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Long-tailed Weasel with breakfast


Posted by Scott Fairbairn on Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:12 am

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I found this guy under heavy forest cover fairly early in the morning. 1/320 sec, ISO 1000, D500, 500mmf5.6 PF. Processed in Capture one, Topaz denoise, and converted to jpg using DXO Photolab trial version(still fiddling with the export function, it might be a bit oversharpened?)

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by ADKShooter on Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:53 am
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Wow !! Perfect position and environment. After having an encounter with a pine martin I am well aware how quick and elusive the weasel family is to attempt to photograph. Fantastic shot of this guy with prey. On my monitor it apears a bit oversharpened but I'm sure you can play with it if you feel that way as well.
 

by Carol Clarke on Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:13 pm
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Aren't they the most beautiful creatures.   Such efficient predators and they can move like greased lightning!  I love the classic pose and natural setting you captured here, Scott - who wouldn't love to have a shot like this in their collection.  Wonderful shot and beautifully done!

As for your comment re sharpening, it does appear a tiny bit over, but I also think the fur is damp from running through the undergrowth, which makes it increasingly difficult to get the sharpening just right without getting a slightly 'crunchy' appearance, especially on a subject with the weasel type of fur.

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by david fletcher on Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:49 pm
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Wonderful sighting Scott.

With Carol and Warren and your own thoughts on the sharpening, but that is merely a minor tickle needed.

Main thing is they are so quick a great opportunity captured. (Sharpening for the Internet is not always that straightforward when trying out different programs.. Are reading glasses needed? Am I looking at the screen from 12 inches, 18 inches? Am I in good light. Am I tired from a long day). All been there.
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by Ron Day on Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:41 pm
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A fantastic image of the weasel with prey, Scott. The image is beautifully composed, and I love the natural habitat. Reprocess with less sharpening and you have a winner for sure!
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:05 pm
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Agree with all previous comments! Exciting shot-just tome it down a bit.
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by Scott Fairbairn on Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:55 pm
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Cynthia Crawford wrote:
Agree with all previous comments! Exciting shot-just tome it down a bit.


Thank you. I tried created the jpg from DXO Photolab. I’m using it in the trial version and I don’t have a very good grasp of exporting jpgs yet. I must be missing it as there should be a way to adjust the sharpening on output but I haven’t used it enough yet to figure it out!
 

by Des on Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:03 pm
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Lovely image, Scott. I agree with you it's a tad over-sharpened.
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by Karl Egressy on Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:01 pm
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Great action shot, Scott. It looks a little bit over-sharpened as you suspected.
 

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