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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
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Thanks Berowne!
I personally like the fourth picture better - because of the fun:)... Otherwise it was lazy day with just short walking and practically nothing interesting (well, until the choppers appeared above:LOL:).
500mm, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/100s (on tripod, VR on "sport", head not locked), exposure correction -0.33 (for the highlights, compensated in PP with lifted shadows and mids, minimal (0.66 in PhotoLab) sharpening (RAW file) and +1contrast (due to the corrections in the shadows) that automatically makes the microcontrast 16 (minimum automatic for that ISO in this program). Distance to the object 7.94m (~26.05 feet). The bird is ~10cm long (measured when dead:cry:, alive it's slightly shorter). I write all this to satisfy some curious friends (Hi Wiebe!!!). Lifting up the microcontrast and sharpening will result in artificial "detail" and to much noise, but it's a personal preference!
 
Jun 7, 2014
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Thanks Berowne!
I personally like the fourth picture better - because of the fun:)... Otherwise it was lazy day with just short walking and practically nothing interesting (well, until the choppers appeared above:LOL:).
500mm, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/100s (on tripod, VR on "sport", head not locked), exposure correction -0.33 (for the highlights, compensated in PP with lifted shadows and mids, minimal (0.66 in PhotoLab) sharpening (RAW file) and +1contrast (due to the corrections in the shadows) that automatically makes the microcontrast 16 (minimum automatic for that ISO in this program). Distance to the object 7.94m (~26.05 feet). The bird is ~10cm long (measured when dead:cry:, alive it's slightly shorter). I write all this to satisfy some curious friends (Hi Wiebe!!!). Lifting up the microcontrast and sharpening will result in artificial "detail" and to much noise, but it's a personal preference!
Thanks for the technical Details, always glad to learn.
 

Nat_WA

Thinking of a new line... Ow, that hurts
Aug 15, 2017
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Netherlands
Thanks Berowne!
I personally like the fourth picture better - because of the fun:)... Otherwise it was lazy day with just short walking and practically nothing interesting (well, until the choppers appeared above:LOL:).
500mm, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/100s (on tripod, VR on "sport", head not locked), exposure correction -0.33 (for the highlights, compensated in PP with lifted shadows and mids, minimal (0.66 in PhotoLab) sharpening (RAW file) and +1contrast (due to the corrections in the shadows) that automatically makes the microcontrast 16 (minimum automatic for that ISO in this program). Distance to the object 7.94m (~26.05 feet). The bird is ~10cm long (measured when dead:cry:, alive it's slightly shorter). I write all this to satisfy some curious friends (Hi Wiebe!!!). Lifting up the microcontrast and sharpening will result in artificial "detail" and to much noise, but it's a personal preference!
You're very considerate ISv ;); very nice set again - perfectly exposed and sharp ... until they scrambled :p
I like the first for composition and detail, the fourth for the humour of it... Lately trying my luck at BiF I've noticed that 1/1000th is often too slow - so with 1/100th some motion blur is to be expected :unsure:;)
Wiebe.
 

ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
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Wiebe, I didn't try BIF - these are to small and erratic for my skills. It just got scared from the noise above and got cought in frame during the "teleportation". I save the photo because it is funny:)!
Yeah, from my two attempts for BIF I also found 1/1000s somewhat slow. On the place where I took these photos you have to increase the ISO to levels not appropriate for crop camera - It's very shady there.
 

AlanF

EOS 5DS R
Aug 16, 2012
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Yellow-rumped warbler this morning out on a walking trail. 7DMII + Sigma 150-600mm C. I had the focal length set to 600mm but had to do a substantial crop since the bird is small and was at some distance. I hope I have the correct ID. :) View attachment 180604
Second attempt to continue the story and wow - now it works (with the same files?!).
There was incoming noise from group of (military) choppers coming from behind of me (silenced to some extend from the building behind). The first bird flush and you can see the second one (from the previous series) is worried too. Of course it flush too but look at the next photo: did the birds figure out how to teleport themselves before the humans?! This one almost forget it's tail on the ground:unsure:!!!
Second attempt to continue the story and wow - now it works (with the same files?!).
There was incoming noise from group of (military) choppers coming from behind of me (silenced to some extend from the building behind). The first bird flush and you can see the second one (from the previous series) is worried too. Of course it flush too but look at the next photo: did the birds figure out how to teleport themselves before the humans?! This one almost forget it's tail on the ground:unsure:!!!
My iPad has difficulties handling the thumbnails that have to be enlarged. It would be helpful if you uploaded the full image. Thanks
Alan