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Old 02-08-2010   #1
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Thanks for taking a look ! (not staged)

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Nice capture and lucky find.
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Difficult lighting and you have done well , but it needs to be sharper

1/20 sec and handheld I guess , just to slow for handheld
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Thank you very much for the comments. The Orton-effect makes is a tad soft.

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The Orton-effect makes is a tad soft.
Can you post The Cardinal's Quill without that Orton effect applied, Dwayne? So that we can actually see the sharpness? Because this really is too soft.

Obviously a tripod would have provided more steadiness, i.e. focus. And a bit of fill flash might have enabled a slightly higher shutter speed and some more light on the feather. BTW, why did you use ISO 200 in a dark wood/forest? I would have used ISO 400 or even 800 to gain 1 or 2 stops.
And, finally, you might have gained some clarity in PP by twiddling with the shadow/highlight settings.
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Beautiful composition Dwayne, the effect really works with it. Jack and Sodeju, you might look at this link to help you understand how the Orton-effect works. http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com...-Feb-2009).pdf
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