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Old Oct 22, 2007, 5:40 PM   #1
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I wish I can have some fill flash. But it is in less than ideal lighting situation. A CP filter may help too



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Old Oct 22, 2007, 6:52 PM   #2
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great series daniel. have you tried putting them together as a movie??

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Old Oct 22, 2007, 11:17 PM   #3
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I wish I can have some fill flash. But it is in less than ideal lighting situation.
I think this backlight situation was ideal and that you made the best of it, Daniel. There is no loss of detail and the backlight gives a nice edge to the bird. With the sun behind your back the pictures would have come out a lot flatter and less interesting.

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Old Oct 23, 2007, 10:27 PM   #4
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I agree - I like this series, you've done a good job with the backlighting. You've gotten so good with birds.
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Old Oct 24, 2007, 12:30 AM   #5
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Hi Daniel,

Nice series!

Just to ease your mind, flash probably wouldn't have helped that much -- you would have gone crazy waiting for it to charge in between shots, even at ISO 800, it probably would have been firing close to max, and that means at least 4 secs to charge.

I think that you did about everything that you could have considering the lighting angles and apparent intensity. The scenes are DR nightmares with all the very bright reflections and shadows. Just getting some detail in the shadows would have been a major accomplishment, and you did much better than that.

My favorite is #2 because of the wing position. Kinda like the GBH was conducting an orchestra.

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Old Oct 24, 2007, 1:44 AM   #6
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Daniel, Great stuff! They turned out wonderfully in spite of the back light.

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Old Oct 24, 2007, 8:45 AM   #7
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you did get a good exposure on the heron
well done on getting the suquence too
i have tried fill flash just to lighten the shadows without becoming the main source of light
it can take some experimenting depending on how far you are away
what i have found though is that the flash can add a catch light to the eye
even if it does nothing else
(but that can always be added later on the computer )
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