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    Appearances to the contrary...



    DP2 this morning. Trust me: he's on the bed.

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    Trust? I trust you always, especially when you have your DP2 ready. What a wonderful mood capture...
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    Lovely portrayal of your beloved pet.

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    Lovely image.
    Lovely cat.
    Reminds me of the late Herman (he was never late for his supper though!)

    GX100 Sadly now deceased as well

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    when they're on the bed like that, i'm always glad i'm bigger than they are!

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    Re: Appearances to the contrary...

    Quote Originally Posted by otumay View Post
    Trust? I trust you always, especially when you have your DP2 ready. What a wonderful mood capture...
    Best,
    Osman
    Thank you, Osman. This fool really is a small furry humanoid with all the moods and needs of a two-year-old. This is the "I can't see you, so you can't see me" pose. At other times he carries on extended conversations -- or monologues when we don't feel like chatting. It's amazing how these creatures get under your skin and burrow into your lives.

    What I didn't mention was that this was accidentally shot at ISO800... and I gave it a bit of noise reduction.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by D upton-Hackett. View Post
    Lovely portrayal of your beloved pet.
    Thank you... he's occasionally beloved, often tolerated, seldom ignored. He eats from a dish on the floor but drinks from a glass on the kitchen counter.

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    Lovely image.
    Lovely cat.
    Reminds me of the late Herman (he was never late for his supper though!)
    The late, great Herman, by the look of it. Sorry to hear that he's no longer with us. I had a Blue Point Siamese for 14 years who died in 1982 and I still think of him -- surprising how much a part of us our animals become, even when you hadn't planned on it.

    Spooks and Max came around about five years ago, looking healthy but very skinny. We ignored them, figuring they belonged to someone, but finally gave it to the sight of ribs and began setting food out on the terrace. That escalated to installing a cat door and letting them enter our lives. Max wasn't feeling well one morning about three years ago and we rushed him to the vet's but he died that evening. He was the dominant one and we didn't even know that Spooks had a voice -- but since Max died, Spooks hasn't shut up. The King is dead, Long live Spooks... or so he thinks, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokysun View Post
    when they're on the bed like that, i'm always glad i'm bigger than they are!
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    I am always amazed at how fast and dangerous these fools can be. And even more amazed when lazy Spooks shows up with an adult bird -- an animal that should know better and that can fly. How incredible is that.

    It is especially sad when he gets a bulbul since we always see them in pairs... so we know that someone is mourning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ellis View Post
    Thank you, Osman. This fool really is a small furry humanoid with all the moods and needs of a two-year-old. This is the "I can't see you, so you can't see me" pose. At other times he carries on extended conversations -- or monologues when we don't feel like chatting. It's amazing how these creatures get under your skin and burrow into your lives.

    What I didn't mention was that this was accidentally shot at ISO800... and I gave it a bit of noise reduction.

    Cheers,
    Don
    I'm thrilled by your description of DP2, Don. I never thought my DP1 was furry or that it could chat with me sometimes; neglect on my part of course
    Seriously, I thought that these cameras produced unusable images above ISO 400. I understand that noise reduction software is a remedy. Thank you.
    Osman

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    Quote Originally Posted by otumay View Post
    I'm thrilled by your description of DP2, Don. I never thought my DP1 was furry or that it could chat with me sometimes; neglect on my part of course
    You talk to it, it talks to you. It has to be a conversation.

    Seriously, I thought that these cameras produced unusable images above ISO 400. I understand that noise reduction software is a remedy. Thank you.
    Osman
    One of the reasons I bought the DP2 was the better noise characteristics. I could probably have left the noise in -- it wasn't that bad.

    I just posted another photo today called Subliminal advertising -- it was shot at ISO800 and I didn't do any noise reduction.

    As for additional software, I've been impressed with Silver Efex for black-and-white conversions -- surprisingly better than Photoshop by itself -- and with Noiseware, after trying several other programs and using Noise Ninja for a year or so.

    One trick to noise reduction software for lazy people like me is to duplicate the layer in Photoshop, run Noiseware (or other software) in default mode, and then adjust the opacity of that layer to lessen the effect. When you're satisfied, you can either keep the layers or flatten the image to reduce the file size.

    That same layer trick can work for sharpening software, as well. And then you can not only lessen the effect, but you can erase parts of the layer that you don't want sharpened, like the background.

    Cheers,
    Don

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    Thank you a world, Don. I did not try Photoshop's noise removal a lot, probably because I did not like what I ended up with.
    Best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    Lovely image.
    Lovely cat.
    Reminds me of the late Herman (he was never late for his supper though!)

    GX100 Sadly now deceased as well
    HUGZ

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    Re: Appearances to the contrary...

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ellis View Post


    DP2 this morning. Trust me: he's on the bed.
    LOL, great shot Don

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