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Old Nov 9, 2005, 5:30 PM   #1
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Learning to use a new camera and this site has the best wildlife pics I've seen.

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Old Nov 9, 2005, 5:42 PM   #2
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Congratulations! Looks like you're getting off to great start.
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Old Nov 9, 2005, 8:32 PM   #3
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I agree!!!!

If I have a critic, it's more with the processing than with the photographs

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Old Nov 10, 2005, 7:09 PM   #4
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Nice shots! I'm in the market myself for a 300mm lens for this type of photography. However it seems that when I try these out in the stores, it doesn't seem like 300mm gets youclose enough. Do you remember how close you had to get to these subjects (especially the heron type bird)?. Do most of the experienced photographers on this forum use longer lenses? Just a couple of questions to help me out. Thanks in advance.


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Old Nov 10, 2005, 9:52 PM   #5
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Thanks for the comments guys!



Dave could you tell me what you see in the processing please?


Soukups…I didn't mention that I was also using a 1.4x tele converter with the lens, which makes the focal length 420mm. I got to about 20-25 feet on the heron. None of the photos were cropped. I don't know about the other folks equipment but I have noticed some use 400mm fast lens. I would like to have an f/2.8 but will have to wait a while. Hope this helps.
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I hear ya......not much room in the budget fora 2.8 anything. Thanks.




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Old Nov 11, 2005, 8:53 AM   #7
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Dave could you tell me what you see in the processing please?
The deer picture is way to light. There is NOTHING wrong wth this picture, it has a "washed out" look - but's it's clearly NOT a washed out picture.

The Heron look's like you hyped the contrast, and blew the highlights - There may have been nothing else to do with this image - Do you shoot RAW?

Number three is fine. Perhaps a wee bit MORE contrast? Nah - it's fine.

The first Malllard shot is fine, the second, you should play around with color saturation - mask the green carefully and lower the saturation on the green head.

Picky, picky, picky.....

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Old Nov 11, 2005, 1:28 PM   #8
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Thank you for your reply Dave. Your explanation on the heron shot is dead on. The pics in this post were shot in jpeg but I am just starting to shoot raw. As you can see I have lots to learn about processing and properly exposing my shots. Thanks again for your help.


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