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Nasos Kosmas

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1215 on: May 11, 2022, 22:47:06 »

The Kingfishers have their nest in a small local Parc in Amsterdam.  ;D
Lucky man you found the nest ;)

Here is a remake of #1196  Topaz Gigapixeled :o
no 800 Pf need...

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1216 on: May 11, 2022, 23:27:15 »
This one also #1198, I am impressed :o

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1217 on: May 12, 2022, 00:07:48 »
frame of life :)

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1218 on: May 14, 2022, 20:03:20 »
Here is a remake of #1196  Topaz Gigapixeled :o
no 800 Pf need...

This is an excellent result Nasos.
The source file must have been pretty good to start with
(care to share an equivalent crop showing before & after Topaz GP?)

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1219 on: May 16, 2022, 02:56:39 »
Nicely captured Kingfisher Chris.
Did you use some flash to help with shutter speed etc?

I love the way you've caught the Warbler in flight Tom.
That middle picture conveys the energy & burst of speed that was happening in front of you so well.
I'm not sure I've ever seen one of these (or if they're common in the UK)
Thanks Colin, glad you liked it. The Yellow Warbler is a common Wood-Warbler here in the US . I don't think they show up much if at all in the UK. Being a completist when it comes to information on subjects I am interested in, I consulted my "Birds of Europe Second Edition" (Princeton Field Guide ISBN 978-0-691-14392-7) and there was no mention of the Yellow Warbler in their very extensive index. So, we stateside birders seem to have the pleasure of enjoying this fine little bird exclusively.

But then, we have no Nightingale  :-\

Nasos Kosmas

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1220 on: May 16, 2022, 21:43:23 »
This is an excellent result Nasos.
The source file must have been pretty good to start with
(care to share an equivalent crop showing before & after Topaz GP?)

Here are the crops, I see some artifacts in the background I have to work on it 8)

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1221 on: May 18, 2022, 11:41:17 »
May 18

Eurasian blue tit, (Cyanistes caeruleus).
The damage on the birdnest is caused by the hammering of a lesser spotted woodpecker,
we had to chase off.

Z fc, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E


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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1222 on: May 18, 2022, 18:23:26 »
A friend send me this low resolution - hi crop,  oriolus-oriolus photo to rescue just for informative reasons

This is before and after for Colin :)


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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1223 on: May 18, 2022, 18:35:47 »
May 18

Eurasian blue tit, (Cyanistes caeruleus).
The damage on the birdnest is caused by the hammering of a lesser spotted woodpecker,
we had to chase off.

Z fc, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E
Very cute Fons and nice story :)

Just making some BIF attempts when spot a gull, but when I reviewed the shots I show this small fish on his mouth 8)
z50 300 PF  420mm   f 7.1  1/3200 sec ISO 5000 with a help of AI

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1224 on: May 18, 2022, 19:32:04 »
Thank you Nasos we are looking at a hatchling about to move into the world the subtle green sheen on the head gives her youth away ;)

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1225 on: May 18, 2022, 20:45:36 »
You are welcome Fons , I do see that birds is a part of your shots more often now

This is the next gull shot, full crop frame and if you see the prototype very blurry and unusable >:(
Thanks to AI I can use it

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1226 on: May 19, 2022, 01:11:43 »
Fons, Love your grumpy tit looking out from the Woodpecker-riddled entrance to its nest. Good detail on the bird.

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1227 on: May 19, 2022, 11:34:39 »
Fons, Love your grumpy tit looking out from the Woodpecker-riddled entrance to its nest. Good detail on the bird.

Thank you Tom

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1228 on: May 19, 2022, 21:06:46 »
Thanks for the two sets of before & afters Nasos.
The second one is very striking.
But though the wing detail seems much clearer, I wonder if the upper body now looks rather unreal?

Just making some BIF attempts when spot a gull, but when I reviewed the shots I show this small fish on his mouth

Wonderful :)

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1229 on: May 19, 2022, 22:08:37 »
Yes is rather unreal ;D
You have to apply the minimum settings otherwise you get something like a very good painting..
But any way is a nice tool just need a wise use 8)