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Apr 08, 2007 05:21 |  #1

My first attempt at birds in flight... was up at Redcliffe, SE Queensland eating fish and chips, and caught a seagull being a "vulture"... he found a huge bit of food and was "gone" ;)

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I was somewhat limited to a 100mm Macro, but I feel it came out ok... :) but that's just me, and photography is perception right??? right??? (trying to make myself feel better ;))

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Apr 08, 2007 06:13 |  #2

It's a very good capture. just a pity about the busy background.


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Apr 08, 2007 06:15 |  #3

Thanks for the comments Sandra. Yes it is a rather busy background... I don't think I've seen that area quite so packed before... mind you it WAS Easter Sunday huh? Should've known... :)


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Apr 08, 2007 06:21 |  #4

as i old redcliffe boy, i love to see photographs from there even that i still work there...lol.

i think the photo works well and i dont mind the background in your photo.


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Apr 08, 2007 15:24 |  #5

Well done Feng, if you getem close enough (well maybe not THAT close;))then the 100mm macro is a fine lens. You need the USM to get the in-flight shots. I don't think my Sigma macro would be able to do this - so slow to focus. There are two ways to look at the background - the first is the isolated bird on a blurred background, the second is the bird in it's environment - like your shot. I'd be happy with it.


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Apr 08, 2007 15:44 |  #6

Nice shot of the bird. Macro lenses are great for birds when they are close, cause they are generally a much faster lens. And I have the Sigma 105, slow focusing, but if you put it on AI Servo, it helps a lot and will generally keep up.


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Apr 08, 2007 15:52 as a reply to  @ canonloader's post |  #7

Nice shot.

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Apr 08, 2007 20:40 |  #8

Thanks for the comments everyone. Yeah a bit limiting on the length front... Would LOVE a longer lens... but the question is... How do I hide it? :)


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Apr 08, 2007 20:51 |  #9

I guess it's going to be a little hard to do especially if your longing after a big white beast. They don't look a lot like your existing gear.


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Apr 08, 2007 21:02 |  #10

Hahah yeah...

I managed to "swap" a couple of L lenses into my line up without detection... and borrow many and lend many...

was actually looking for a 80-200mm f/2.8 (old drainpipe) but was a bit weary as repair (if damaged) could prove difficult later... not sure...

either that or I bite the bullet and get the 70-200mm after seeking permission :)

on top of all that... a bit white beast WOULD be fantastic :D heh...


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Apr 08, 2007 21:18 |  #11

Well done Feng. At f:2.8 you've not only nailed focus, but you've got a surprisingly good depth of field. I wouldn't have thought you'd get all the bird so sharp. I think that might be a chicken McNugget by the looks. That bird's going to have indigestion if it is. :-)



  
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Apr 08, 2007 21:42 as a reply to  @ Meaty0's post |  #12

I would not have believed you could get that DOF with a Av f2.8

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Apr 08, 2007 22:43 |  #13

great shot feng. Umm, did you put blue on the wing? no, jk, i know you didn't, but wow, what colour. Try using the blur tool at 100% to help with the background.


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Apr 09, 2007 05:50 |  #14

Thanks for the comments...

@ Paul/Gary: forgot to mention... had to crop slightly so hence the slightly better DoF although I didn't crop THAT much... was still pretty close.. the greedy little beggers

@ Tina: Hrmm... blur tool eh? Might have to have a play with that... :) I was lucky to have great weather, and a good fun subject... I think I'm hooked on macro flowers (from other shot) and birds :| better not go buying a huge as lens :|


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