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    Quote Originally Posted by figo007 View Post
    89). Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher - 黑背翡翠

    Hi figo007,
    This picture has a brilliant color. As a noob, can you advise if this picture is being touch up by using some program or is this original? I know some people use some software to enhance the photos they took but in your case, is this the same too?
    I hope it's not a rude question and I apologise if it's.
    Regards.

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    Hi figo007,
    This picture has a brilliant color. As a noob, can you advise if this picture is being touch up by using some program or is this original? I know some people use some software to enhance the photos they took but in your case, is this the same too?
    I hope it's not a rude question and I apologise if it's.
    Regards.
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    Hi Landofsmile! Thanks for drop by and commenting on this Oriental Dwarf (aka Black-backed Kingfisher) picture. No, I wouldn't feel that it's a rude inquiry, in fact it's a valid question to clarify. I'm happy to reply but not sure if I'm correctly replying your question..

    Attached is the original jpeg picture of the oriental dwarf from my camera. I think each of everyone, we do have our own preset setting before taking any picture, be it landscapes, portraits or in wildlife photography. I always try to preset my preference colour setting, and the setting will stay on for quite a while when I'm satisfy with the output.

    I'm now mostly 100% into Wildlife photography. I'm using a Pentax crop-sensor dslr (picture #1 to #94 are taken with Pentax K-S1 "voted the ugliest dslr in 2014 ", pic #95 on wards are with Pentax K70) with the Sigma 150-500mm HSM. Below are some of my post-processing steps (with PS4):
    1). Cropping, usually 40% to 50% from the original picture.
    2). Curves, level and exposure adjustment, if the object turn out to be soft, will try to apply about 10-20% of the smart sharpen.
    3). I'm using Nik Dfine 2 to reduce noise if shooting at high ISO.
    4). Most of my birding pictures are shot in jpeg, I will try to set it into both jpeg+raw only when shooting at the extreme poor lights condition (editing raw to have a brightness picture). As I noticed the jpeg output from the camera are more or less acceptable to me.

    As for the brilliant colour that you are mentioning. I believe the recent technology of any DSLRs (be it on any brand) should be able to produce a nice colour pictures, along the way, we may need to do some trial and error with some minor tweaking.

    I'm not sure if I'm answering your question correctly, but honestly I like to be more enjoy in taking the beautiful birding pictures in the field, rather than spent most of the time editing the pictures My timing of processing each picture are about 2-3 minutes.

    Regards

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    Hi Landofsmile! Thanks for drop by and commenting on this Oriental Dwarf (aka Black-backed Kingfisher) picture. No, I wouldn't feel that it's a rude inquiry, in fact it's a valid question to clarify. I'm happy to reply but not sure if I'm correctly replying your question..

    Attached is the original jpeg picture of the oriental dwarf from my camera. I think each of everyone, we do have our own preset setting before taking any picture, be it landscapes, portraits or in wildlife photography. I always try to preset my preference colour setting, and the setting will stay on for quite a while when I'm satisfy with the output.

    I'm now mostly 100% into Wildlife photography. I'm using a Pentax crop-sensor dslr (picture #1 to #94 are taken with Pentax K-S1 "voted the ugliest dslr in 2014 ", pic #95 on wards are with Pentax K70) with the Sigma 150-500mm HSM. Below are some of my post-processing steps (with PS4):
    1). Cropping, usually 40% to 50% from the original picture.
    2). Curves, level and exposure adjustment, if the object turn out to be soft, will try to apply about 10-20% of the smart sharpen.
    3). I'm using Nik Dfine 2 to reduce noise if shooting at high ISO.
    4). Most of my birding pictures are shot in jpeg, I will try to set it into both jpeg+raw only when shooting at the extreme poor lights condition (editing raw to have a brightness picture). As I noticed the jpeg output from the camera are more or less acceptable to me.

    As for the brilliant colour that you are mentioning. I believe the recent technology of any DSLRs (be it on any brand) should be able to produce a nice colour pictures, along the way, we may need to do some trial and error with some minor tweaking.

