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RonReznick Jul 24, 2002 9:49 PM

Scrub Jay close portrait
 
This is a 50% resize and crop, 300mm f/4 @ 1/640, f/4. Needless to say I was pretty close to the little fella, shooting through a zillion tree branches...

http://www.trapagon.com/temp/ScrubJayPortrait_6608.jpg

Brooks Jul 24, 2002 10:01 PM

Nice and up close, the feather detail is impressive.:)

RonReznick Jul 25, 2002 12:18 AM

Thanks Brooks
 
I don't think I could get too much closer... he was beginning to give me the eye. The only reason he didn't fly was that he was sheltered inside the tree. I couldn't even get the entire bird in the frame -- it was that close.

I sort of wish I had taken the shot at ISO 200 instead of 400 -- I would have had enough shutter speed, and the noise in this shot would have been nil-- if I run Neat Image it doesn't look quite right anymore (too smooth, no matter what I do, because there isn't enough solid-color shadow to analyze). Oh well...

Ken Jones Jul 25, 2002 2:06 AM

That's a GREAT picture!


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