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Everybody Out of the Pool

Everybody Out of the Pool
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Copyright: Lori Morra (loribird) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 109 N: 1182] (5561)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-30
Categories: Nature
Camera: Sony A350, TAMRON DI 200-500
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-08-04 10:45
Viewed: 1524
Points: 23
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think I know where the noise is coming from. Originally I didn't know how to do the size properly but I prepared a lot of shots for TL. Now that I know how to hit the maximum, when I enlarge shots that have already been prepared I am doing more harm than good. I found shots of the adorable goslings I took in April and when I readjusted was a disaster from a noise standpoint. SO, I went back to the original and adjusted in separate layers, added the frame, merged, resized and sharpened. I thought about removing the green at the bottom, but it is part of the natural scene so opted to leave it. Hope you like it. A friend for Rose's lonely gosling in Germany. Maybe they can become pen pals. :-) Have a great day!

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Hello Lori,
You'll have to inform other TL members, including myself, how you managed to remove the noise & get this image so sharp,when downsizing for TL downloads.
I really like the color,details & sharpness,of your Gosling
very well done.Just becuase an object is part of a scene, I feel is no reason to keep it in an image, if it harms the main subject,& I'm sorry Lori, but leaving in that large out of focus green at the bottom,really does an injustice, to the first rate capture of the Gosling. The Gosling is deserving of
a high rating but the inclusion of the green reduces the high quality of this image for me.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-08-04 12:03]

Lori, I agree with Ron. The gosling is in perfect sharpness and lighting is fantastic but that green out of focus leaf is ruining the whole lot. Maybe if you cropped a portrait including the wings you could have obtained a marvelous presentation. It's a pity such neat work and composition is ruined by this ugly intruder!
I give full merit from the sharpness and neatness. Next time more attention!!!
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hello Lori,
I plead innocence but I do not know how you could remove the green OOF part without amputating the gosling's leg. Perhaps clone it over with more foreground? Whatever, I agree that it is a little distracting at first but the longer I look at this image the less "disturbing" that part becomes until it does not worry me anymore. The gosling itself is just fabulous! Well done!

Hi Lori,
I love roasted with small potatoes ! hmm

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-08-04 13:16]

You have a very sharp image here with perfect clarity. Wjhatever your are doing to your resizing workflow for TL in this case is spot on. A very cute expression of your subject and despite the foreground object, I still think you image has very strong merits. I agree that cloning or cropping it out you may lose more than your would gain.
Very Nice

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2011-08-04 13:49]

Hi Lori,
Beautifully sharp shot of this gosling, it is in a superb pose for you but I am in agreement with a few others here that the leaf in the foreground is a bit distracting - you could copy the right foot and paste over the left, adjust brightness and contrast to bring it up to the level of the part of the leg that is showing and clone around to make it look natural - an experiment waiting for you to try :-) Great shot and one to be proud of. Best wishes

Sooooo cute! I like your low pov and it has a good dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2011-08-04 17:36]

Bonsoir Lori,

This is nice and sharp. Excellent exposure, beautifull BG. Image is very simple and effective. I love it. Great shot and TFS.


Hi Lori, this is one of your sharpest yet, well done.I love the sun shining on the little guy. Sometimes you cant avoid things in front, just would have been better if it was separate leaves instead of a large piece. Fiona

Hi Lori,
What a pretty face has this Gosling!!
Sharp and clear picture..with beautiful colors and light,

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-08-06 10:18]


comme i8lm est chou un bien beau bébé super le brillant sur le plumage ce regard, cette attitude, fantastique.

bravo et amitié


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2011-08-09 13:35]

Hi Lori,
Just wonderful!! LOVE IT LOVE IT. TFS Julie

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