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brada Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jan 2008Fri 11-Jan-13 02:43 PM
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"Some Recent Photos from the Kayak"


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It has been a while since I last posted, so I thought I would post a few shot recently from my kayak on the Chassahowitzka River near Homossasa Springs Florida. The one exception is the Limpkin which was shot at Circle B in Lakeland.

All shot with a D300 at ISO 400

Yellow Crown Night Heron, Nikon 300 f/4 at 1/400 and f/4, 300mm


Yellow Crown Night Heron,


Yellow Crown Night Heron, Nikon 300 f/4 + TC17, 1/320 at f/7.1, 500mm


Little Blue, Nikon 300 f/4 + TC17, 1/800 at f/8, 500mm


Little Green Heron, Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR + TC17, 1/1250 at f/1.7, 290mm


Raccoon, Nikon 300 f/4 at 1/125 and f/4, 300mm


Limpkin, Nikon 300 f/4 at 1/250 and f/6.7, 300mm

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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Fri 11-Jan-13 03:59 PM
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Very nice set of images,Brad. Especially like the Yellow-crowned.

Rick

  

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brada Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jan 2008Fri 11-Jan-13 04:24 PM
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Thanks! they are a very photogenic bird.

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Antero52 Silver Member Awarded for his expertise in post-processing, being  consistently helpful and professional. Nikonian since 07th Jul 2009Fri 11-Jan-13 05:34 PM
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A very nice set. Very difficult to pick a favorite. #1 is special for the foreground under the heron. All too often the FG is dull patch of land or a routine twig or branch, but here the FG is special. My fingers are itching, as they try to reach the content-aware fill tool to get rid of twig above the heron. I'm telling my fingers it's not my photo. The raccoon is cute. It's kind of funny how the reflection of the face is otherwise blurred but the ears stand out as very sharp.

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brada Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jan 2008Fri 11-Jan-13 06:05 PM
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I do love content aware fill as well... would you get rid of all the little twigs above the heron?
Thanks for the comments.

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Sat 12-Jan-13 01:31 AM
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Nice set Brad!

I really like the raccoon and the first heron shot.

I probably would not remove the twigs in #1. The only one that is a little bothersome is the larger brighter one hanging down behind the bird. I would probably make that one darker with less contrast and maybe blur it a bit. That is a wonderful image with or without that twig.

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CK Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Apr 2004Sat 12-Jan-13 02:59 AM
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Brad,
Looks like your kayak work is really paying off. I too love the foreground in #1. I was wondering how you talked it into getting back onto a manicured foreground once you finished arranging it. You must be a heron-whisperer. As for the twig, I think Dave made a really good suggestion (either that or content aware but just for the brighter parts). Content aware is pretty awesome, but I always personally feel a bit better if I can just down-play what is actually there than remove it. Mind you, I've done my fair share of removing as well!!

I also really like the raccoon and the green heron. I would personally prefer a bit more space around the heron to see a bit more of it's habitat, but like I say, that's a personal preference.

Take care, and thanks for sharing.
CK
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VR8 Silver Member Nikonian since 04th May 2008Sat 12-Jan-13 08:45 AM
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Super shots great work. Nice detail and backgrounds.

Victor

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brada Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jan 2008Sat 12-Jan-13 11:56 AM
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Thanks for the comments! The raccoons are fun to shoot, they go about their business and every once in awhile check to see if I am still there.

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Bump57 Silver Member Awarded for his high skill level in Landscape and Nature Photography and willingness to share his learning experiences to help others. Nikonian since 01st Apr 2007Sat 12-Jan-13 01:54 PM
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Wonderful set of images Brad! #1 is really special, he gave you a great pose, the composition is really nice and the added foreground interest really add to the image. I also like the raccoon image with the reflection, great eye contact.

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brada Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jan 2008Sun 13-Jan-13 05:19 PM
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Thanks Scott! I enjoyed reading your comments regarding the D300 and 200-400 thread. That is a great lens but way out of my price range. I would love to have the D600 or D800 because I really enjoy landscapes in addition to birding.

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francine Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jun 2007Sun 13-Jan-13 07:23 PM
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Thornton, US
          

OK They are really great shots.
What is the content aware tool. Where does one get it and use it?????

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brada Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jan 2008Sun 13-Jan-13 07:29 PM
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Content Aware Fill is a tool in Photoshop CS5 & CS6, it is great! YouTube it...

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francine Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jun 2007Mon 14-Jan-13 02:23 AM
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First chance I get. Sounds like something I need all the time.

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francine Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jun 2007Mon 14-Jan-13 02:23 AM
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Mon 14-Jan-13 02:46 AM by francine

Thornton, US
          

Checked it out Thanks it is GREAT. Better than using the clone tool.

Sorry about kinda of taking this over, Still your birds are fantastic.

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francine Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jun 2007Mon 14-Jan-13 02:23 AM
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First chance I get. Sounds like something I need all the time.

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