Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jan 22, 2007, 10:46 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Ian Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 393
Default

Ashley River estuary today with K10D and Sigma 400AF.
Attached Images
 
Ian Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jan 22, 2007, 10:48 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Ian Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 393
Default

Banded Dotterels flock at this time of year.
Attached Images
 
Ian Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 22, 2007, 11:13 PM   #3
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

first shot ian. looks like a king fisher.. they are great birds to observe and have a quite distinctive call.

roy
  Reply With Quote
Old Jan 22, 2007, 11:18 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Ian Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 393
Default

Your right Roy.

Have been trying to get a reasonable flight shot of one for a while. Didn't know I had it till on the bus home !!! LOL.

Cheers:Ian Mc
Ian Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 22, 2007, 11:37 PM   #5
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

actually ian, you didn't know it until you put it on your screen. the lcd lies big time.

roy
  Reply With Quote
Old Jan 22, 2007, 11:52 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Ian Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 393
Default

True, Roy but at least you can weed out the duffers !!!

Fun,fun,fun.

Ian Mc.
Ian Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 23, 2007, 12:24 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
bilybianca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Hassleholm, Sweden
Posts: 3,435
Default

Ian, that kingfisher in-flight is worth a couple of hours pp to get it perfect in every detail, since it's just marvellous! On my screen it looks a little, hm, how can I put it, hmm, harsh?in colours and contrast. Did you shoot in RAW?

Kjell
bilybianca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 23, 2007, 2:06 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Ian Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 393
Default

Thanks Kjell

Took the lazy option today and shot in JPEG.

I also tried Saturation plus2/3,Sharpness Max, and Contrast Max.

In retrospect I think better to leave Saturation on regular and Contrast and sharpness to plus 1/3.

As was set up for white birds also had EV on minus 2/3 stop.

Would appreciate your advice even if I've gone cpmpletely over the top !!!! LOL.

Ian Mc

PS 400 ISO.
Ian Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 23, 2007, 12:54 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Essex, UK
Posts: 1,868
Default

The colours may be a little harsh, but I love the Kingfisher shot. Perfectly frozen. Very impressive.

As for the colours, it is a case of each to his/her own. I find some pics look good with a lot of saturation, some are fine out of the camera.


Darren

Dal1970 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 23, 2007, 1:32 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Ian Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 393
Default

Thanks Darren

Appreciate your comments.

Incidentally the shot was taken at 1/1000 sec @ F5.6 which is wide open for this lens.

Ian Mc
Ian Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 6:10 AM.