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Old Monday 1st May 2017, 03:41   #126
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Old Monday 1st May 2017, 07:24   #127
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Yup, that is getting there.
Have a look at the tint of the blue in the sky and the fringing on the leaves against the sky. Something you have to watch out for when making changes in the color. All in all, definitely much better.
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Old Monday 1st May 2017, 16:52   #128
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Right, the blues need to be desaturated now. Thanks.

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Toned them down a little bit, should be better now.

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Old Tuesday 2nd May 2017, 07:36   #129
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Old Tuesday 9th May 2017, 20:31   #131
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Getting there!
Not much flying around here, but our Blue Tits are HARD at work!
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I have been trying to learn the Nik Collection plugins, now free from Google. They are really good, but it is taking some time for me olde brain to figure them out. Great tools.
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Old Tuesday 9th May 2017, 21:02   #132
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Old Wednesday 10th May 2017, 14:54   #133
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Some great IQ you showing Dan .
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Old Wednesday 10th May 2017, 17:13   #134
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Thanks Rob, but you have to take a LITTLE credit! After all, I have the rig balanced in my ball bearing fit Lensmaster RH 1. No wiggle and no resistance.... it just floats.
I loved the E-M1/Canon combination, but the Mark II and a better copy of the 400/5.6 take it all one level up. Been shooting at f/8, but I am going to try maybe 2/3 of a stop more to get just a tad more dof. I don't think refraction will become a problem until f/11. But.... I need light to do it.
For these shots, I put 4 50x100cm white Styrofoam boards on the ground between me and the perch to reflect some light upwards. Helps a lot, and the birds don't seem to mind. But they get really pissed (in the US sense) if our cat decides to come out and help by flopping on the ground at my feet.
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Yes I do remember that set up Dan.
Good idea to add some light back to fill the shadows in and will also help with the aperture with a bit more to play with .
I am enjoying the OMD mk II and 300f4 pro as its so much lighter than my big rig for when I want to walk .
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