The Geese are back :)

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  1. PixelRabbit

    PixelRabbit A naughty little bunny...

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    The river is starting to come alive again :) We have seen ducks, gulls, geese and the beaver over the past couple weeks.
    Here are some shots of the geese.

    I`m not thrilled to bits over the focus on them.

    C&C always welcome and appreciated :)

    I saw these guys fly in down river so I grabbed the camera and headed down. I tucked in at the shoreline up river from them where I had a lot of river in view. They made their way up river ... and spotted me... and one was very vocal. After having a good loud honk at me for being there they took off.

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    Canada Goose by Judi Smelko, on Flickr

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    Ready to Take off. by Judi Smelko, on Flickr

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    Go! by Judi Smelko, on Flickr

    Now I like this next one (except the tips of the wings) but I suspect it has the potential to be one of `those`shots ... the ones I like but everyone else goes ... erm... no lol Sharing it anyway!

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    Flying in the snow. by Judi Smelko, on Flickr


     
  2. Austin Greene

    Austin Greene Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Last one is a great shot, and definitely my favorite of the bunch! However, is it just me, or do they all seem quite grainy? Not ISO noise, almost like a crazy amount of PP sharpening or poor compression, I dont know. Curious if anyone else is seeing that, it really shows up in #1. Like I said though, the last one is great :)
     
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    Very nice set of 4 pictures. I actually like picture #3 the best. Nice action taking off with the interaction of the water. While I like the bird in flight in picture #4, the white sky just doesn't add anything to your composition, and I can't see where the photo ends and the forum page actually starts.
     
  4. PixelRabbit

    PixelRabbit A naughty little bunny...

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    Thanks Toga :) Nope definitely not just you, I think what you are describing as grainy I called lack of focus in the OP. It def. wouldn`t be over sharpening, I`m pretty nitty about that, but I did have a hard time with unsharp mask and never felt like it got there perfectly.

    I`m wondering if part of it is the wide array of browns. When I was reviewing the whole set there were so many that were just `blah`because of the shoreline. These ones were the best because of the red on the shoreline and it lent a bit of contrast.

    Thanks Joel :)
    I can`t believe I didn`t notice that... good white balance? lol Perhaps some kind of border is in order for when it is viewed on white.
     
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