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Old Apr 17, 2011, 3:10 PM   #1
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 4:53 PM   #2
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Wow! A great shot!
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 5:00 PM   #3
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Wow! A great shot!
Thanks Ted. I wish I could brag about walking for hours thru the thick underbrush to get that shot, but he was just standing there on one leg near the edge. Believe it or not, he stayed still, and I actually had time to set the camera to add fill flash for the shot, as he was actually standing in a shadow.
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That is a very clear shot Steven, well done.
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I actually had time to set the camera to add fill flash for the shot, as he was actually standing in a shadow.
On various 4/3 forums, from time to time someone asserts that real photographers don't use a camera's pop-up flash. If you listen closely you can hear a lot of us laughing.

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Not bad illumination at all considering it was the built-in flash. I'm kinda suprised you didn't get some weird-looking red-eye effect in the pupils.
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It's nice that the pop-up didn't completely wash out the highlights.
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On various 4/3 forums, from time to time someone asserts that real photographers don't use a camera's pop-up flash. If you listen closely you can hear a lot of us laughing.

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I agree Ted, and I'm also one of the ones laughing.


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Not bad illumination at all considering it was the built-in flash. I'm kinda suprised you didn't get some weird-looking red-eye effect in the pupils.
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It's nice that the pop-up didn't completely wash out the highlights.
I usually cheat, and rather than just pop it up and use it; I normally use the Olympus menu choices which allows you to use either 1/4 or 1/16 flash power. (But if using a long telephoto, you can sometimes get by on plain auto.) I usually take a couple of test shots, if able, depending on the subject. But I normally keep my camera setting on 1/4 flash power, so when I pop up the flash it is already set for the reduced power setting.

I didn't do any PP on the shot, so I could probably get a little more contrast on the feathers if I tried. I may play around with some PP and see what happens.

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I didn't do any PP on the shot, so I could probably get a little more contrast on the feathers if I tried. I may play around with some PP and see what happens.
Yeah, but I was pretty sure you wanted to take the shot before it moved. So my point was that you probably didn't want to take the time to futz with the flash settings so the camera did very well, all things considered.

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....I always learn from this group. I do use my on-camera flash quite often but usually I just pop it and pop it & never have thought of weakening it.

Thanks Steven and that's a nice photo too.
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