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Woodpecker in the snow

Woodpecker appeared this morning after not seeing her for some time it's nice to see her back. Hope you like it!




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Re: Woodpecker in the snow

I really like your picture - better than mine (below). Mine was shot through the kitchen window and is a bit lifeless. And, coincidentally, both these woodys seem to have been forced into gardens by the cold/snowy weather. Mine was taken during a previous cold snap last year.



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Re: Woodpecker in the snow

Thanks Ian.
I like your photo the eye is focused in not like mine it appearers black, I shot mine through the double glazed window in the conservatory I know there is a lot more improvement that could be done. Regards JohnR.
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Re: Woodpecker in the snow

Blimey who needs the E5 ...the E3 will do for me...fantastically clear shot that brings out all the detail and colouring well.
Yes the eye is a bit lost but could it be recovered a bit ?

I don't know if Ians was with the E3 also but thats great as well...wish I could tempt more birds into my garden.

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Re: Woodpecker in the snow

Mine was with an E-620, though I did have a small advantage in the form of a 90-250 on the end of it

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Re: Woodpecker in the snow

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I like your photo the eye is focused in not like mine it appearers black, I shot mine through the double glazed window in the conservatory I know there is a lot more improvement that could be done. Regards JohnR.
The sum of the parts in your shot really makes it for me, though

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Re: Woodpecker in the snow

Both great shots IMHO.
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Re: Woodpecker in the snow

Edmund,

A great capture. I wouldn't worry about the eye being a bit "lifeless" because it is isolated by the white around it. There is a lot of great light in the photo and a great background in the snowy trees and falling snow.

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Re: Woodpecker in the snow

Thanks guys.
I did take another shot There is a slight improvement in the eye focus.
I have been using Elements 9 for p/p that I downloaded last week.

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Re: Woodpecker in the snow

John

That first picture is great,the way the snow is around the Woodpecker really makes it for me.

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Re: Woodpecker in the snow

That first pic is a great capture Edmund.

As to the eye, that is easily fixed in Elements 9.

As you can see here (even in the low res pic) there is a natural highlight that can be enhanced.



Its a simple matter to use the Dodge tool set to highlights to bring it out more. And even if their were not one there it is a easy matter to add one in Elements, some thing that I have found is not possible in LR so i have to jump over to Elements for something like that

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Re: Woodpecker in the snow

Thanks Paul for the tip I have not tried all the tools yet. I did have the trial on the LR3 but has run out now may buy after Christmas. I have spent money on a leather recliner. regards JohnR.
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