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  1. nartreb

    Unidentified Warbler-Sized Bird in Croton, (Hudson Valley), NY

    Bicolored bill does seem to be there. I'm changing my vote. Thanks to Fern and Birdmeister for the ID feedback, and GSimonel for the additional photos.
  2. nartreb

    Unidentified Warbler-Sized Bird in Croton, (Hudson Valley), NY

    Of course I can also put a thumb on the scale and mess with, say, just the yellow, until the bird looks more like one species or the other, but the results look very unnatural (e.g. leaf color) so I won't bother sharing those. Conclusion: it's not some systematic "everything in the shot is too...
  3. nartreb

    Unidentified Warbler-Sized Bird in Croton, (Hudson Valley), NY

    One more manipulation: simply turning up the color saturation (for all colors equally) (also adjusting the "lightness" a bit). This one looks rather orange to me, and less yellow than the version at the top of this thread.
  4. nartreb

    Unidentified Warbler-Sized Bird in Croton, (Hudson Valley), NY

    Here's a different hue-neutral manipulation, a "contrast mask". As you can see this technique is a bit more sophisticated, better preserving the color of the sky. But the results for the bird look pretty similar.
  5. nartreb

    Unidentified Warbler-Sized Bird in Croton, (Hudson Valley), NY

    I played with the 3041 photo a bit since that one showed the most color. Here is the result of adjusting the "curves" (brightening the darker parts without otherwise adjusting the colors). As you can see from the graininess, we are pushing the image to try to show us information that is at...
  6. nartreb

    Unidentified Warbler-Sized Bird in Croton, (Hudson Valley), NY

    Looks pretty normal to me. The bird is in shadow against a bright background, so you can expect the color not to be perfect, but even without that effect it's not really rare to see Baltimores in a yellowy shade of barely-orange...
  7. nartreb

    Unidentified Warbler-Sized Bird in Croton, (Hudson Valley), NY

    Baltimore Oriole - slightly bigger than sparrows (except fox sparrows), but you'll read the phrase "estimating the size of a bird is unreliable" pretty often on this site.
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