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Old Friday 30th June 2017, 16:02   #1
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Pileated Woodpecker

I feel really stupid asking for help with this.

I know these are not quality photos with the a lot of enhancing possibilities however, I've been asked to share them with others from a recent hiking, fishing trip.

I do no photo editing other than light adjustment, by way of the Windows 10 photo app or whatever it's called, and when I do it's mostly for bird identification.

Anyway, if someone could help by making one of these photos more presentable I would appreciate it. I need only one good one out of the group.


Link 1 to photo prior to resizing.

Link 2 to photo prior to resizing.

Link 3 to photo prior to resizing.

Link 4 to photo prior to resizing.

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Old Friday 30th June 2017, 16:17   #2
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These are beautiful as they are but I fidgeted with a couple but, in no way, are they better than your images. I tweeked the levels of lightness and cropped a couple.
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Old Friday 30th June 2017, 19:20   #3
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I can't take the credit. I'm sure I had the Pani on Ai+, it did all the work.

I also tried light'ing them up but it loses the richness, reds & blacks, from the originals.

Thanks KC, I appreciate the help.
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My personal favorite of the bunch is photo #1 from the original posting for a couple of reasons. First, the focus seems to be the best in this shot. The two woodpeckers are on the same plane of focus, meaning that they are both sharp. This is better than photo #2, again referring to the original post, where the focus appears to be behind the birds. I also like the position of the two birds facing each other, although Link 4 is a photo displaying the action and character of these birds. Once lightened and cropped, photo #1 makes a pretty decent photo. Unfortunately, you cannot bring the crop too tight because you are limited by the resolution of the photo. You want to keep the photo from appearing grainy while maintaining the detail and color of the birds as observed in the field. That said, I think KC's second image is a good compromise for this image. Link 4 would have been my favorite, however, the focus is better in photo #1 which is the photo I would choose to share. Ultimately the choice is yours!
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.....I think KC's second image is a good compromise for this image. Link 4 would have been my favorite, however, the focus is better in photo #1 which is the photo I would choose to share. Ultimately the choice is yours!
Thanks for breaking it down.

I agree, don't think I'll get anything better than KC's #2. However, I'll probably stay with the my original #1. KC would probably agree also.

Photo goes out after the holiday, on the 5th.

Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.
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I like 1 the best
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