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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2790 on: September 29, 2013, 12:37:59 AM »
From this afternoon, Harry's dinner time. 5D3, 100-400L @400mm, f/7.1, handheld and cropped.
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« Reply #2791 on: September 29, 2013, 12:39:46 AM »
Caught this egret in Kitty Hawk Woods this past week.

Really nice capture!  :)
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« Reply #2792 on: September 29, 2013, 12:42:09 AM »
Thanks for the encouraging words, guys. 

More lovely shots posted!  I'm really struck by something in the egret shot - white against white??  Anyway I find it to be a very appealing shot, well done.

Having worked all day Friday and being beat, it was just before sunset and getting cloudy when all the robins that are congregating and other birds were out in number.  My wife says get your camera, there's a lot of birds.  I replied, it's just too dark, but couldn't resist.  Well, there were some opportunites and I got others similar to this one and was excited until I opened them on the computer.  I couldn't really get close enough but normally I'd be able to get away with a little cropping.

So, the question is, given the high ISO needed is this counter productive or should I accept it as better than nothing?  Any thoughts?  I think I fellt more negative than positive.

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Guess this is a prime example of where a flash is needed!

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Hey Jack,

That's a really beautiful shot...gorgeous. I love the colors and the action. Definitely well worth the effort. :)

edit: Personally, I prefer natural light rather than flash whenever possible. I did a double take when I saw ISO was 10K. I am amazed. Did you have to use noise reduction in pp?
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2793 on: September 29, 2013, 05:04:14 AM »
Thanks Serendipidy, I only use DPP and checking I see a little sharpening and I've bumped the NR from default 6 to 8 out of 20 - really not much.  As stated I find the shot disappointing becasue of what it might have been rather than knocking ISO 10K.  I guess it comes down to basically, is the composition worthy enough to accept the grain and lack of sharpness??

Here's one in the sequence where it is totally untouched and I see the ISO was up to 12.8K, and it shows!

Jack
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« Reply #2794 on: September 29, 2013, 05:17:50 AM »
Thanks Serendipidy, I only use DPP and checking I see a little sharpening and I've bumped the NR from default 6 to 8 out of 20 - really not much.  As stated I find the shot disappointing becasue of what it might have been rather than knocking ISO 10K.  I guess it comes down to basically, is the composition worthy enough to accept the grain and lack of sharpness??

Here's one in the sequence where it is totally untouched and I see the ISO was up to 12.8K, and it shows!

Jack
Jack, I believe that sharing trumps sharpness, grain, ISO etc. :)

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2795 on: September 29, 2013, 06:18:23 AM »

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« Reply #2796 on: September 29, 2013, 08:36:23 AM »
From this afternoon, Harry's dinner time. 5D3, 100-400L @400mm, f/7.1, handheld and cropped.

Harry the Heron is doing well.  :)  Nice shots Serendipidy.

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« Reply #2797 on: September 29, 2013, 11:07:55 AM »
Lovely little finch, Stein.

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« Reply #2798 on: September 29, 2013, 11:54:10 AM »
From this afternoon, Harry's dinner time. 5D3, 100-400L @400mm, f/7.1, handheld and cropped.

Harry the Heron is doing well.  :)  Nice shots Serendipidy.
So is Serendipidy's bread maker  ;)

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« Reply #2799 on: September 29, 2013, 08:23:24 PM »
From this afternoon, Harry's dinner time. 5D3, 100-400L @400mm, f/7.1, handheld and cropped.

Harry the Heron is doing well.  :)  Nice shots Serendipidy.
So is Serendipidy's bread maker  ;)

LOL....I need to find a store that will give me old bread for free. ;D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2800 on: September 29, 2013, 09:03:10 PM »
This guy looks like he has been in a few scrapes?

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« Reply #2801 on: September 29, 2013, 10:00:09 PM »
wind blowing up your skirt?

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« Reply #2802 on: September 29, 2013, 10:02:11 PM »
kontent kookaburra

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« Reply #2803 on: September 29, 2013, 10:39:08 PM »
This guy looks like he has been in a few scrapes?
Must have been one hell of a brawl! Do you see this chap often?

Nice pictures!

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« Reply #2804 on: September 29, 2013, 10:55:40 PM »
thanks, i was on holiday in yalingup and he was hanging around, not the prettiest but i thought he had character?

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