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Old Dec 16, 2011, 10:42 PM   #1
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Old Dec 16, 2011, 11:30 PM   #2
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Nice shot. That crop works well with it.
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 12:27 AM   #3
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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.
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... Then perfect composition when taking the shot. You shouldsubmit it for POTD !

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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.
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Fantastic shot, the exposure is in perfect balance.
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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...

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......'tis good, I like it a lot.
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Then you nearly poked his eye out with your lens...

Good one.
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.)

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.





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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...!
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