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Jun 26, 2013 11:52 |  #7381

jleefe wrote in post #16066001 (external link)
Cap'n Fishy, it was a female fairy wren (Malurus cyaneus), also known as the Superb Blue-wren or colloquially as the Blue Wren and local to us in Victoria, Australia

Ah - OK, thanks!

I'll not ask what species of Chironomids they were :lol:

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Jun 26, 2013 20:29 as a reply to  @ Cap'n Fishy's post |  #7382

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Jun 28, 2013 18:46 |  #7384

Taken with 100-400 with 2xiii teleconverter...was out in the yard trying to shoot the birds and this was too nice to pass up. Would have been even better with a smaller DOF than f/11

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Jun 28, 2013 21:30 |  #7385

I rented this lens a few weeks ago. I really wish I could afford it!

Here's one from Taronga Zoo in Sydney.

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Jun 28, 2013 21:40 |  #7386

imonkey89 that is a beautiful portrait very well done


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Jun 28, 2013 22:46 as a reply to  @ mrcpix's post |  #7387

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Jun 28, 2013 23:31 |  #7388

imonkey89 wrote in post #16074582 (external link)
I rented this lens a few weeks ago. I really wish I could afford it!

Here's one from Taronga Zoo in Sydney.

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What an awsome shot and processing. It really looks like a painted portrait. I'm also curious about your flash setup shooting at 400mm. Would you share what you used?


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Jun 29, 2013 03:58 |  #7389

navydoc wrote in post #16074773 (external link)
What an awsome shot and processing. It really looks like a painted portrait. I'm also curious about your flash setup shooting at 400mm. Would you share what you used?

mrcpix wrote in post #16074594 (external link)
imonkey89 that is a beautiful portrait very well done

Thank you very much! No flash used in this image. Though, I would love to get a Lion in a studio, wouldn't that be fun?


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Jun 29, 2013 09:03 |  #7390

OK, I'm generally enjoying this lens, but am wondering if there is a technique I can use to improve upon shots like this:

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Taken with T3i at f/13 in AI-Servo mode, Av mode, 1/1600 sec, ISO 1600 - trying to keep a reasonably clean ISO, fast enough shutter speed for flapping wings and movement, and in AI-servo because the darned birds get closer and closer very quickly.

EDIT: Both shots are cropped - the first one heavily (about 50%), the second mildly. Naturally the resizing for web-posting is hiding some flaws.

Highlights are slammed way down, shadows up a bit, color enhanced.

I realize the sky is a source of glare, and because I'm under the pelican shooting up I have shadows/contrast to deal with.

And with AI-servo I am not going to get perfect AF performance like I may expect from a normal AF on a non-moving target.

Do I need to play with smoothing filters? Am I just expecting too much?

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Jun 29, 2013 10:17 |  #7391

This is a good place to start. https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=908351

Getting closer makes a big difference. Do what hunters do if you can. Find locations or methods that get you closer or where they are more comfortable with humans.

Personally I would try something around f/5.6 on the first one to get the ISO down around 400 while maintaining enough DoF.

Depending on the varying distances of the two birds f/8 might be a good choice for DoF on the second one while getting the ISO down around 800.

Take some test shots at various shutter speeds and look for motion blur. You will find that you can get away with slower shutter speeds on some types of birds.

Shoot RAW if you aren't already. Using unsharp mask when processing will help noisy skies. In ACR or Lightroom hold the Alt key down while moving the slider until the bird is mostly white and the sky is black. Or you can use local adjustments to sharpen all or parts of the bird. You can also use local adjustments on the bird for exposure.

I am far from being an expert so use the link provided above.


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Jun 30, 2013 06:24 |  #7392

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Visiting the zoo only but Hippo looked great

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Jun 30, 2013 06:26 |  #7393

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another shot from the zoo

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Jun 30, 2013 20:56 |  #7394

The lion shot is simply amazing!

Here is the Supermoon taken from 6,000' elevation in the mountains.

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Jun 30, 2013 22:26 |  #7395

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The lion shot is simply amazing!

Thank you! Your moon shot is awesome! Is it cropped much?


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