[missbirdphotos] Re: My Take on Bittern Photo

I agree the exposure was good but having never seen a live bittern, I wonder 
why the feathers look so washed out except for one small spot on the back when 
the rest of the photo looked normal.  Was it molting or something?  I've seen 
photos of them where the colors were darker and more contrast in the striped 
area. That's why I thought it was difficult to try to get more detail and 
contrast in the body.

Judy Howle

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From: missbirdphotos-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:missbirdphotos-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of J. K. Cliburn
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:52 PM
To: missbirdphotos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [missbirdphotos] Re: My Take on Bittern Photo

It was an easy shot to work with; your exposure and focus were good, and the 
dark areas weren't terribly noisy despite the high ISO.  I might've tried for a 
lower ISO in exchange for a slower shutter speed, but it was a fine capture 
just as it stands.  Great job.

On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 7:39 PM, Dana Swan <danaswan@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Nice.   I like the way that the Bittern stands out from the 
> background.  I couldn't quite get that.
>
> On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 7:17 PM, J. K. Cliburn <jcliburn@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>> Here's my result (scaled down to 800x600).  I used UFRaw to read the 
>> raw file and do some initial processing (saturation, contrast), then 
>> exported to Gimp for finish work (set white point, increased blue a 
>> little, cropping, scaling, unsharp mask).
>>
>> Jay
>>
>> On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 11:18 AM, Dana Swan <danaswan@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >
>> > My take on the Bittern photo from NEF 158 that I just posted.
>> > --
>> > Dana Swan at Toccopola, Mississippi.
>> > There are two kinds of men in this world.
>> > Those who can grill and those who think they can grill.     B. Flay.
>> >
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> --
> Dana Swan at Toccopola, Mississippi.
> There are two kinds of men in this world.
> Those who can grill and those who think they can grill.     B. Flay.
>


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