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American Robin at Inglewood

American Robin at Inglewood
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Copyright: John Reasbeck (ubc64) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 25 N: 122] (555)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-19
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300 AF-S VR 4.5-5.6 IF ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-20 13:37
Viewed: 1404
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The American Robins are out in force at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, and probably all other locations in Alberta that they frequent. In other words, spring is here for sure -- notwithstanding a snowfall or two that might occur, just when we think we're in the clear. I spotted this robin hunting for anything that moves on the shore of one of the small ponds at Inglewood. He took time to pose briefly on a log for me, then went about his business.

In PP, I used CS4's Curves to try to even the light. Then I used Color Balance to make some additional corrections. I cropped the shot to bring out the details of the robin a little, and trim the busy BG. Then I used Noise Reduction to eliminate the ISO 800 noise. After reducing the image size to 800 pixels, I used Smart Sharpen a little. Finally, Vibrance brought out the robin's red breast a little more.

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Bonsoir John,
Belle prise de vue et un excellent cadrage de ce rouge-gorge (American Robins), belle netteté et détails.
bon focus et contrast ,
Excellent point de vue.
PS. Sorry , I can only do a comment.

Nice shot, good clarity and DOF. The colour of robin's breast is standing out and gives a good contrast to overall composition.

- Abhishek

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