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Old Jan 5, 2006, 9:09 PM   #1
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:-)I was happy with the results of this picture since I was shooting into the sun. At least I got some of its back colors to show. Too far to use flash fill. What else could I have done to obtain some more definition?
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Old Jan 5, 2006, 9:50 PM   #2
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You could increase your exposure compensation a stop or two, which would over-expose the background, but you could get a proper exposure on the bird.
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Old Jan 6, 2006, 9:54 AM   #3
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Can you check NHL's shots on birds. You can learn something from him. Absolutely amazing.
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Old Jan 6, 2006, 5:19 PM   #4
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You could increase your exposure compensation a stop or two, which would over-expose the background, but you could get a proper exposure on the bird.
It's a "judgement call." Sometimes you have to go for the silouette. I can't tell from this image - which makes me think he made the right choice.
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Old Jan 6, 2006, 5:36 PM   #5
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The only other thing to try if you don't want a silhouette, is to try bringing out the shadows in post processing. Couldn't get a whoe lot out of this one.
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Old Jan 6, 2006, 7:46 PM   #6
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The only other thing to try if you don't want a silhouette, is to try bringing out the shadows in post processing. Couldn't get a whoe lot out of this one.
Hey! Nice work - you can't expect much from a tiny JPEG - maybe you're right!

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Old Jan 6, 2006, 8:54 PM   #7
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Thanks for everyones input. My results were about the same. However the Heron's wings are more grayish than white. I think that I have the idea now. Will try to get down to the park next week and put into practice some of your suggestions.
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