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A Walk with the Dog

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« on: April 06, 2009, 06:21:45 pm »

Well, I wasn't sure about posting  these but as it's a bit quiet I thought they'd keep us going. I decided to take the camera with me when I took Ben out as I've often seen something I would like to have photographed but then you tend to photograph anything because you've got the camera  lol.. The last one is a robin .  














   
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 08:38:56 am »

Good set John, Ben looks happy and eager to play. The gulls are both spot on. Is that maggie a big crop, even at 400mm ? Lovely Robin silhouette.
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 01:50:02 pm »

Thanks for keeping things going John with those fun images. Ben looks like a lovely Dog!
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009, 08:26:00 pm »

Lol..you're an honest man Martin. keeping things going is about all they are.

John..there was a lot of tree to the left I cropped out- is that what you meant ? What I am actually pleased with is the fact that they were handheld - I was surprised at how sharp the gull on  the ground was .I do little sharpening to avoid noise, just enough to jolly them up a bit but 'clarity' in Lightroom does a very good job anyway, it gives 'punch' more than sharpens.

Ben is 12 this year and just lollops around, the days of running and running have gone but he lollops over to everyone he sees and greets them - they think he's gone to acquaint himself with them but he's just after a biscuit and sometimes he gets one Lol.
I left the robin in because he/ she had it's beak open, just a bit different really.

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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009, 09:05:57 pm »

John..there was a lot of tree to the left I cropped out- is that what you meant ? What I am actually pleased with is the fact that they were handheld - I was surprised at how sharp the gull on  the ground was .I do little sharpening to avoid noise, just enough to jolly them up a bit but 'clarity' in Lightroom does a very good job anyway, it gives 'punch' more than sharpens.
That was what I meant on the Maggie. I know what you mean about clarity, aperture has the same tool called definition. It enhances local fine contrast and does a very nice job.
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2009, 09:29:01 pm »

Aperture is is excellent - my neighbour has it.
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2009, 07:11:07 pm »

Great shots, John. I like the silhouette of robin - it looks some different from other bird images  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2009, 06:45:22 pm »

Thanks, Roman.Yes, ther obin was a bit different so I thought it wouyd be ok. At that distance a regular colour photo wouldn't have been anything special.AND it had it's beak open too.
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