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Hows This Gail?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by aman17, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. aman17


    Sep 27, 2006
    New Jersey,USA
    Any better?Thanks for your help

    NIKON D200    ---    500mm    f/4.8    1/2500s    ISO 200
  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Yes..The background looks smoother...
    Bird looks a bit better..
    You still have a halo around the bird though. Do you see it??
    Your white is now not blown at all.

    This is really a great shot of this bird. Not an easy bird to shoot, I have found out , at least for me.
    I have a couple. But not great.

    Her is one of mine. Not to thrilled with it. The red eye shows up pretty good though.


    If I can assist further let me know..
    Did you shoot raw??

    You could send me the file


    I will be signing off in a few minutes so will check back with you in the morning:>)))
  3. rsprouse


    Jan 25, 2006
    Encinitas CA
    Arnie - I'm with Gale - still too much sharpening. Keep in mind, sharpening will only bring out the sharpness that is already in the picture, it cannot fix an image that is really unsharp to begin with. I know, because I struggle with this all the time. Since I got my D2Xs, I have been frequently frustrated, as it is completely unforgiving of flaws in your technique.

    I keep telling myself, "practice, practice, practice..." :Unsure:

    Good luck.

    -- Russ
  4. For the lighting and crop, I suspect it would be hard to make it look particularly sharp no matter how you post-process it. It's not a bad picture, but perhaps shouldn't be cropped so tightly.

    I generally give some space...even if unnecessarily...
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  5. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    that's lovely Robert ...;-)
  6. lol thanks, but it's totally the lens! :biggrin:
  7. aman17


    Sep 27, 2006
    New Jersey,USA
    Thanks everyone for the input.I think it's just a habit I have thinking the photo is not sharp enough so I try to make it look sharper.As they say if it's not broken leave it alone
    thanks everyone
  8. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Something else I just thought of.
    A CRT monitor sees less sharpening than an LCD.
    So if you are on a CRT be sure you do your sharpening viewing the image at 100%. Sharpening will show up better and you can adjust.
    Usually with my LCD 50 percent will show over sharp. But I will check it also at 100 %

    Hope this helps.

    What program are you using to process your images and do you have Photoshop

    Do you shoot RAW

    Which you should:>))))))
  9. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    well i think not ...even Adams says u have to be standing in the right spot ..lol
  10. Yeah I tend to think it's mostly about being in the right spot at the right time with the right light. In my case, it was kinda dark (you can see how big the bird's pupil is) and I was laying prone to get the shot.

    Lens was a cheapie 70-300 Sigma Macro Super II. :cool:  I rather miss that lens actually!
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