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Old Aug 27, 2007, 6:51 AM   #1
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Went to a craft Show on Saturday, ran by the same people who did the one I went to last September.



Fortunately the same woman was doing the falconry display, but this time she also had a tent with the birds on display.



There was also a few "knights" there putting on a battle demonstration - more of these in another post as I will try the gif animator.



Needless to say, I fired of a few long bursts here and there and ended up with 1100 shots for the day. Went through and dropped down to 730 on the first pass.



Here are the ones I have printed so far.















Comments, as always, are welcome.



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Old Aug 27, 2007, 8:04 AM   #2
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these are all very nice Darren!

I especially like nr 2.

Which lens did you use? Seems sharp and with very nice bokeh

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What a great chance to get some close up shots of those birds. Nice job.

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Old Aug 27, 2007, 9:44 AM   #4
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these are real nice but your WB looks really screwy

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Thanks Tom and Tom - I used my Sigma 70-300 DG (Non APO) lens. I know the APO version is supposed to be much better, but...



Roy - the WB is probably off, because I took a chance and shot JPG only. As I was inside a tent with the sun beating down on the canvas, I opted to use the SHADE setting.



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I used aWB plug-infor a programPhotoFiltre (freeware). I like what it can do fora jpeg shooter like me. I am not against RAW. Just that with results like this which works well for me I don't see the need to shoot RAW just yet due to WB issues.

Darren hope you don't mind and great shots by the way.


Those who have WB issues with jpeg can get this done very easily.
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That really does make a big difference.



That is the trouble with shooting RAW for over a year - not too sure about white balance!!



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Very nice series. You done did gooood.


TOTALLY WACKY roger
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Thanks for looking Roger. Not quite your league yet, but practice, practice. LOL



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I used aWB plug-infor a programPhotoFiltre (freeware). I like what it can do fora jpeg shooter like me. I am not against RAW. Just that with results like this which works well for me I don't see the need to shoot RAW just yet due to WB issues.

Darren hope you don't mind and great shots by the way.


Those who have WB issues with jpeg can get this done very easily.
Hi Tom,

Hope things are going well with you. . .

I also am primarily a jpeg shooter, and use ColorWasher 2 as an exposure/color balance hedge. Not free, (there is a free version, but it's not as comprehensive as the version that I like). It's a plugin for PS and PSP, and EXTREME mistakes like the blue shots that you get when you forget to change from tungsten to daylight are even recoverable most o the time. I'd rather correct a relative few than have to process everything I shoot. . .

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Darren -- Very nice shots! Birds of Prey are the single biggest hole in my collection of bird shots. These are some great portraits.
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