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Old Jan 27, 2010, 7:51 PM   #1
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caught this little bufflehead scooting across the bay at the park this afternoon... even managed to get some of the iridescence on his li'l head as he zoomed by... 40D, 100-400 @ 400mm, 1/3200 @ f/5.6...



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Old Jan 27, 2010, 7:54 PM   #2
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gorgeous BiF's of one of my favorite little ducks. i really like these alot. wonderful job, especially in capturing the colors so well, very rare to catch the light right to get the colors to shine through the normal black.
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These little guys fly fast! Nice catch.
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Wonderful shots! Both this series and your shot of a Wood Duck.

But there's something missing in your processing (not the images themselves). They seem subdued, as if they lost some color and contrast.

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Wonderful shots! Both this series and your shot of a Wood Duck.

But there's something missing in your processing (not the images themselves). They seem subdued, as if they lost some color and contrast.

Dave
thanks... as for the contrast, these and the wood duck were both shot on one of those days with very flat light, with gray sky and water... not a lot of contrast to begin with. and especially with the buffleheads, i didn't want to push up the contrast and blow the whites...
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You sure are both quick & patient to get such fine shots of these shy & rapid birds! Great composition as well!
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thanks... as for the contrast, these and the wood duck were both shot on one of those days with very flat light, with gray sky and water... not a lot of contrast to begin with. and especially with the buffleheads, i didn't want to push up the contrast and blow the whites...
How about pushing the saturation a bit? Why not try it? Dave
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How about pushing the saturation a bit? Why not try it? Dave
didn't make much difference... the majority of these images is either black, white, or gray... color saturation doesn't do much...
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didn't make much difference... the majority of these images is either black, white, or gray... color saturation doesn't do much...
I tried it and it doesn't do much for your Bufflehead, but it does help with the Wood Duck; that and a little contrast adjustment. Dave
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