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Old Feb 10, 2007, 9:56 AM   #1
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While participating in a photography workshop yesterday morning at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida, I quite unintentionally captured this Pied-billed Grebe not quite in flight:



FZ-20 with TCON-14B
full zoom (626mm equiv.)
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Old Feb 10, 2007, 9:59 AM   #2
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Those unintentional shots are quite often the best.
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Old Feb 10, 2007, 11:55 AM   #3
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wow....is the lighting ever near in that shot...I like it!!!
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Old Feb 10, 2007, 1:41 PM   #4
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wow....is the lighting ever near in that shot...I like it!!!
I'm not sure what you mean by "near" but the backlighting was provided by the rising sun approx. 93 million miles away. :G No artificial light at all.

And, thanks.


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Old Feb 10, 2007, 3:13 PM   #5
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nice shot, great lighting. Would have been perfect if the whole refelction was in shot. Happenstance is wonderful.
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Old Feb 10, 2007, 4:43 PM   #6
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Would have been perfect if the whole refelction was in shot.
Rafael,

Funny you should say so. I actually did capture the entire reflection and tried three different crops when I was post processing it. Here is a link to all three versions:

http://rschofield.smugmug.com/gallery/2452252

I was just about to post a message asking what the members here thought was the best crop. I will explain my thinking after people have a chance to express their opinions.


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Old Feb 10, 2007, 9:21 PM   #7
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I agree with Rafael. By instinct, our brain quicklygets distractedby what is 'just' missing. A full reflection would keep you focused on the photo. BTW, a very good photo, despite the minor shortcoming.
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I think it is conducting music:-) Actually, a nice surprise and capture for your photo class.
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Old Feb 10, 2007, 10:37 PM   #9
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I had a look at your three crops. The shot is good regardless of the crop. The 16:9 crop gives a bit for forward momentum to the bird, but I think I like the full refletion best.

Interesting to see what others think and your reasoning. There is never A right answer, just a bunck of views.
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