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Old Mar 4, 2005, 5:09 AM   #1
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Here's a couple of chickadee shots I took yesterday. Shooting at ISO 400,
I was pleasantly suprised at how low the noise was. The following settings
info applies to both photos:

20D w/ 100-400L @ 400, ISO 400, Av, f/8.

Crops were 80% of the original in the vertical dimension and just tightened
in the horizontal to get rid od all the branches.

SS 1/500 sec


SS 1/12500 sec
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Old Mar 4, 2005, 8:45 AM   #2
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These are great Woodmeister. The black and the white is showing up very nicely. Did you use any Exp Compensation? I am still trying to get a good one of the chickadee. I tried again yesterday when I got home from work but its always so late and the sunlight is gone. That brings my S.S. down way low. I tried flash but that washes out the white on the breast. Maybe I'll get one this weekend, hope so. Great work!

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Great shots Woodmeister. I'd say you are getting the hang of the new cam pretty fast. BTW - is there an extra zero on that second shutter speed?
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Really clear and sharp images of the chickadee, woodmeister. You are definitely getting the exposure and sharpness down to a tee with that new setup of yours. Keep 'em coming.
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Thanks for the comments. There was no EC on these Houston. However, a little processing
trick I used was to create a new layer, set it to darken blend mode, and did
a little sharpenning on that layer. It helped to enhance the detail in the lighter areas.
Of course, there has to be some detail there to start with.

Your right Mullen! I guess the fingers were a little fat that day! LOL!

Thanks Norm. The shot that suprised me was the first one. I don't know if
the autofocus on the 20D has a narrower area than the Drebel or if I was just
lucky. But I'll take it.
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