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Old May 10, 2007, 3:40 AM   #1
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I have posted a few in the wildlife section, but would like to learn a bit more. Here is a sample photo:



Take at 1/60 F16 and 100 ISO

Should I have bumped up the ISO to try and get a faster shutter speed to freeze the water?

This guy was fishing and when he had his fill, he was quick to move on.


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Old May 10, 2007, 5:46 AM   #2
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No ,No, this one looks good enough to me
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Old May 10, 2007, 5:50 AM   #3
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I'm not a wildlife shooter but will give general advice.

The first thing is the composition which is great making the shot much more interesting then with the subject centred.

Second thing is exposure, this is slightly dark due to the water being almost white thus making the camera think everything is brighter, I would boost the levels a bit to bring the subject clearer.

As for the shutter speed, I personally like slow shutter for capturing movement in water so I would say this is better than totally frozen (personally if the bird would stay still long enough then slower would be really good). This is down to personal taste so you might want to try differing speeds to see what you like best.

Edit - I forgot to suggest that you also apply some unsharp mask (USM) as the re-sized shot looks a little soft so does not have the punch it could have.

Here is a quick edit to give you an idea of what I was thinking.

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Old May 10, 2007, 7:21 AM   #4
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cheers both of you!

@ mark i did use a bit of unsharp mask, but still on the learning curve, and yes, it does look a whole lot better, esp a bit brighter.


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