American Dipper

Posted by Gary Gulash on Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:42 pm

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Thought I would share this photo from last March, north western Alberta, small foothills stream and a very cold little bird. They seem almost impervious to the cold water, amazing. This one is perched above the water on a ledge of ice and was about to launch itself back into the stream. 

Nikon D500, 600F4, 1000 iso, 7.1, 1/640, full frame, tripod. Adjusted in Lightroom CC. 

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by Gary Gulash on Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:45 pm
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The photo looks soft on the Naturescapes site, even my copyright??? Not sure why, appeared very sharp prior to upload.

by Gene Gwin on Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:00 pm
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Gary Gulash wrote:
The photo looks soft on the Naturescapes site, even my copyright??? Not sure why, appeared very sharp prior to upload.

Gary, Interesting story about the cold.  One has to wonder how they do it.  It does look better uncompressed, but I agree not extremely sharp.  You might want to check and be sure you're downloading to NatureScapes at the max size they allow?  The same thing will sometimes happen to my photos.  Glad you posted it, thanks.

by Karl Egressy on Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:45 pm
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Great Bird to have and a beautiful bird. Nice story too.

by Dan Kearl on Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:38 am
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It seems to lack a bit of contrast but appears sharp enough....
The water color and texture is really nice.
Usually downsizing for web sharpens them, keep posting more and try again.

by david fletcher on Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:37 pm
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Super shot Gary. All good image wise, but agree they don't look as sharp when viewed after downloading compared to the original. Don't think this is an isolated issue as I've found I have adjusted sharpening for the site here, which are differing settings for viewing on my iMac. Occasionally, I see images that are clearly over sharpened and wonder if others have found difficulty in getting that balance right.
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by E.J. Peiker on Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:45 pm
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About as clean of a shot of this species that I have seen. Well done.

by Ron Day on Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:59 pm
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Image quality looks good to me, Gary. What a great bird and story. Love the golden water.

by Carol Clarke on Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:49 pm
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When I click on the image for the uncompressed view it looks fine on my screen, Gary. A lovely capture of this hard working little dipper!

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