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Old Feb 4, 2007, 12:41 AM   #1
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Hi all, just a couple from the back yard this morning, feeling a tad intimidated by the fantastic pic's posted here, but here goes.
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Old Feb 4, 2007, 12:42 AM   #2
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And again....
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Old Feb 4, 2007, 12:45 AM   #3
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and this with a Sigme 100-300 DL 4.5-6.7
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and finaly..
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Nothing to be intimidated about. These are very nice shots. What type of bird is that? It has the appearance of a raven but it has white feathers too. Very interesting. My only suggestion for the flower shots is to increase the contrast and saturation just a little bit when you post process. I think it would just make those colors pop more. Looking forward to more of your pics.

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Also especially the first shot likely, you didn't HAVE to do 2.8.... more DOF would have helped that shot.

EDIT realized going backand looking at EXIF you likely meant lens not exposure... then again EXIF reports F as 0.00 so who knows what it was (maybe due to manual and lens combo)

The bird is quite nice though... depending on range at 300mm... surprised the only reall sharp thing is the eye/face... not even beak at f/13.... but zoom DOF compression can do that to you. Distant close up you really need to keep that F as high as possible.... likely would bave been stunning at f/22 maybe even 18.
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Thanks Hung,
the bird is a Magpie, it almost comes in the back door if you leave it open looking for snacks. It is the symbol of the Collingwood Football Club, and is known for being very territorial during the nesting season diving at the heads of passers by.

And thanks Hayward I tried differant f settings but was fighting the light, and the birds were taken spotmetering & focus. Thanks for the advise, we all need it sometimes.
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And thanks Hayward I tried differant f settings but was fighting the light, and the birds were taken spotmetering & focus. Thanks for the advise, we all need it sometimes.
And guessing you were aiming at the head that wold explain the bird eye focus factor, vs farther in front rest of the body.

Forget what your shutter speed was (you mention fighting light) but that extra stop or two of F would have really helped the DOF and made the whole bird really stand out from the background.

And no problem... we all learn from each other.... though some do seem to enjoy just picking nits it can seem, when as shot just just offered specifically "as is" just as for a for instance "isn't it amazing what IS can do".. though maybe some slight motion blur of an element (it can't correct) is picked on nevere claiming it was a perfect image... and in fact SPECIFICALLY saying not.

But guessing likely you were looking for pointers.

Again nice shots... but think about the DOF issues... if you can afford the higher F vs shutter. Maybe experiment with aperture priority in those situations.

And if you have pretty steady hands the K10D IS can go a LONG way in aiding doing that if the subject isn't moving (or much)
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Yes Hayward
I was trying to get the eye, if the bird wasn't looking into the sun the brown eye would dissapear into the black feathers and I think that's where the intensity is. That get out of my way or I'll peck you eyes out look.
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Again hard to say, but might have been better if AE was spot and AF was broader (vs both spot)... at any rate more DOF certainly would have helped.
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