American Widgins (and a word about anti-aliasing) Five Photographs

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These shots of the bird drying its wings were taken in the fall; the ducks remained throughout the unusually warm weather, well into November. I would like to mention something you might notice in these photos and see in your own. Anti-aliasing filters were on all digital sensors until recently. They reduced moiré (artificially created repetitive patterns or a hazing in existing patterns) and made photographs slightly softer. The removal of the filter generally means sharper photographs (and I think more moiré). Lightroom has an anti-moiré tool, but I haven’t figured it out. Combine the lack of the filter with cropping closer (hence reducing resolution), and you get the slightly painterly effect you see here. To some degree opening shadows too much does the same thing, as there is less detail when applied aggressively.

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14 responses

  1. I wish

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    February 22, 2016 at 7:30 am

  2. lovely

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    February 22, 2016 at 9:05 am

  3. Thanks for the lesson 🙂

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    February 22, 2016 at 9:30 am

  4. Beautiful shots!

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    February 22, 2016 at 11:05 am

  5. Very lovely animated shots.

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    February 22, 2016 at 9:11 pm

  6. Sukanya Ramanujan

    Lovely series of pics!

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    February 22, 2016 at 11:45 pm

  7. Those are gorgeous.

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    February 23, 2016 at 12:47 pm

  8. Nice photos Victor. BTW, the correct spelling of these birds is wigeon.

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    March 5, 2016 at 11:43 am

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