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Oriental Magpie-Robin by Pei-Fan Mu

July 2024 - Oriental Magpie-Robin

July 2024 - Pei-Fan Mu


About the Image(s)

I took this photo three years ago on the Taipei city park. This is Oriental Magpie-Robin. I used Sony A7 III, 1/1250, F/5.6, Iso: 4000. The baby oriental magpie-Robin was just leaving the nest, and mother oriental magpie-robin was standing on a rock. May be looking after her baby.

I used camera raw to lighten and sharp the whole image a little bit.

3 comments posted

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Hi Pei-Fan, its an attractive bird. The original and the reworked image look very similar, are they the same?

You might rework this by cropping in to see the bird, the out of focus background is not important. I choose "Subject" in Camera Raw to sharpen just the subject (bird), we don't want the rest sharpened, we want it soft and out of focus, so we only see the bird. Also, I used Camera Raw Noise reduction to remove the noise that your sharpening added. Notice how the background in my version is not "crunchy" or "grainy"?   Posted: 07/06/2024 12:39:01
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Pei-Fan Mu   Pei-Fan Mu
Thanks Brenda. I need to focus on the subject (bird). Sometimes, I used to sharp the image, maybe I need to keep in nature. very appreciated your suggestions.   Posted: 07/06/2024 18:21:21

Ed Ogle   Ed Ogle
I like Brenda's edit only I would make the subject more left of center. I think the dark tree adds to the image.   Posted: 07/09/2024 10:09:47


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