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Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Location: Deal, NJ
Date: Aug 21, 2009
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/750s
Date Uploaded: Aug 23, 2009

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let's see, i didn't really record my processing steps, but here's a good idea:

fixed WB in ACR, opened in CS3.

copied the background layer, did Shadow/Highlights at 20/5 or 20/10
curves layer: auto
curves layer: medium contrast
convert to LAB, selected Lightness channel
USM at 120%, .2, 0 (3 or 4 times)
convert to RGB, 8 bits/channel
NeatImage at default settings
save for web

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08/23/2009 11:46:38 PM
That's good detail, esp for full aperture. I am guessing that you were about 20 ft from the subject? I also like prime lenses, and use a lot of the older Nikon glass. My fav for birding so far is the manual focus 300 f4.5.
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08/23/2009 11:38:28 PM
Looks pretty good. Now just imagine what it would look like with a full frame camera and a 21MP sensor!! I had to think about that when my camera broke. Think - Nat.Geo. !!
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