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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 March 2010 at 09:04
That doesn't look very comfortable! Nice shot though.
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 March 2010 at 13:15
@vinayn: Nice pose and very nice capture at 250mm. Cheers... Brian
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2010 at 00:56
Some more lift offs.



oops sorry about the size.





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2010 at 03:41
Here is my first picture of a bird. I have only been shooting for a month. So be easy.

I took it with my 55-200 Sony I got last week.

Hope you like.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2010 at 05:53
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2010 at 11:59
miwok, i really like the bokeh in that mirror lens, good capture mate


i scouted the wetlands this morning and i think it's all good, no snakes in the open



low flying whistling kite





in-coming black swan


both taken with a200 + min300/2.8 + 1.4xtc
....it's all about timing
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2010 at 12:23
Originally posted by Mindiraser Mindiraser wrote:

Here is my first picture of a bird. I have only been shooting for a month. So be easy.

I took it with my 55-200 Sony I got last week.

Hope you like.



Nice shot! Especially considering you are just getting started. Just a couple of comments. The exif data shows you were shooting in Auto mode and the f/stop was f/5.6, which in this case is wide open for that lens at 200mm. I would recommend shooting in A-mode (aperture priority) and in this case I would have stopped it down just a bit. Maybe f/6.3 or so. You don't want to stop it down too much because the out of focus water is an important part of the shot. But most lenses will usually lose a bit of sharpness when used wide open. By stopping it down just a tad you will probably get sharper results.

Secondly, I'm wondering if you boosted the saturation and/or contrast afterwards. If so, I think maybe it was a little too much. But then again, it may have just looked like this straight out of the camera. In that case I might have lightened it up just a bit afterwards.

Finally this is nitpicking, but on the left edge of the photo you cut off the duck's tail just a bit. That sort of thing tends to be a distraction that draws the eye away from the main subject.

Thanks for sharing. Look forward to seeing more!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2010 at 13:02
Nice shots aa. Now, when you say there are no snakes there, were you actually looking down?

A couple of mine from this morning before heading off to work. Low-light artsy kinda stuff:

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2010 at 16:18
Originally posted by revdocjim revdocjim wrote:


Nice shot! Especially considering you are just getting started. Just a couple of comments. The exif data shows you were shooting in Auto mode and the f/stop was f/5.6, which in this case is wide open for that lens at 200mm. I would recommend shooting in A-mode (aperture priority) and in this case I would have stopped it down just a bit. Maybe f/6.3 or so. You don't want to stop it down too much because the out of focus water is an important part of the shot. But most lenses will usually lose a bit of sharpness when used wide open. By stopping it down just a tad you will probably get sharper results.

Secondly, I'm wondering if you boosted the saturation and/or contrast afterwards. If so, I think maybe it was a little too much. But then again, it may have just looked like this straight out of the camera. In that case I might have lightened it up just a bit afterwards.

Finally this is nitpicking, but on the left edge of the photo you cut off the duck's tail just a bit. That sort of thing tends to be a distraction that draws the eye away from the main subject.

Thanks for sharing. Look forward to seeing more!


Thanks a lot for the comments and critique. I did zoom it. It was my first time to use my 55-200 lens. It was getting dark fast and hard to keep the light. I was not using a dripod so when I shot a little stepped down, the shutter was longer and i couldnt keep the blur out.

My style for photography usually has a little more saturation and contrast, but the reason for it in this case is my wife loved the color. I didnt like the shot all that much but she insisted I use it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2010 at 19:21
@Frank M.: This is Splendid!! Nb 3 is my favorite.

@AA: Thanks and great BIF!! The black swan is gorgeous.I like the reactions about the bokey with the 500/8. On flickr, I often got very positive reactions, but not from the "experts in photo" who usually hate it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 March 2010 at 00:04
Little singing robin
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 March 2010 at 01:30
frank, thanks mate ....but i didn't know that you were supposed to look down hehehe


yes miwok, i like it especially when it makes those emphasized round bokeh
....it's all about timing
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