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Old Jan 11, 2011, 2:24 AM   #1
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A few ducks from a pier area in Lake Michigan, on the north side of Chicago. These guys are one of my favorite subjects, usually hard to get close too, but a few times lately they were too busy to be bothered by me. TCON-17 used for all shots.





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Hi Steve, Happy New Year!
As always, very nice photographs. Your photos are always so noise-free!
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Great shots! Strange eyes.
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Old Jan 11, 2011, 9:14 AM   #4
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Wow..i like them all..!! specially, the last one a nice action shot ..hand held.or used tripod(though it,s very difficult to use for this kind of photography) ..? looks camera is in very steady hand..!thanks for sharing lovely images.

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Thanks all. These are all hand-held, but I rested either the camera or at least my body against a light tower (like a mini lighthouse) at the end of a pier. That helped stabilize the camera.

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A great series, Steve-

Those ducks have very unusual eyes.

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Old Jan 11, 2011, 11:13 AM   #7
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Steve, amazing photos! This really shows the TCON-17's capabilities; I've been considering one of these, and this really is convincing!

May I ask what camera you use, and settings?
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First off, even though I used a TCON-17, I always try and get as close as possible to the birds as that always helps. These were shot with an FZ35, in Manual mode, with ISO set for either 80 or 100. The one with the flapping wings was shot in RAW, the others here were shot in JPEG. For the JPEGs the settings were Contrast = 0, Sharpness = +1, Saturation = +1, and Noise Reduction = +1. I edited in an old Elements and did a very minimal bit of noise reduction with Neat Image as an Elements plug-in.

Those are not my usual settings, by the way. Usually I use Zero for all but Saturation and have that at +1. I like to experiment now and then. Shot below is at my usual settings.

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Very nice shots. Do you always use M mode? Why did you have your settings as +1for noise then reduce it in elements?
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Default Beautiful shots... Amazing eyes!

Those eyes are amazing!!!
I'm not used to seeing an Olympus lens mated to a Fuji camera... I assume it's just a matter of the correct adaptor rings??? Or does it mate up directly to the camera??

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