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Old 15th October 2009, 15:42   #6751
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Old 15th October 2009, 16:00   #6752
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Thats a lovely shot, but maybe a little off focus. I like the way the twig looks like its going into his mouth!

I did an experiment, just for the heck of it...turned out to something quite different. I used photomatix and churned out an HDR using 7 different images. Here is the result.
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Old 15th October 2009, 16:13   #6753
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TG,

WOW! You never fail to surprise me. One of the best HDRs I have ever seen. way to go!
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TG, thats supercalafragilisticexpialidocious!!!! Psychedelic stuff

One from me..
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Old 15th October 2009, 20:54   #6755
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And if I may ask you why? There is always another interesting and different point of view. So please share.
Hi, i have seen you car pics here, and they are outstanding, esp the PP, but many of us wildlife photographers find cloning unethical.Just my view.

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Even I can only understand perfectly! :P Dad was in the army, so spent most of my time traveling around India.

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I did an experiment, just for the heck of it...turned out to something quite different. I used photomatix and churned out an HDR using 7 different images. Here is the result.
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Wow, TG... man!! excellent, amazing, fabulous, out of this world...!!! One of your best shots this is.

The larger image looks a bit soft. Try applying an unsharp mask with radius 0.3 - 0.4 threshold 2, with appropriate strength on the 1024x560 image before uploading.. ;-)

I just messed with the color curves a bit, and here's what I got
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Mind sharing more details on the exposures you had used, and the time of the day when it was shot??

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Wow, TG... man!! excellent, amazing, fabulous, out of this world...!!! One of your best shots this is.

The larger image looks a bit soft. Try applying an unsharp mask with radius 0.3 - 0.4 threshold 2, with appropriate strength on the 1024x560 image before uploading.. ;-)

I just messed with the color curves a bit, and here's what I got
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Mind sharing more details on the exposures you had used, and the time of the day when it was shot??
Pretty, your work has added such a fine detail. Love the result.

Few clicks from past few days
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Old 16th October 2009, 08:53   #6758
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Ok, got them this morning, now don't tell me that one chick's neck is sticking out of the others mouth. Today I got the DoF right, tomorrow I will figure out how to get the neck out. The parents were a worried lot shooting off alarm calls, so I had to rush out from there.

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Ok, got them this morning, now don't tell me that one chick's neck is sticking out of the others mouth. Today I got the DoF right, tomorrow I will figure out how to get the neck out. The parents were a worried lot shooting off alarm calls, so I had to rush out from there.

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careful, a lot of parents abandon their children if caught with humans. Not sure about the birds.

And I have a hunch you may have broken a law too , by disturbing wildlife.
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And I have a hunch you may have broken a law too , by disturbing wildlife.
I think this is just outside his window or balcony. How it is a disturbance then? He didn't scare them or such.
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I think this is just outside his window or balcony. How it is a disturbance then? He didn't scare them or such.
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The parents were a worried lot shooting off alarm calls, so I had to rush out from there.
I thought so because of this. and I can see traces of flash in their eyes, which suggests he was close enough to disturb them.

The only way out of it is if somehow we can declare them a non-wild life.

Sorry Fazal, didn't mean to dissect this topic, but if you talk to other wildlife photographers, the rule is to never change anything in the wild. Not even to save their lives, because that's how nature takes care of the ecosystem.
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I thought so because of this. and I can see traces of flash in their eyes, which suggests he was close enough to disturb them.

The only way out of it is if somehow we can declare them a non-wild life.

Sorry Fazal, didn't mean to dissect this topic, but if you talk to other wildlife photographers, the rule is to never change anything in the wild. Not even to save their lives, because that's how nature takes care of the ecosystem.
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Respect your opinion.
I was close enough to alarm the parents but not close enough for them to abandon the chicks, the nest is located in a 5 foot potted plant in my penthouse balcony, sometimes we have to go by the side of this plant though we do our best to avoid it.
During the egg stage the parent was sitting tight at night and we too never made any kind of eye contact with it though we were passing from a foot of each other. During daytime if we had to go there it would fly away to return to its eggs later. This close proximity situation is unavoidable by both each time I am intruding in the Bulbul's comfort zone. The parent bird has kind of adapted to the situation due to circumstances.
I am an ardent wildlife lover and photographer and do respect the unwritten rules and take care not to change or alter anything, although I shot this pic. from a distance of 3 feet at 55mm focal length but also took care to get out of there in a hurry once my job was done and before the parents came back with 'insect food'. Yes birds too abandon their chicks.
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careful, a lot of parents abandon their children if caught with humans. Not sure about the birds.

And I have a hunch you may have broken a law too , by disturbing wildlife.
I agree! Many wildlife-photography forums discourage nesting shots.
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Let me be the first one to post some firecracker pictures this Diwali...!
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Wishing a happy and safe Diwali to all!!

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The only way out of it is if somehow we can declare them a non-wild life.
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the nest is located in a 5 foot potted plant in my penthouse balcony, sometimes we have to go by the side of this plant though we do our best to avoid it.
so its kind of domesticated, settled then. but I still feel the chicks may not feel comfortable with the intrusion.
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