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  1. #811
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    Love the swans, they are always so cool. They are also on a list of birds hard not to blow out the details in a high sun . Nice shots.

  2. #812
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    I was walking around today and met this little guy. He was quite curious.

    A700w/70-210mm
    Focal Length: 90mm
    Aperature: F8
    SS: 1/250
    ISO: 500
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  3. #813
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbatapbr View Post
    Love the swans, they are always so cool. They are also on a list of birds hard not to blow out the details in a high sun . Nice shots.
    Thanks for that and you, Frank.

    You're dead right about Exposure and white birds. I had to hurry on the first shot. I'd been taking a seagull in flight and hadn't noticed the big feller getting angry. I was in retreat when he had second thoughts and legged it after the female. I took a meter reading off the muddy water, locked it, recomposed and took the shot; fortunately it was OK. If I'd paused to select exp.compensation and bracketing the shot would have gone.
    The second was +1.7EV; I started at +2 and dialled back a tad for a second shot. (Yes, I've discovered chimping thanks to someone here)
    The beady eye shot came in at +0.7EV. The muddy neck and wet feathers toned things down and added contrast.

    Of course, the other side of the coin, is that the white of the Swan gives good separation from the background. You had the opposite problem with the Squirrel, he could easily have got lost in the background, but didn't. I'm certain you didn't have much time for the shot but you nailed the focus anyway, nice job all round. BTW which of the 70-200's were you using?

  4. #814
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    It is the f4 beer can 70-210.

    This is my approach when I have time. If it matters. A camera (all cameras) when setting exposure internally sets it for 18% gray. So if the the entire setting is darker I compensate up, such as the squirrel. If it is a brighter shot I try to compensate down. I also try to shoot a little under on the brighter shots. If it is a little darker than it should be I can work that out in PP. It is too bright and I blow out the details, there is no fixing that they are gone.

  5. #815
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr4gon View Post
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    Thanks rooz!
    Wow, killer shot dr4gon. You take great shots, but the macro you have been shooting is excellent.

    Peek, I love the beady eye shot. Such a pretty bird, such a mean look.
    Jason Hamilton
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    EOS 5D - Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 35 f/2, EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II, EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 (with EOS adapter), 430EX, Canon S90
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  6. #816
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    thanks Jason!

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    dr4gon, keep them coming, and thanks for the good feedback folks.

    MIRROR, MIRROR, WHO IS.... UGLY!!

    Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
    Lens: Minolta 70-300mm G
    Exposure: 1/640th at f9 +0.7EV
    Focal Length: 150mm
    ISO Speed: 200
    Date: 09th March 2009
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  8. #818
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    nice reflection
    Frank
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  9. #819
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    The bottom one is

    lol, well you asked! He does looks like he's staring at himself vainly.
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    Gave me a laugh, anyway!

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