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Blending in... by Somebody-Somewhere
Blending in...
This magpie was chasing a bone from a chicken wing around the tree stump. It saw me and pulled this pose, like it was trying to hide :)
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Hidden in green by Somebody-Somewhere
Hidden in green
Hiding amongst the leaves, I came across a rather talkative parakeet. Unlike most parakeets, this one seemed quite interested in me (most just fly off). Spent about 10mins watching each other, and it became very talkative again when I walked off... making me feel rather bad :(

Another, more amusing, shot of the same parakeet:
Whatcha doin'? by Somebody-Somewhere
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Cygnets by Somebody-Somewhere
Cygnets
Cygnets at Battersea Park, London (in 2014).

Love this shot... though would have preferred the cygnet in front to be slightly more to the right of the picture...
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Hi everyone!

Sorry for my inactiveness the last 11 months or so... A mixture of work, gym, socialising, trying to enjoy nice days by being outdoors and a very slow laptop have squeezed my time and this site has had to give a bit. However, I have tried to get on here occasionally as I love seeing the latest works of all you guys :)

As the nights draw in and the weather turns cold and grey, I think I'm going to be a bit more active again. I also invested a little bit in my computing equipment, which means I am now on a lookout for a suitable photo editor. I therefore have two questions:
1) What photo-editing software do you use / would you recommend? 
2) What tweaks do you generally do to photos? 
 
I think it's best I give a bit more context to help!
I have done some minor tweaks to photos in the past using paint shop pro 8. Main things I've tweaked are brightness, contrast and saturation, with a little bit of clarity thrown in too.
I've recently downloaded a trial of paint shop pro X7, and am rather liking it. I'm still sticking to the same things, but am in addition using a shadows / midtone setting too. However, I want to understand what other people use, how they use it and why they use it. I'm not looking to pay more than £100 upfront, but think that should be fine due to the limited stuff I do in the editor.
I'm also aware that by sticking to certain settings, I might be over limiting myself - so want to know what settings / adjustments you make to photos. I have tried others settings, but haven't got my head around what they do, or why I'd need it!

Any information would be awesome! I'll look to upload something soon-ish to show final results, and get feedback on how my tweaks look!

Thank you in advance,
Claire

P.S. When I last looked, I had ~9,300 views. I now have 11,500! Thank you :)
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Claire
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United Kingdom
Hi, I'm Claire!

I've recently graduated from University. Photography is a hobby of mine and I strive to improve myself as I go. I've only had very basic training on how to use a DSLR, so most of it is intuition, self teaching and tips from others. My main focus is on wildlife, particularly (local) birds, though I sometimes try my hand at landscape and architecture too.

Advice on how to improve my shots is more than welcome :)
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fotografka Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for :iconfavbomb-plz::huggle:

I want to invite you to like my facebook fanpage :facebook: if you can: www.facebook.com/pages/Anna-Ph… :typerhappy:

I'm very sorry for the late thank you, but when I went to college (law) I have completely no time for anything. I hope you understand :)
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Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015   Photographer
Thank you :)
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nagomi09 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Amazing gallery :) Its a pleasute to explore it. Congratulations!
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Phototubby Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconthankyouspray1::iconthankyouspray2::iconthankyouspray3::iconthankyouspray4:
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fotografka Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for :iconfavbomb-plz::huggle:

If you want you could give me some points on my new Premium Membership :please:
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haimohayon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Thanks for the fav !!!!!!
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Somebody-Somewhere Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure; it's a lovely (peaceful) photograph :)
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CarmenIrene Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Thank you for the :+fav:! :hug:
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Somebody-Somewhere Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure - it's a fantastic drawing :)
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Sara-Anjos Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Student Photographer
Thank you so much for the watch!!!!!I am a dummy! :happybounce: :happybounce: I am a dummy! 
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