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Old Dec 30, 2014, 10:21 PM   #1
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Default Snake Bird - no cropping and no PP

I was at at a fishing area on Saturday afternoon, and came upon a Snake Bird (Anhinga) drying his feathers. He mostly ignored me and I was able to take several shots relatively close up. (Which was fortunate for me as the only lens I had was my 12-60mm.)

The exposure was simply shutter preferred set at 1/400 and shot with center-weighted metering at no exposure bias, (i.e. 0.0 exposure adjustment), and no flash as the bird was in bright sunshine. The Olympus E-3 and the Zuiko 12-60mm lens is a great combo that can deliver very sharp results with accurate color. It saves me a lot of time by not having to do a lot of PP on my shots. All of these are straight out of the camera downloaded to the computer. (When I'm getting OOC shots like these, I don't feel the need to rush out and convert to m4/3 equipment.)





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Very nice Steven; I love the almost metallic sheen on the wings.

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Seems you found an excellent posing bird :-).
You made certainly beautiful pictures of this bird.

Happy New Year from Belgium !
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Thank you very much for commenting, Mike and Lordje.

And best wishes for a Happy New Year to everyone.
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Steve.. very nice !

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Steve.. very nice !

HAppy new Year to everyone on the forum!
Thank you very much, Harj. Hope your New Year holiday was good.
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Great shots Steven and happy New Year for you and everyone in this forum.

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Old Jan 12, 2015, 8:57 PM   #8
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Thank you very much Marcelo.
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Great shots Steve and I agree with you. Why would you want to convert to M43 with shots like these other than the bulk and weight issue. That's why I am not interested in going back to M43. I personally like using a larger camera, feels much better in my hands and I'm not accidentally pressing buttons I don't want pressed. God knows how many unwanted movies I took when I had the PL3. I sold my Canon 40D and nice lenses to get started with the PL3 and was sorry I did afterwards. Now the OM series may be a different story as the bodies are larger than the PL3 was but I'm not going to lose my shirt selling my E3 and start all over again. Even with the M43 converter I'm thinking the 4/3 lens and camera would be pretty lens heavy.
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Thanks James. And I'm kinda in the same boat with you. I have no problems with my E-3 and 4/3 lenses. I know it is nice to have the latest gadgets, but I get the results I want with my current equipment. It is rugged and weather resistant, I like the handling, and it serves me well. I just can't justify the money right now to upgrade to m4/3.
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