Balancing Act


Balancing is so much easier, when you can use a pair of wings and a strong headwind

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Balancing Act


Balancing is so much easier, when you can use a pair of wings and a strong headwind

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Laughing


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Starling


I love the look of starling. Their metallic looking feathers are just beautiful.
Unfortounatly they are so shy. So far it’s been impossible for me to get close enough for a really good shot of one

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Starling


I love the look of starling. Their metallic looking feathers are just beautiful.
Unfortounatly they are so shy. So far it’s been impossible for me to get close enough for a really good shot of one

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Flight instinct


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Great Tit


Finally – a decent tele.
For the past two years I’ve worked with two less than satisfactory tele lenses (or rather: avoided them often)
I’ve given one of them (a Tamron 70-300 LD Di Macro) to my brother, in an almost permanent loan, when he got his DSLR.
(Un)fortounately I broke it recently, just after the warranty ran out… Replaced it for him with the Nikkor 70-210mm I’ve been using up until now and got myself a new Tamron – the 70-300 SP VC USD
And I love what I see

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Like velvet


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Infrared


I’ve been looking at (and admiring) IR photography for about 10 years now.
Whether it’s this strange look of false colour IR photos, that seems to come from an alien world or the stark contrast of monochrome infrared photos.
I finally got me an IR filter and start to delve into this world myself.
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From RAW to crisp Part 3: UFRaw

Part 3 of my series on RAW developers for Linux will be about UFRaw. UFRaw is tightly integrated with Gimp. You can easily do your preliminary work on the RAW file with UFRaw and jump directly to Gimp to do the fine tuning.

Again it is not one of my favorites. My gripes are mostly the same as with Rawstudio. But let’s not jump to the conclusion but have a closer look at the software.

For the sake of compareability I stay with my usual example photo

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Straight Out Of the Camera. Pretty soft, as all photos with my 18-55mm VR Nikkor on the long end, the sky lacking in contrast and the colors are off due to the predominantly green background.

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