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Finally spring is close and I've found some time to get out with a camera.

 

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Rainbow Lorikeet 

 

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Long-billed Corella

 

This probably should be here in the bird forum, but it was flying!

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Bee Off

 

All taken with Fuji X-E3 and 55-200 lens.  

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One question  - have I overdone the sharpening on the lorikeet?  After using the Fuji Express version of Capture one for a while, I finally moved onto the Fuji Pro version before the special offer ran out.  The main things I see needing the paid version for is the ability to access multiple libraries ( you could work around this in the Express version by closing and reopening) and the ability to use te levels and curves controls on individual RGB colours, which I need for my ongoing negative scanning project.

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1 hour ago, crowecg said:

One question  - have I overdone the sharpening on the lorikeet?  After using the Fuji Express version of Capture one for a while, I finally moved onto the Fuji Pro version before the special offer ran out.  The main things I see needing the paid version for is the ability to access multiple libraries ( you could work around this in the Express version by closing and reopening) and the ability to use te levels and curves controls on individual RGB colours, which I need for my ongoing negative scanning project.

Not over-sharpened, in my opinion.

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Lovely colors. I don´t find it oversharpened.


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The lorikeet doesn't look overly sharpened to me either, but the conifer leaves running right in front of its body look a bit too sharp and somewhat distracting.  (Even fully magnified in Flickr.)

 

The capture and the color is amazing, though.

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I think sharpening on the lorikeet is fine, but the camera seems to me to have focussed on the leaves in front of the bird.

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Thanks for the comments.  It is quite possible that the focus did pick the branch rather than the bird, I'll try to remember to look more closely in the future.  I've still got a lot of learning and experimenting to do with Capture One to work out how much I need to do - however, the Fuji 55-200 is certainly much sharper than the Nikon 70-300 I used previously.

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With a new update for MacOS imminent and promises this one will break Aperture, I've been siting down to extract all my Aperture libraries.  However, I also took the opportunity to drag the Lorikeet into Aperture, which has a function to show the active focus point.  It is on the branch in front of the wing - just down and left from the flower.    I'll have to try and find if Capture One can do this.

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