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Old Dec 13, 2006, 12:51 PM   #1
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The only bird I could find today shot in jpg.!



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Old Dec 13, 2006, 1:29 PM   #2
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That's what I've come to expect of you, Tom.All my crows look like black blobs (and I've got lots of them!)and you just pop one perfectpicture up today. How in the world do you ever get such perfect pictues, all that detail in the feathers and color differentiation? I'm awed!
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The problem with crows and ravens is they are very black and you have to make sure you meter off the crow and nothing else. That way you can show the detail in the feathers, plus the K10D seems to have more DR, which doesn't hurt either.

I will try some in RAW to see if that makes it work even better, although I kind of like the film like image you get with jpg.



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Old Dec 13, 2006, 3:18 PM   #4
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i shot this yesterday. it's about as good as i've gotten shooting black birds. i may have another.
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Old Dec 13, 2006, 3:20 PM   #5
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forgot to say tom--great shot BTW

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Nice that you call them crow and american cote. I've got a swedish/british birdwatching friend who mutters "the americans call any black bird a blackbird..."

Tricky to get the exposure right, but you both master that art very well. Nice pics.

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Great job Tom, it is tough to get the detail you did ! Jim
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Old Dec 13, 2006, 4:07 PM   #8
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Roy, you did a nice job on the Coot (we call them mud hens), they are hard to photograph and get all the detail in their very dark feathers and keep detail in their almost white bill.

Kjell, there are redwing black birds and yellow headed black birds around here but these are just birds that are black. Possibly your freind has trouble translating from English english to American english.

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Possibly your freind has trouble translating from English english to American english.
Or has he an attitude problem?:lol:

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Well done, Crows are the hardest birds to get a photo of here, point anything at them and they are gone. Sad, but they still remember guns.
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