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Old Jan 23, 2011, 2:10 PM   #1
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Yesterday i took my FZ38 to a falconry and owl centre.

This is the first time since i have been reading a lot about photography, settings, modes, etc... to take some what i hope to be 'good' photos.

I experimented with a lot of different settings whilst i was at the Falconry and Owl Centre, so i could see later (when they were put on the computer), to see what worked, what didn't work, various settings, etc...

Im not saying these photos are great, i do like a few of them though, and obviously, i am still learning a lot about cameras and photograph settings for different occasions.

I appreciate some of the photos have noise, and some of them i havent included the whole body, and photographed a lot of close ups, etc... The light was a bit difficult at times too, as it was quite overcast.

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I think these are excellent considering the low light conditions. I love owls, they are beautiful birds. Did you try the "cloudy" WB setting? Sometimes that helps to bring the colors out.
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Nicely exposed and sharp. Just a bit more attention to the composition of a few would have helped where you've lost the tip of the tail for example. Also leaving a bit more space around the bird so you can crop it later is very useful.
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I think these are excellent considering the low light conditions. I love owls, they are beautiful birds. Did you try the "cloudy" WB setting? Sometimes that helps to bring the colors out.
Thank you for your reply.

I didnt try the cloudy setting, didnt actually knew there was a cloudy setting


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Nicely exposed and sharp. Just a bit more attention to the composition of a few would have helped where you've lost the tip of the tail for example. Also leaving a bit more space around the bird so you can crop it later is very useful.
Thank you Martin.

I do feel i needed to get more 'full length' photos, and that is something i will concentrate on!
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I really like 3 & 4 in the 3rd set , love the light owl against the dark background
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You have some lovely shots there, nice and clear . My fave is the owl with the white face, he looks great against the darker background.
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Thanks a lot for the comments!

Really appreciate it!
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Love them all, well done....
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