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      03-17-2012, 10:32 PM   #7173
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attempt at making the bird stand out more. Wish I wasn't like 400 yards away, would have been so much more detail to play with
Yeah, pixels are showing, even in internet size. Unfortunately, no matter how sharp you focus if you're too far away you can't crop. That's why, if you do enough of this kind of shooting, you'll end up spending mega-bucks on a long lens.
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sorry for the realatively colourless picture compared to what you guys have been posting up.

Just thought the bird was showing off and it was cool.
Well, it IS a grey bird. Things are complicated by it being backlit. You might raise the overall level and then increase the contrast a bunch.
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Well, it IS a grey bird. Things are complicated by it being backlit. You might raise the overall level and then increase the contrast a bunch.
thanks, played around with it a bit more, it just becomes less believable when i tinker with the lighting.

I lik this one though, I caught the bird just pulling the thing ouf of the ground then throwing it into it's open mouth, thought it was unique. And the bird is that red and white in real life, not too much editing done. Nature has amazing colours.
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^^^^Now that's a nice shot, Reed.
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I lik this one though, I caught the bird just pulling the thing ouf of the ground then throwing it into it's open mouth, thought it was unique. And the bird is that red and white in real life, not too much editing done. Nature has amazing colours.
That's a great shot. The action is fantastic and you didn't blow out the white feathers and still got the orange bill nice and orange. Well done.

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Well since we are showing Herons/Storks/Egrets here is my shot of a Great Egret in their nesting area about 1/4 mile from my house(why do i get the feeling the weather is becoming better with all the beach/water type shots lately):


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Great, dramatic colors and the water droplets add a lot of interesting detail.
It was actually dry and sunny, so I blocked the sunshine and water is sprayed on.
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Thanks. I like the shot, thinking of printing it to have one fun with it.
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hey guys, this was taken same time as the previous one.. sunset pic i just didn't want a sunset pic again

any thoughts.. i don't know about the coloring..


oh and i need a bigger lens.. had to stand very close to the water to get this with my 35mm, so close that a wave came and lets just say that i drove home with full heating on blowing air to my shoes
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I like it, the color makes it interesting. It definitely informs the viewer of the time of day.
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Well since we are showing Herons/Storks/Egrets here is my shot of a Great Egret in their nesting area about 1/4 mile from my house(why do i get the feeling the weather is becoming better with all the beach/water type shots lately):
Lol helps that idrove down to Florida

Back at home its supposed to be close to 80 In the middle of the week. Which is unheard of for this time of year. I'm ready for summer now, i miss my boat
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I like it, the color makes it interesting. It definitely informs the viewer of the time of day.
thanks reed, how about this.. better or worse?
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I lik this one though, I caught the bird just pulling the thing ouf of the ground then throwing it into it's open mouth, thought it was unique. And the bird is that red and white in real life, not too much editing done. Nature has amazing colours.
Awesome shot Reed! Great timing, composition, post.

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thanks reed, how about this.. better or worse?
worse, imo. The original looks good.
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thanks reed, how about this.. better or worse?
I think both are too much and neither is a natural sunset color (mauve and pink?).
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I think both are too much and neither is a natural sunset color (mauve and pink?).
hahaha i'm a bit coloblind!! I know i just didn't want the "standard" sunset colors. The true original is like the previous pic with the rock..

I'll give it another shot later.. off to play pool
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I think both are too much and neither is a natural sunset color (mauve and pink?).
Yeah, the idea is good, panicos. Just play with different hues. Maybe something a little warmer. Otherwise it's a nice shot. It definitely has potential.
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oh and i need a bigger lens.. had to stand very close to the water to get this with my 35mm, so close that a wave came and lets just say that i drove home with full heating on blowing air to my shoes
This is how close I got to the ocean with a 10mm without getting wet shoes - but it was close.
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Thanks for the comments and advise guys..

This is how i like it! it is done!!


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great shots folks. I don't think the sunset colours should matter too much as it is the silhouette you're going for. As long as it isn't an offensive colour, all is well

Can't beat wet feet (or nearly wet) for the perfect water shots that's how I got the bird throwing the fish into it's mouth, I was on one knee in the water and hoping that I didn't lose balance with the 70-200 F2.8 on that would have been an expensive mistake.
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great shots folks. I don't think the sunset colours should matter too much as it is the silhouette you're going for. As long as it isn't an offensive colour, all is well

Can't beat wet feet (or nearly wet) for the perfect water shots that's how I got the bird throwing the fish into it's mouth, I was on one knee in the water and hoping that I didn't lose balance with the 70-200 F2.8 on that would have been an expensive mistake.
hahaha yeah when the first wave came i was kind of shocked, but then i said what the hell. i like this pic so it was worth it.. i like your pic as well so that was worth it also
i'm thinking of going back there again with my kid nephews small rubber boat.. i would love to catch these guys with the sun directly behind them or the sunset line in the water.. but the water is too cold and if i fall cannot afford to lose my camera even if its just a d5100!!
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Thanks for the comments and advise guys..

This is how i like it! it is done!!


Much better. Very nice shot.
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