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First Hummingbird!
Posted By: metroeloise, 11-15-2008, 11:30 AM

Found a Seikanon 28-80mm f/ 3.5-4.5 Marco Homeless in a pawnshop. Brought it home for $25 and gave it a good cleaning. It became one of my favorite lenses. It does like to flair, tends to look all washed out so likes smaller f-stops, higher contrast, and to be under-exposed. But I baby it. And Many Times When I get home I find treasures on the screen! Got some I am posting over on the Odd Lens Section. This one though...

I Was at A Botanical Garden with clouding weather. Switched over to use this lens when... The Hummingbird Came around. No time to re-switch. Making due with what you have at hand I got a few and this is one of the better. Put it here just because the bird is so cute.


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11-16-2008, 08:47 AM   #2
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Nice shot. A little PP and it will really pop.
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Don't even have a White Belt in PP-KungFu..What to do what to do?

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Nice shot. A little PP and it will really pop.
Thanks. I like the shot. What to do?

Do some basic stuff... crop abit, saturation, clarity, blah-blah.

How do you look at something like this to go into a more elaborate treatment?

Would you Mask out the Humming bird and sharpen it up on a layer while blurring the background more? Then add?

I feel in an awkward period between having ideas and not knowing how yet when fussing with the programs get feeling overwhelmed and lost. Usually I just have to start up some experimentation to get the juices running. Been reluctant since my video card is still bonkers. Tonight I re-install Vista and that ought clear this up. Then I will work more. Any guidance appreciated.

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