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    Thanks all for the kind words!

    Gorgeous RWB Bill....good job on maintaining details n the blacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinh Nhut Nguyen View Post

    Joel, I really enjoy your song bird images, I think they are much more difficult to photograph then shore birds.
    Thanks but I doubt it's any more challenging than what you are up to. It's just my only option for getting close to the local birds and since it's at home there is no travel time

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    Eastern Bluebird, Male. Tried this one at f/4 and a little farther away from the camera so it's a little bigger crop. Details still held up well.

    Wish I had a flowery perch like Nate but ....

    1DMKIV
    500mm
    ISO 1000
    f/4
    1/800


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    morning dove. it took about 15 minutes on my belly in the long grass to get this close.
    70d
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    iso 1250
    f/8
    1/250
    430 exII with better beamer
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    Nice Eastern Blue Bird Joel, great perch and bg.
    Stuart, nice mourning dove, hopefully next time you can get it on a brach.
    Bill, nice RWBB, great job on maintaining the black details. I think it's a juvenile male.

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    i was trying to get a shot of a robin on this post when this dude came by and chased him off lol. i wish my shutter speed would have been a bit higher but i wasnt expecting him.
    70D
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    Stuart....I admire your patience and willingness to get dirty....very nice capture.
    Joel....a very nice EBB and setting.
    Nate.....it's a tough call, but I think you're correct. I did a little more research and came up w/this article that swayed me to your ID; http://www.birdfellow.com/journal/20...ged_blackbirds

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    Ahhh Bill, now that is a tough call after reading that article, I think you're right, it's a female RWBB.

    Female WBB


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    Per Joel's suggestion - I tried again (this time in CS6) to remove the OF branch in the Gold Finch, but it still looked horrible. I ended up averaging the background to remove the band left behind in the back ground, but then I lost the sharpness around the beak. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Goslings from yesterday:
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    70-200 II @ 190mm
    f/2.8
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    ISO 200

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    Quote Originally Posted by conropl View Post
    Per Joel's suggestion - I tried again (this time in CS6) to remove the OF branch in the Gold Finch, but it still looked horrible. I ended up averaging the background to remove the band left behind in the back ground, but then I lost the sharpness around the beak. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    CS5O3644 by westmichigan, on Flickr
    I use the clone stamp tool with very small size at first to separate the out of focus branch from the one in focus. then make the brush larger and reduce the opacity to gradually paint away the remaining areas and try to blend them with the BG. Then I go over that with the paint brush at a reduced opacity to further blend it in

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