    I'm not sure if I'm answering your question correctly, but honestly I like to be more enjoy in taking the beautiful birding pictures in the field, rather than spent most of the time editing the pictures My timing of processing each picture are about 2-3 minutes.
    Regards
    Hi figo007,
    Not only did you answer all my queries, you also went to the extend to elaborate in details. Really appreciate your answers. This is something i need to learn along the way and you have given me s stepping stone to start and learn to shoot. Before that, i don't even know where to start.
    I'm just confuse on the jpeg and raw issues. I heard that you can't edit your photos in jpeg format but only in raw. However in your case, you are shooting much jpeg and you edited in ps4. Are there anything that i misunderstand? Please enlighten me if i'm wrong somewhere.
    Thanks once again for your unselfish contribution to a newbie like me.
    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landofsmile View Post
    Hi figo007,
    Not only did you answer all my queries, you also went to the extend to elaborate in details. Really appreciate your answers. This is something i need to learn along the way and you have given me s stepping stone to start and learn to shoot. Before that, i don't even know where to start.
    I'm just confuse on the jpeg and raw issues. I heard that you can't edit your photos in jpeg format but only in raw. However in your case, you are shooting much jpeg and you edited in ps4. Are there anything that i misunderstand? Please enlighten me if i'm wrong somewhere.
    Thanks once again for your unselfish contribution to a newbie like me.
    Regards
    Hi Landofsmile,
    Yes we still can do some minor tweak on jpg with Photoshop. I know some guys prefer to shoot at RAW so that they can have more control when editing the picture in Photoshop. As I said I'm only doing a minor adjustment so I prefer to shoot in jpg if the lighting is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by figo007 View Post
    Hi Landofsmile,
    Yes we still can do some minor tweak on jpg with Photoshop. I know some guys prefer to shoot at RAW so that they can have more control when editing the picture in Photoshop. As I said I'm only doing a minor adjustment so I prefer to shoot in jpg if the lighting is good.
    Thanks for the infos. I see that your pictures don't need any tweaking: looks great even untouch.
    Cheers

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    Wonderful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landofsmile View Post
    Thanks for the infos. I see that your pictures don't need any tweaking: looks great even untouch.
    Cheers
    No problem Bro! Sharing is caring and thanks for the compliment. Cheers!

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    Wonderful!
    Thank you DaDa666!

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    103) Golden Bush-Robin (Male)

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    104) Golden Bush-Robin (Female)

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    You went Baihualing too huh? Nice shots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    You went Baihualing too huh? Nice shots!
    Yes UncleFai! Can't resist the temptation so visited on last week , recorded about 70+ of lifers but still missing some like: 剑嘴鶥, 朱鹂, 酒红/金枕朱雀.

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    Quote Originally Posted by figo007 View Post
    Yes UncleFai! Can't resist the temptation so visited on last week , recorded about 70+ of lifers but still missing some like: 剑嘴鶥, 朱鹂, 酒红/金枕朱雀.
    Damn shiok hor... need to go back again lor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Damn shiok hor... need to go back again lor.
    A valid reason to go back ...are you plan for re-visit again?

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    105) Mr White-browed Shortwing - 蓝短翅鸫 (雄)



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    106) Mrs White-browed Shortwing - 蓝短翅鸫 (雌)



  17. #157

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    Hi Figo007,
    Please bear with me again on another noob question. You did show me the original jpeg picture of the Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher and another crop version ( i assume crop means cutting off the surrounding and enlarging the oriental dwarf)
    Not sure is my understanding correct or not? If cropping means enlarging the picture, this means that your picture must be exceptional sharp as i still see the sharp picture of the bird even after cropping. My understanding is that after enlarging the picture, it'll tends to lose the sharpness.
    Another question is how far you're from the subject and do you need tripod to shoot?
    Apologise in advance if i'm confusing you on the above questions but as i write, i'm feeling confuse myself. Haha....
    Regards.

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    Hi Landofsmile, my reply in blue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Landofsmile View Post
    Hi Figo007,
    Please bear with me again on another noob question. You did show me the original jpeg picture of the Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher and another crop version ( i assume crop means cutting off the surrounding and enlarging the oriental dwarf)
    Not sure is my understanding correct or not? If cropping means enlarging the picture, this means that your picture must be exceptional sharp as i still see the sharp picture of the bird even after cropping. My understanding is that after enlarging the picture, it'll tends to lose the sharpness.

    Yes most of my birding shots are cropped between 30% - 50% depending on the size of the subject. JPEG from the current DSLR (20mp to 30mp or higher) should still contain the details and sharpness after the cropping. For my case, K-S1 ~20MP and K-70 ~24MP, it's more sufficient for cropping.

    Another question is how far you're from the subject and do you need tripod to shoot? Good to keep an appropriate distance to avoid stressing the birds, yes I'm using tripod most of the time.

    Apologise in advance if i'm confusing you on the above questions but as i write, i'm feeling confuse myself. Haha....
    Regards.

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    107) Grey-cheeked Fulvetta 灰眶雀鹛 (Also known as Yunnan Fulvetta - 云南雀鹛)




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    108) Grey-cheeked Fulvetta 灰眶雀鹛 (Also known as Yunnan Fulvetta - 云南雀鹛)



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