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Software & Accessories / Re: Unsharp Mask in DPP
« on: August 12, 2014, 02:46:49 PM »
How do they differ in the way they sharpen? When would you use one over the other and how much sharpening is usually required and how much is too much?
I just "googled" "how to set DPP by default to 'sharpness' instead of 'unsharp mask' for 5DMkIII images?" and couldn't find the solution to your dilemma. Maybe Canon can fix this in a future version.

Without going into technical details, 'unsharp mask' is contrast based and strongly sharpens edges. 'Sharpening' is a more overall effect, sharpening not only the edges but smaller details too but less significantly. The unsharp masking has quite an image altering effect, significantly boosting apparent sharpness but it also causes contrast changes at the edges themselves, not something I like. The unsharp mask creates more of a 'wow' effect, but the normally sharpened images are more pleasing to look at for longer.

Thanks for your reply. I didn't realize they were different. Hopefully my pp in DPP will be better now. :)

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Who owns the photo?
« on: August 12, 2014, 01:53:57 PM »
In the absence of an actual photographer, copyright should belong to the person who owns the equipment.

It is the same principle as a remote camera. There is no physical human operator directing or framing footage, but the footage still belongs to the person who owned the camera.

It is not rocket science. This guy has been ripped off shamelessly, and people are trying to hide behind what they see as a loophole in the law.

After careful review and reflection, in my opinion (which is never wrong), I think you are absolutely correct. I don't know why they don't come to some agreement to compensate Mr. Slater and put an end to all this monkey business. :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: August 11, 2014, 05:50:57 PM »
Great shots everyone!
Love those puffins. They look so cute.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 11, 2014, 05:47:28 PM »
Green Heron -
I think he is saying... " Stop following me in that damn kayak, give it a rest already !
 How many photos do you need !!"

LOL... ;D ;D ;D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 11, 2014, 05:43:18 PM »

@gh4photosThose are some very nice photos !

Agree. Beautiful shots....well done! :)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Unsharp Mask in DPP
« on: August 11, 2014, 04:26:06 PM »
How do they differ in the way they sharpen? When would you use one over the other and how much sharpening is usually required and how much is too much?
I just "googled" "how to set DPP by default to 'sharpness' instead of 'unsharp mask' for 5DMkIII images?" and couldn't find the solution to your dilemma. Maybe Canon can fix this in a future version.

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Photography Technique / Re: Questions about Shooting the Supermoon
« on: August 11, 2014, 04:19:34 PM »
Mackguyver's image reminded me of some of my older supermoon photos. Most of these were from a couple years back, when the supermoon was the closest in 18 years (March 19th, 2011 @ 221,565mi, vs. the 221,765mi of this year). When the moon is full, I don't usually try to photograph it in detail...there just isn't any.

But it makes for great artistic photos, if you can catch it lower in the horizon, behind a thin layer of clouds, or painting a sky full of whispy clouds:













Very nice series....I can almost hear a wolf howling.

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Photography Technique / Re: Questions about Shooting the Supermoon
« on: August 11, 2014, 04:14:05 PM »
P.S. even though I missed out on the supermoon, I did get a picture of another, brighter celestial body and though it was just for fun, at -2 EV it could almost pass for the moon, except for the 7:19AM time stamp ;)



Very beautiful photo. :)

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Photography Technique / Re: Questions about Shooting the Supermoon
« on: August 11, 2014, 05:08:07 AM »
Reading this thread made me go out and try with my 7D and 100-400L handheld. This is my result after heavy cropping and some pp in DPP. 1/800s, F 5.6, ISO 160.

Supermoon Aug 10, 2014 by EricJ777, on Flickr

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Who owns the photo?
« on: August 10, 2014, 12:14:08 AM »
I am going to have to amend my previous post concerning Mr. Macaque’s chances of success.  It seems that he managed to file suit in a favorable venue.  The jury, as pictured below, has been selected and things are looking up for Mr. Macaque.



 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Really nice shots mackguyver, I especially like the Osprey. Well done.

+1
You are feeding my GAS dreams. ;D

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Jrista,
Great images and informative discussion. I have learned a lot. Very confusing to noobs. I remember someone on CR frequently talking about better resolution being related to " number of pixels on target." So with reach limited subjects, you need either higher focal length lens or more (ie smaller) pixels per area on the sensor, to get better detail resolution. Did I say that correctly?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Yard Bird
« on: August 02, 2014, 03:08:47 PM »
Omni,
What amazingly beautiful and sharp images. Keep posting.  :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: August 02, 2014, 02:56:23 AM »
"Harris Hawk" @ Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
MARCH, 2013

Canon 40D + canon 100-400 zoom

Wonderful shot. Well done.
And welcome to CR.

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