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Old Feb 9, 2006, 10:15 AM   #1
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I wasn't sure how well my Canon 70-200 2.8L IS would do with the 1.4X converter. Took this shot (100% cropped) the other day and was pleased with the result. Your comments please.


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Canon 20D, shutter priority (500), ISO 100 at 98mm.
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Old Feb 10, 2006, 9:53 AM   #3
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Canon 20D, shutter priority (500), ISO 100 at 98mm.
I love early orning or late evening light. Nice capture:!:

When you say 100 percent cropped, do you mean that you cropped the image and are posting the entire crop without further reduction in size?

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It started as a 6.5 MB RAW file, converted to a 5 MB JPEG file. I then cropped out about half of the picture to eliminate some background. Finally, I resampled the image to upload here.
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It started as a 6.5 MB RAW file, converted to a 5 MB JPEG file. I then cropped out about half of the picture to eliminate some background. Finally, I resampled the image to upload here.
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I'm not trying to be nit picking - and my comment about the crop has NOTHING to do with the quality of the
image... :?

But just for your information, "100 percent" means the original image - IOW, you crop the image, and then without further size reduction or size increase, you post the crop.

I hedge sometimes I say, "Here's a fifty percent crop - but in that case I mean, "Here's half the orginal image."

What I leave unsaid is that I also altered the size for posting.

That kind of crop usualy doesn't look to good on a monitor

Nice shot!

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Even after cropping the original the file was 2.4 MB -- 10 times larger than could be uploaded here. Thus, the resample/resizing. Thanks for the clarification of terms.

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Excellent capture of the gull!!! but, to me, the railing is a bit distracting. Somehow my eye wants to follow the railng away from the bird. But, that's just me!!! I do like the birds pose!!!

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Excellent capture of the gull!!! but, to me, the railing is a bit distracting. Somehow my eye wants to follow the railng away from the bird. But, that's just me!!! I do like the birds pose!!!

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Actually I like the railing. Would you believe my eyes are trapped by the open mouth? :lol:

Hi Walter - I understand the need to make the image smaller. I now have DSL, but vowed never to post an image over 100K. Many people just have modems, and when that was what I used I simply didn't have the patience to see many images.

Sometimes I will post a 100 percent crop, to illustrate a point about noise removal, or texture or someting related - but then it's still a very small seciton of the image - For example, just the mouth of the Gull, to make a point.

I still like this shot. It's a prosaic subject, which in my opinion makes it even better.

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