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Old Oct 10, 2012, 5:01 PM   #1
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Tri-color heron in the marshlands captured with E-3 and 50-200mm.

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Old Oct 10, 2012, 8:03 PM   #2
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Thats a pretty cool looking bird... never seen a heron on those colours and tack sharp too...!
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 8:30 PM   #3
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Great shot Steven
Very nicely done. Tack sharp.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 9:30 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, glad you like the shot.

I will give kudos to the metering of the E-3 on that shot. The bright sun was shining down on the top of his head and body, and the eyes and side of the body was actually in a shadow. I used spot metering centered on the bird's eye, with the auto gradation setting, and I think that the exposure handled the shadow well.
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Auto grad. I don't think I have that. Good photo, tough with that background, good colouring.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 6:37 AM   #6
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Excellent shot in difficult lighting, Steven. Good job in using the E3's capabilities.

Oly DSLRs are under-appreciated for their skill at getting the exposure right. I am reminded of this every time I use the L1 - it has many good attributes but it can't touch an Oly for exposure accuracy (even going back to the E500), usually requiring PP correction.
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Excellent capture, Steve! Easy to see why they blend into their environment when viewed from a distance.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 3:04 PM   #8
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Thanks for the comments, Ken, Ted, and Gary.
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Nice shot Steven, wasn't a simple one I suppose.
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Thanks for looking and commenting, Lordje.
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