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Old Jan 29, 2005, 11:25 PM   #1
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I went out to my favorite Redpoll area today as the weather finally let up a touch. I liked the way the backgrounds turned out in these so I didn't crop very tight in order to show the background more. It was nice to get back shooting again.

I used the 200/1.8 with 2x extender shot at F/4, 1/5000th, ISO 800, AP

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Old Jan 30, 2005, 12:48 AM   #2
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Hi Norm,

Though both turned out very nice, the "darK" (2nd one) is exceptional!

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Old Jan 30, 2005, 8:19 AM   #3
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was the dark shot taken at night or is it done in editing??? very nice, both shots.
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Old Jan 30, 2005, 9:32 AM   #4
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Norm, they are both superb but the second shot takes the award. I find my eye heading for the branch in the first shot instead of the subject. Did you use fill flash on the second one? Keep em coming!Peace
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Norm, they are both beautifully highlighted shots but I agree with the last poster that the second shot is an award winner. There is just a wonderful atmosphere in that shot as a result of the very selective sun highlights on the redpoll.

Something that others haven't yet mentioned but I just have to is how much I like the way the snow or frost is coating the branches. It's just a great little detail that adds to the overall look and feel.
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Old Jan 30, 2005, 3:07 PM   #6
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I also like # very much. Got that magical quality to it.
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Old Jan 30, 2005, 3:50 PM   #7
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Thanks everyonefor comments and looks.

Shake, no flash was used, just ambient light.

Alady, this was a result of natural ambient light photograhy, focusing on direction of light. Shots were taken at mid-day, but the sun is low up here this time of year and not directly overhead, which can be an asset.

Geoff, glad you mentioned the frost as this was one of the ingredients that I thought helped the impression.
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Old Jan 30, 2005, 3:57 PM   #8
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These are spectacular shots. Really well done. The snow is most unusual and I can see whay you wanted to get it in the photos. Love how you able to use the light here.
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The snow is most unusual
Thanks Golfer, nice that snow is good for something at least. My favorite thing about snow is how it melts and disappears.
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Old Jan 30, 2005, 8:35 PM   #10
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Both are nice I like the lighting on the second one.

More and more I am liking darking photos with more saturated colors.

REally like the composition to include the surroundings.


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