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Old Oct 8, 2007, 2:13 PM   #1
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Same kind of bird in all shots. First one shot on a drab day with clouds and the shot reflects that well. Next three shot as soon as the sun cleared the pier and threw a little light on the subjects. Shots would have been crisper if I had waited until the sun was higher, but the Peregrines would have run them off by then as they were sitting behind me looking for breakfast.
















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Old Oct 9, 2007, 12:25 AM   #2
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Really nice shots Steve. I like the morning sun on them. What do you have the NR set at. A lot of detail if smudged onthe first two shots. Don't take me wrong, I really like the photos. I was just wondering.

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Old Oct 9, 2007, 6:39 AM   #3
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Ineresting posture in the first shot Steve, and perfect timing on #3. That morning light makes it worth while to get out and about early.
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Old Oct 10, 2007, 12:44 PM   #4
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Nice shots Steve, I like the way the sun was hitting the last three.
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Old Oct 10, 2007, 2:19 PM   #5
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Really nice shots Steve. I like the morning sun on them. What do you have the NR set at. A lot of detail if smudged onthe first two shots. Don't take me wrong, I really like the photos. I was just wondering.

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I had the noise reduction set to low for sure for the first shot, and I think for the others also although I can't swear to it. All were run through Neat Image, but I play with that so very little smearing occurs due to using it unless the photo is really bad. I was going to blame any blurring on shutter speed so I went and looked at EXIF data. The first two were shot at 1/400 second with a tele converter and a monopod. I would prefer a faster speed but that is what I used. (Aperture Priority) However, the third one with the wings spread is the best of the bunch in my opinion, and that was shot at 1/80 second so I guess I can't blame shutter speed. Anyway, the lowered noise reduction was a week's experiment and I am back to normal now. In fact, I may try high next.

Thanks for commenting and thanks also tinosa and Ted. And yes, that morning light is great. When it comes. So cloudy today I took my first pictures of a sandpiper using the flash. One turned out passable out of about ten.
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hello peasant......i actually liked the shots with the subtle lighting....gives the shots a "moody" feeling......as always you sang some good shots.........hope ya remember me....i'm partially back aftera summer hiatus........lotsa work.........not much time to read and post........pete
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Hi Pete. Wondered where you have been. Hope you are not working too hard and can take a picture now and then. I like the subtle lighting too. It is just such a fine line between subtle lighting and too dark for crisp shots. Thanks for commenting.
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