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Great plimrn 2006-04-07 3:28

Hola Carlos,
Wonderful contrast tbetween the soft blue background and the wonderful color & detail in the bird's feathers. It seems like this wonderful detail is one of your trademarks. I remember well the detail in your llama photo.

Hope you are having a nice trip.
Pat

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Old 04-07-2006, 07:35 PM
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Default To plimrn: Thanks Patricia

For both your visits. My trip is going fine although with lots of work.

About details and sharpnes...

I feel there are two things, the first one being the lenses.

If I know they are not as sharp -wide open- as the good ones (which are too expensive), I try setting the f/stop around the 'sweet spot' (usually f/8, for most lenses).

Then, there is the way in which you apply USM. I set the in camera parameters to 'neutral' and apply USM viewing the image at 100%. Generally I use (in Photoshop) a somehow light setting (150; 0.2; 0) which I repeat until the small details are visible, but without sharpening artifacts.

I started trying this after doing some experimenting and feel that is what gives me best results.

Best regards, saludos!
Carlos
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Old 04-08-2006, 07:16 AM
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Default Re: To plimrn: Thanks Patricia

Thank you, I've added your excellent note to my TE tips file.
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