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Steven R Dec 16, 2011 10:42 PM

Snowy Egret
 
http://stevenr.smugmug.com/photos/i-...-hSCwsLx-L.jpg

Scouse Dec 16, 2011 11:30 PM

Nice shot. That crop works well with it.

Steven R Dec 17, 2011 12:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Scouse (Post 1272672)
Nice shot. That crop works well with it.

Thanks Ken. No crop involved. That is the full frame as shot. No crop and no PP.

folob Dec 17, 2011 8:22 AM

... Then perfect composition when taking the shot. You shouldsubmit it for POTD !

Gilles

gjtoth Dec 17, 2011 8:55 AM

Really good, Steve. Not a lot of highlight loss in all that white, either (at least on my monitor). :) One of these days I'll learn to control that, too. :D :D

MarceloLI Dec 17, 2011 1:34 PM

Fantastic shot, the exposure is in perfect balance.

Scouse Dec 17, 2011 1:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Steven R (Post 1272685)
Thanks Ken. No crop involved. That is the full frame as shot. No crop and no PP.

Then you nearly poked his eye out with your lens...:D

Good one.

boBBrennan Dec 17, 2011 10:27 PM

......'tis good, I like it a lot.

Steven R Dec 19, 2011 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Scouse (Post 1272775)
Then you nearly poked his eye out with your lens...:D

Good one.

:D The secret is to just direct the bird to land on the pier at a level below where you are standing with your telephoto zoom lens attached, and then command him to stay there to pose for you for a while, as you will of course ruin several shots because the bright sunshine on a snow-white bird, (which will of course blow out all the highlights, so you use your spot-meter and keep experimenting with exposure compensation.) :confused2:

Actually in those situations, you can't really blame the camera, because it faithfully is recording what the human eye sees. On a bright sunny day, the white feathers are so dazzling that your eye does not pick up any detail in the features either, as shown in the blown-out feathers below.

http://stevenr.smugmug.com/photos/i-...-GRrsQh3-S.jpg

http://stevenr.smugmug.com/photos/i-...-284HXbb-S.jpg

http://stevenr.smugmug.com/photos/i-...-d7MxZmH-S.jpg

SIMON40 Dec 19, 2011 10:13 AM

Can't believe you can get that close to an Egret. In the UK they're very nervous and you're lucky to get within 80 feet of one...!
Nice shots... :)


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