Winged Wednesday 1/14/2020

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  1. Eric Gofreed

    Eric Gofreed Well-Known Member

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    Today's Winged Wednesday bird photos are examples of the high resolution of a 61MP Sensor. The question is, "who needs a 61 MP sensor?" The answer is, "the photographer that insists on extreme details in his photographs." Topaz sharpen AI is another way to produce exquisite details without the cost of a new camera. These photos were taken with the Sony a7R4 and the Sony EF 200-600 zoom lens. I have been a Canon guy for 30 years so the switch is painful to the pocketbook. However, I have never gotten details in the red colors with Canon, but as you can see on the woodpecker Sony excels at it.

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    Ladder-backed Woodpecker

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    Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay

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    Mallard Hen... Incredible details for a bird in flight
     
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    Mallard, though I blew out the white detail in his butt! LOL


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    We were blessed with a rare visitor here in Sedona. This Yellow-throated Warbler can't usually be found in Arizona.

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    I was fortunate to catch the sight of this rare flock along the banks of an irrigation canal in Joseph, Oregon.

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    That is really funny, Alan.
     
  6. Douglas Sherman

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    Really nice images, Eric. Tom and I used to notice the reds going haywire in prints if the saturation was to high especially in red maple leaves in New England.
     
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    Eric, thanks for starting this and your set if really great. The detail is to die for.

    Darcy, still a good one.

    Douglas, a gorgeous and finely crafted image.

    Alan, do you carry those around in your RV for days when no birds show up?

    Here is my offering for the day. An osprey alighting on this snag.

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    No - but I have seen kitsch like this in front of people's campsites through the years.
     
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    awesome
     
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    Love the details here in these photos. Those reds look awesome!
     
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    Wow!!! That’s awesome Doug!
     
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    This is a really beautiful image, Ben.
     
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    Northern Shoveler.
    Don

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    hahahah I love it!
     
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    Gorgeous, Don.
     
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    Thank you, Jim.
     
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    Snake Plissken

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    It was a beautiful early summer day way up in the La Sals. It had rained all morning and was starting to dry out. When I spotted this unusual encounter, I took my time and just sat watching, then shooting. He wasn't too bothered, being preoccupied.
     
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    Amazing, Craig.
     
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    Amazing catch - but this almost borders on TMI as a consumption event. :)
     
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    Great one, Doug
     

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