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WTS - finally!

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I first remember hearing this pretty little singer last summer up on Crane Lake - I never caught a glimpse of one then. This weekend they were all over the woods at our cabin and I not only saw lots of them, but got a few images as well!

White-throated sparrow

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Hmmmmm - looks a little washed out here - I've gotta work on my pp....

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That's a great image! The rock is an asset also and the background works with both.

Mike

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Nice work, that looks very nice, but I would agree it looks a bit washed out.

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Thanks Mic, Stu and Dan - here is the original image

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and a second attempt at post processing - with a little deeper crop, just because...it seems like I could! Looks like he's got crumbs on his beak! Guess that needs to get cleaned up too!!

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I am still learning what processing looks best online vs on my computer vs printed. Thanks for looking - C&C appreciated - it's the best way to learn!

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I like the crop, Jackie. Minus a compelling environment, a tighter portrait tends to be a plus. I think a bit more sharpening is in order on the crop, as it appears softer than the original. It's not actually softer, just that it looks that way because we're "closer" to it. In this case, I'd lasso just inside the edge of the bird and sharpen the bird itself, which will keep the perch and BG from looking oversharpened and will avoid sharpening halos you can get by including the edge of the bird in the sharpening regimen.

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Thanks for the pointers Steve! Here it is a bit more sharpening

I'm curious to compare.. I tend to do most of my post processing in Aperture or iPhoto, unfortunately those programs don't allow the selective lassoing. And those darn halos drive me nuts!! This worked really well I think-

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I really like that last one Jackie.. Really made it pop!

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