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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 April 2009 at 09:12
Shot yesterday evening, quite rare (in Finland anyway) and shy gadwall pair. taken with A700 and Siggy 500/4.5. Cropped and resized jpg straight out of camera.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 April 2009 at 13:36
Flame Robin Petroica Phoenicea

This is the colour-faithful version of the B&W jobbie I put up a couple of days ago. I guess I'm a 'realist', because I've been itching to put this version up for days!


Phew, that feels better......

Edited by geardown - 04 April 2009 at 13:36
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 April 2009 at 14:04
@Brand: Great shots! The odd poses make them stand out to the regular gulls ;). I think you've done a great job at your positioning/isolating them from the background, it really makes them 'pop' out. Next time (when shooting in harsh light like this) try shooting RAW and underexposing by 0.5 to 1.0 stops (maybe more), then pushing the exposure in post-processing, as you won't clip the highlights like you have here. Thanks for sharing them :)
@Waldstein: Love the detail/depth of field in that shot. Great composition & pose.
@TTaponen: Good work. You've done a great job at getting enough depth of field to get both ducks in focus, while still getting a sharp shot (I know from experience, this can be a pain at times when shooting with long lenses). Maybe some more directional/warmer lighting would improve it a little? Thanks for sharing it anyway :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 April 2009 at 14:14
Could someone please start "Show us some bird shots...21" soon? Without the quote marks.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 April 2009 at 15:41
TTaponen: Sweet shot. What version of the Sigma 500/4.5 do you have? The EX or the older apo?
I want that 500/4.5

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 April 2009 at 16:00
Originally posted by alve alve wrote:

TTaponen: Sweet shot. What version of the Sigma 500/4.5 do you have? The EX or the older apo?
I want that 500/4.5


THX! It's older EX non DG version, I've had it since film days. If Sony or Sigma comes out with SSM/HSM version my lens will be Yours! It's actually quite poor to focus on and I've broken clutch mechanism so it's alltime af ( and now it's worst season to get lens repaired). BTW: Handheld...

@Ricardovaste: I It was very dull weather with some sunlight coming thru clouds so results were as shown, I didn't want to warm up.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 April 2009 at 11:53
@ Waldstein: Saw this shot in the exhibition. I think this is a superb dreamshot.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 April 2009 at 00:37
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 April 2009 at 01:38
Lots of Canon gear, Min.400/4.5 HS APO G,
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 April 2009 at 02:38
We have baby Mocking Birds in the hedge. I have been planning this for a couple of days.





Very overcast this morning, so the DOF is too shallow.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 April 2009 at 03:14
Please note that "edition" 21 has already started here.
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