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Old Feb 18, 2007, 2:54 AM   #1
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Kea went into a really dark area under vegetation so pulled out the stops and set ISO to 1600 ISO.

Still managed only 1/125 Sec .

Tamron 70/300.

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Old Feb 18, 2007, 4:40 AM   #2
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VERY nice blur and sharpness and not without picking pixels apart noise either.

TOUCHE

PS what is the bird?
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Old Feb 18, 2007, 4:53 AM   #3
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Just a great capture, nice work - Ronny
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Old Feb 18, 2007, 12:03 PM   #4
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Very nice capture considering the low light availability. It's interesting how with some other peoples pics shot at Iso 1600 you can see banding, but I don't see any on this one. Did you upgrade your firmware?
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Old Feb 18, 2007, 12:25 PM   #5
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Thanks Hayward,Ronnie and Royce10.

This is the New Zealand endemic alpine parrot the Kea.

Shot was taken at Natural Image tone,plus one for Saturation and Sharpness and extended autobracketing of Contrast and settled on zero contrast.

Approximately 50% crop.

I think early indications are that Minus 1 for Contrast for white birds may be my preferred choice.

Shot on JPEG.

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PS White balance setting on daylight.

Firmware has not been upgraded but have url for this if decide there is a need for it.


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Old Feb 18, 2007, 2:18 PM   #6
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ian, you're right about -1ev for white birds.. i've shot many of them and sometimes i go to -2 for the detail.

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Old Feb 18, 2007, 2:19 PM   #7
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Ian Looks really good for under those adverse conditions! Jim
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Old Feb 18, 2007, 3:46 PM   #8
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Ian, those are really neat looking birds and your photos give us a good idea of their beauty! Thanks for posting.

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Old Feb 18, 2007, 8:01 PM   #9
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Thank you Roy, Jim and Glenn.

Appreciate your comments.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kea

Well done, especially with little light .
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