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    PP or not?

    ok just wondering on these which prefer and why?

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    For me the green looks greener in the first. And maybe the PPed one is possibly a little over sharpened?? both look good though
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    No PP, or at least not this PP. Too much sharpening that makes the grass hurt your eyes.
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    Thanks Phil & Jev

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    Yah, too much dat sharpening ting.

    First picture don't need much, maybe yust a tiny tweak in curves?

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    gotta agree, #2 seems oversharpened
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    Thanks Jim and David

    I gather the tammy's real sharp if didnt need to sharpen after Using 90mm on these

    Its funny cause i usually have to sharpen a heap - these today didnt

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    What Phil said. Mongo has found that he may be oversharpening lately and it is easy to do without noticing at first.
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    i actually prefer the second one - cant say why - maybe the colouring of the duck looks better

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    Thanks Mongo and milsey

    Milsey its a cygnet (baby swan) not a duck

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    First one because it dosent need much and the PP one is overcooked, like most others said. . Good to see you giving the Tammy a workout...good quality lens for the price eh
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    Yes #1 for me too, a baby swan would feel soft, the sharpening makes me feel its a bit harsh. Maybe somewhere inbetween would be the go.
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    Thanks David and Mic

    David, yeah tammy is nice and sharp so far hasnt been off camera lol

    Yeah i wass a little worried the babes lost their fluff with the sharpen

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    I say no PP with this shot.

    I think the original is sharp enough to begin with.... PLUS the cygnet (nearly said duck! haha) looks all soft and fluffy. Looks a bit spikier or something when it's sharpened.
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    Thanks Gypsy - yeah I should really have gone with my initial thoughts and not sharpened really on these babies..

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    the feathers look fluffier in the pp`d one Cat.
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    Thanks Graeme I think that may be cause the pp has brought out more shades in them?

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    Yep, the unsharp masking is a bit too high.
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    Actually it's interesting cause I usually sharpen way more than i did on that one - i only did a lightish sharpen - i gather its the soft feathers plus the tammy sharp... Never done a pic of the babies before using the tammy till now

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    The textures, grass and down in the first look spot on. I think sometimes there's a tendency to oversharpen....just because we can. I know I've done it.

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