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Old Jun 5, 2006, 11:54 PM   #1
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I took this photo while at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge near Olympia, Wa.

Camera is Canon XT with Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM.
Exposure 1/1000
Aperture f/6.3
Focal Length 300mm
ISO 400
Exposure bias 1/3 EV



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NICE shot!
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Nice shot! Did you take it handheld (with IS) or on a tripod? Is that shot at full 300mm zoom?
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Old Jun 6, 2006, 8:25 PM   #4
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Nice shot! Did you take it handheld (with IS) or on a tripod? Is that shot at full 300mm zoom?
Why would you need IS for a picture in full sun (shadow on the beak)?
-> From my experience with outdoor sunny picture 1/1000s-1500s with f/5.6-8 is the bare minimum @ ISO 400...
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Old Jun 6, 2006, 10:09 PM   #5
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Yes, the lens had the IS turned on, but it probably was not needed. I was just leaving it on all the time. Here are the shot conditions:

Exposure 1/1000
Aperture f/6.3
Focal Length 300mm
ISO 400
Exposure bias 1/3 EV


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I would have thought -1/3 to -1 exposure biais would have work better
-> you're shooting a dark bird against a muddy background... as the result the camera meter is trying to brighten the scene as compared to neutral grey - At least that's how it works for me! :lol:
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Old Aug 7, 2006, 5:20 PM   #7
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I took this photo while at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge near Olympia, Wa.
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And...?
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ie What is the purpose of this post?
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The highlights are blown and at the available resolution it is not particularly sharp.
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What are we to conclude from this posting?
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Winginhunk,

I like your photo, I hope that you don't mind I did a little enhancing

on your picture, a bit of blur in the wings is just fine, as it shows motion.


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ken from the uk wrote:
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Winginhunk wrote:
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I took this photo while at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge near Olympia, Wa.
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And...?
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ie What is the purpose of this post?
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The highlights are blown and at the available resolution it is not particularly sharp.
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What are we to conclude from this posting?
hes just sharing one of his pictures... its rude how and what you said... try next time to be a little encouraging instead of putting his pic down.

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Old Aug 9, 2006, 11:31 AM   #10
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To Shell,

I like what you did to the photo. I tried removing the shadow, but just couldn't get it looking right so I left it in. I have a lot to learn, but am having fun at the same time.
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