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Goldfinch, chickadee and dragonfly

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Vinod Menon, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. All shots with the 300 f4 +1.4TC...didn't realize the lens will be useful for insect shots :) 

  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    WOW what spectacular stuff.

    i am jealous. I would love to know your PP..

    wanna share ???? Please

    I'll beg...:>))
  3. Excellent work Vinod. Your composition and color saturation are really nice on these images.
  4. My choice 3-1-2, i really like that tender green background.
  5. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Very nice Vinod. I like them all.
  6. Nice shots...Gatta love that d70!

  7. Thanks Gale! :)  There is nothing special I do in postprocessing...these are the typical steps in my workflow:

    1. I capture the image in RAW format (medium-low tone curve, sharpening NONE)
    2. In Nikon Capture, I make minor adjustments to the exposure if needed. Recently I have started trying out the Auto brightness setting in capture. Works good sometimes, sometimes not.
    3. If there are greens in the picture, I usually move the Saturation to Enhanced.
    4. I export to Photoshop, crop as needed. I then run the FM Intellisharpen plugin (usually at a medium setting).
    5. Resize the picture, run another pass of Intellisharpen with the lowest setting, convert to sRGB and run an action to frame it. Then save the jpeg at quality 10 or so.

    That's it!
  8. Thanks Gordon, Frank, Gilles and Anthony! Appreciate the comments. :D 
  9. Great stuff Vinod, that dragon is very well done as are the others.

  10. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Thank you very much..

    I may have to just get the FM intellisharp action...

    I do pretty much the same.

    But yours look much better.

    Much appreciated.
  11. Micah


    May 8, 2005
    Superb images. All are favorites!

  13. Great shotsVinod
  14. Thanks Martin, Mary, Mike and Pete! :D 
  15. SSchex


    May 18, 2005
    Louisiana, USA
    Great shots.
  16. Wow, Vinod! That dragonfly shot is really sharp! Nicely done!! :) 
  17. Thanks very much Scott and Kevin! :) 
  18. Great series, luv the bird and butterfly. It is a great combo, somedays I miss the 300mm af-s 4, had 2 and sold both( at different times). Just cant afford to keep them all. again nicely done!

  19. Thanks Keith, I think the 300f4 +TC combination is great....but I can't blame you for selling yours if you got the 400mm instead :D 
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