Very relaxing!
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06/16/11 5:00 AM GMT
These are such beautiful birds. Very nice shot.
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07/02/11 11:02 PM GMT
Super capture Pat! it gets a A+++ from me!
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07/11/11 1:28 AM GMT
A good capture of the avocets. Good details and clarity in your photo.
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