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Old Nov 25, 2007, 5:21 PM   #1
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This couple of in flight pictures have somewhat more appealing bokeh than earlier. I have no control whatsoever. Was it because of Exposure? Background? Iso?






















Birdie season is definitely over in Toronto as seen now . Freaking cold the last few days









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these are real nice daniel but the white balance seems off. is it because of the reflected light from the snow and ice??

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Old Nov 25, 2007, 6:20 PM   #3
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This couple of in flight pictures have somewhat more appealing bokeh than earlier. I have no control whatsoever. Was it because of Exposure? Background? Iso?






















Birdie season is definitely over in Toronto as seen now . Freaking cold the last few days









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Background contrast distance and focal length. The first two would be exceptional Daniel if the railling wasn't there. It draws the attention away with the horizontal band in the middle of the photo.

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Old Nov 26, 2007, 12:42 AM   #4
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these are real nice daniel but the white balance seems off. is it because of the reflected light from the snow and ice??

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Thanks for taking time to comment. Still have no clue as to what went wrong re the white balance. It must be the impact of snow/ice. I never shoot raw as I have a tiny buffer anyway.

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I know. But I do not know the formula so to avoid the bad ones and ensure the good one.


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Old Nov 26, 2007, 10:32 AM   #5
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Do what I do Daniel...shoot hundreds and select one or two....I haven't a clue either and surprise myself when a setting I'm sure is a bust turns out to be the one that works....Now If I could remember the settings at certain light levels and could know for sure the photo is in that light range I'd have it made.....Sigh...I'll never master this....But it sure is fun trying!! The possible permutations of the combination of light level, aperture, shutter speed, ISO is staggering to figure...Then add in the differences between each lens...Now your starting to get a picture of it all...Not to mention that from moment to moment the light level will change and with animals the focus range will change... And with every slight move of the camera while panning the light level, focus range, and DOF is changing. It is mind numbing to try to get this all figured out and become capable of repetitively shooting a consistantly well exposed well focused smooth Bokeh photo...So I shoot hundreds and gleen the few good ones. The percentages are in my favor that way!

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Do what I do Daniel...shoot hundreds and select one or two....I haven't a clue either and surprise myself when a setting I'm sure is a bust turns out to be the one that works....Now If I could remember the settings at certain light levels and could know for sure the photo is in that light range I'd have it made.....Sigh...I'll never master this....But it sure is fun trying!! The possible permutations of the combination of light level, aperture, shutter speed, ISO is staggering to figure...Then add in the differences between each lens...Now your starting to get a picture of it all...Not to mention that from moment to moment the light level will change and with animals the focus range will change... And with every slight move of the camera while panning the light level, focus range, and DOF is changing. It is mind numbing to try to get this all figured out and become capable of repetitively shooting a consistantly well exposed well focused smooth Bokeh photo...So I shoot hundreds and gleen the few good ones. The percentages are in my favor that way!

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Daniel, great shots again. I think I will have to resort to my 200mm f4 M-series lens and learn to focus and anticipate. Your shots have such great detail.

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Old Nov 26, 2007, 5:15 PM   #8
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Thanks guys for the undeserved compliments.

Here are some of the best bokeh I got from the lens. So it is like hit and miss. Well. More miss than hit then.










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Old Nov 26, 2007, 10:44 PM   #9
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These are lovely! I'm like you - most of the time when things go right I can't tell you exactly what it was that I did right. I do know that aperture and relative distance play a big part, though its not the whole story. If photography were easy, there would be few professional photographers - why pay for something you can do easily?
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Maybe I missed it, but what lens is this?
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