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Some visitors to my neighborhood today
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm Camera: K100D Photo Location: Neighbor's yard ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/750s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: photolady95, 04-28-2010, 09:43 PM

Walking around my yard today, looked over at the neighbor's yard and these birds were hunting food.




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Lovely bird but -

- has a very strong yellow color cast on my monitor.
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Strange, I don't see that on my monitor.

Thanks for looking and commenting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wildman Quote
Lovely bird but -

- has a very strong yellow color cast on my monitor.
+1 to this

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I did a bit of PP so I upped the contrast to get the feet the right color but I don't see how it could come out with a yellow cast to it. The first one maybe, but not the second one. And these were shot in RAW and converted to TIFF, then JPG.


In case you don't know the bird........it's an White Ibis.
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QuoteOriginally posted by photolady Quote
I did a bit of PP so I upped the contrast to get the feet the right color but I don't see how it could come out with a yellow cast to it. The first one maybe, but not the second one. And these were shot in RAW and converted to TIFF, then JPG.
First one is definitely yellow and not white, second in on the verge of being yellow if know what I mean...
But then maybe it's my screen... at the end of the day I do mostly B&Ws so it might be tad off...
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More like this?

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Wildman, what did you change?

axl, after looking at the second one, I did notice a yellow tinge to it, but still can't see the yellow in the second one. Not on my Samsung 22" LCD at any rate. Course this monitor hasn't been calibrated either.

Question, would the bright sunlight cause the yellow tinge?

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QuoteOriginally posted by photolady Quote
Wildman, what did you change?

axl, after looking at the second one, I did notice a yellow tinge to it, but still can't see the yellow in the second one. Not on my Samsung 22" LCD at any rate. Course this monitor hasn't been calibrated either.

Question, would the bright sunlight cause the yellow tinge?
I changed the color balance between red, green and blue directly with software that acts directly on the color channels.

This is normally caused by improper white balance setting in camera.
BTW I use a pair of dual 21 Samsungs myself.

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I think it has some yellow cast, but not more than natural. The wildman's correction has lost the original atmosphere. Or am i too used to old Pentax WB policy.
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Yeah, wildman, but now the legs and beak are off color. These guys have deep orange legs and beak/bill. My white balance was set for shade, and whenever I used custom setting, ie, making my own, the photos are still not balanced correctly.

See the photo here: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/White_Ibis/id

I've tried other settings on this camera, ie, saturation, and contrast, but have seen no difference when not using those settings. And I normally shoot in manual mode, meaning I have to set white balance, instead of letting camera do it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by photolady Quote
Yeah, wildman, but now the legs and beak are off color. These guys have deep orange legs and beak/bill. My white balance was set for shade, and whenever I used custom setting, ie, making my own, the photos are still not balanced correctly.

See the photo here: White Ibis, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

I've tried other settings on this camera, ie, saturation, and contrast, but have seen no difference when not using those settings. And I normally shoot in manual mode, meaning I have to set white balance, instead of letting camera do it.
First of all I was not trying to give you a perfectly corrected image just a rough idea of what I thought was wrong according to what I see on my monitor . I spent no more than 5 min on it. I don't have the original RAW file nor can I see it as you see it. A perfectly corrected image is up to you.

If you are shooting raw none of the settings I mentioned matter. All this must be corrected in PP and I don't have your RAW file. It doesn't matter what the camera is set at when shooting RAW white balance is corrected in PP not the camera.

If you are happy with what you got that's all that matters.

Perhaps this is a bit closer to what you want?

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Okay. Now that image on my monitor has a blue tinge. LOL

So, on my K100D no settings I change in the camera have any effect on the photos other than shutter speed and aperture, when shot as RAW? Well that seems weird. <shrugs shoulders>
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no settings I change in the camera have any effect on the photos
Exactly.

All those other settings only apply when shooting in JPG.

RAW means exactly that: just what the sensor sees as it looks through the lens and nothing more.
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Not withstanding the color balance issue, these are great shots, PL.

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