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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #45 on: August 04, 2012, 05:18:19 PM »
Almost as angry as the Aflac duck.
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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #46 on: August 05, 2012, 08:28:54 PM »
Nice Tufted Duck. I always thought they were cute, until now.  I guess we all have our bad days!

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and his friend the duck:


A crow?:
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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #47 on: August 12, 2012, 02:32:07 PM »
Kite about to dive - taken at Gigrin Farm Mid Wales - 50D 300mm 2.8 IS L Lens Jobu Mount
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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #48 on: August 12, 2012, 09:36:15 PM »
Beautiful Kite.  Great composition as well!

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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #49 on: August 13, 2012, 12:10:47 AM »
I think this is a night heron? I'm not sure. Shot this in a park in Taipei, Taiwan about a month ago.

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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #50 on: August 13, 2012, 06:55:19 AM »
Beautiful Kite.  Great composition as well!
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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #51 on: August 16, 2012, 05:38:09 PM »
Landing on a water


Wild duck landing on a water by marekjoz, on Flickr


Wild duck landing (closer) by marekjoz, on Flickr
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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #52 on: August 19, 2012, 04:59:52 PM »
marekjoz,

Fantastic shot!  Can you share your technical specs with us for that shot?  I'd really be interested to know how you did that!  Thanks.
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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #53 on: August 19, 2012, 06:07:00 PM »
marekjoz,

Fantastic shot!  Can you share your technical specs with us for that shot?  I'd really be interested to know how you did that!  Thanks.

Thanks!
I hope nobody will take those posts with explanation as flooding the thread :-)

Unfortunately I have to dissapoint you - there is a lot of PP in DPP (I don't think Lightroom would do it any better) and the original photo looks very very bad.

First of all this photo is one of four in a row, which were made in continuous mode with the use of AI Servo (the rest of them included below). The camera was 5d2, 70-200 F/4 L IS @200mm, 1/1500s, F4, ISO 400. It was cloudy, 4PM in Poland two days ago, the sun about 30 degrees to the left of the duck straight ahead. So it was almost behind the duck.


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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #54 on: August 19, 2012, 06:08:28 PM »
The photo is heavily cropped. Below there is a full frame of this photo.

There was a lot PP in DPP. Settings used you will find below as well (+DLO +NR). The photos without editing are also included. As you can see they are so ugly, that I wouldn't bother working on them if I wouldn't like the scene which I witnessed.
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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #55 on: August 19, 2012, 06:11:25 PM »
The other thing is how many wonderful shots I missed there because of focus missing, light, shutter speed... In short - lack of 5D3 :-)
Below - what I think I could have if there was another "I" in the camera name... And this is just a small set of bad photos made on this day.
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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2012, 06:20:25 PM »
Here is some boring list of all camera settings:
Camera Model   Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Firmware   Firmware Version 2.1.2 | Shooting Mode   Manual Exposure | Tv( Shutter Speed )   1/1500 | Av( Aperture Value )   4.0 | Metering Mode   Evaluative Metering | ISO Speed   400 | Auto ISO Speed   OFF | Lens   EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM | Focal Length   200.0mm | Image Quality   RAW | Flash   Off | FE lock   OFF | White Balance Mode   Auto | AF Mode   AI Servo AF | AF Microadjustment   0 | Picture Style   Standard | Highlight tone priority   0:Disable | Auto Lighting Optimizer   0:Standard | Peripheral illumination correction   Enable | Dust Delete Data   No | Drive Mode   Continuous shooting | Live View Shooting   OFF
AFMA set to zero after Focal.

Another thing is to make ducks landing such a beautiful way. It was tricky. If you throw some bread to the water, where there are plenty of them, they start to get it first. If they see they can get them faster than other ducks, they fly and land...

Sorry for so many posts in this thread. Below some other shots I made on this day, where I find birds with attitude as well :-)
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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #57 on: August 20, 2012, 11:21:29 AM »
If ya want attitude, she can give ya attitude haha
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Re: Birds with attitude
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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #58 on: August 20, 2012, 04:13:19 PM »
THANK YOU!
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Back off Human !
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