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Old Mar 28, 2008, 10:10 PM   #11
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Brilliant exposures, Don, excellent exposure balance between dark and light. The cheeks of the chickadee is always the testing area for exposure and you've nailed it here. I always struggled with that area with the Mark II so it was one of the major differences that I saw when upgrading to the Mark III. Not sure what camera you were using here but my guess is that it was your newly purchased Mark III because those cheek exposures are excellent (especially in the first shot); sharpness being perfect, not unnatural in any way yet exposing good feather detail.
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#4 works best for me bud! :-)
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Old Mar 29, 2008, 10:18 AM   #13
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adorable little critters...lovely
Thanks Donna!
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Old Mar 29, 2008, 10:19 AM   #14
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Wow! What a great series. These shots are incredibly sharp. Good job.

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Thanks very much Jim. The Mark III is very sharp if you can hit the mark :G...cheers...Don
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Old Mar 29, 2008, 10:19 AM   #15
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Thanks very much Bob...cheers...Don
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Brilliant exposures, Don, excellent exposure balance between dark and light. The cheeks of the chickadee is always the testing area for exposure and you've nailed it here. I always struggled with that area with the Mark II so it was one of the major differences that I saw when upgrading to the Mark III. Not sure what camera you were using here but my guess is that it was your newly purchased Mark III because those cheek exposures are excellent (especially in the first shot); sharpness being perfect, not unnatural in any way yet exposing good feather detail.
Thanks Norm! I shoot RAW, and always try to get the exposure adjusted in CR2 for the whites and cheeks if I'm off a bit, then convert and adjust the dark areas with the shadow/highlight tool if needed. They're a tough little bird to get all the detail right with their built in dynamic range. The Mark III really does catch the detail if you get the shot right. I'm struggling a bit with a lot of oof shots, but hope my technique will improve as time goes on. Thanks for your input and comments. They're very appreciated....cheers...Don
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#4 works best for me bud! :-)
Thanks Mike! I like #4 too for it's simple and uncluttered composition. Tough to get these little guys in the open like this. But I like the others too for their expressions. These little guys have a lot of character and attitude which is one of the reasons I'm so enamoured with them.........cheers....Don
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Old Mar 29, 2008, 1:42 PM   #18
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Lots of details. Perfect in exposure, too. Would have been even better ifa bit of zooming out had been done to easethe frame from bursting. Having said so, it would bea waste of the 'substantial extra' you hadpaid forthe supertelephoto prime lens you are using.
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Beautiful work Don!



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wonderful images, cute little bird too:-)
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