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Old 3rd November 2009, 17:50   #376
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A couple of pics of birds I've taken at the zoo and a local water body
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Old 3rd November 2009, 20:16   #377
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Owl at San Jose International Airport.
Superb Shot, Very Sharp Eyes!

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Wow. Nice pictures everybody! Totally missed this thread...
Excellent Shots! Show us more.

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Excellent shot!!! A little over exposed on shoulders though.
Point noted. Your knowledge on birds is amazing, and so are your pictures.

Two more from my side:

Don't know the Species (Pigeon, maybe):

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Great Egret in Flight (Wished I would have framed the bird on the left side):

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Old 3rd November 2009, 20:30   #378
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Redrage: That is some fantastic work, what gear do you use, and where did you shoot this stuff?

TG: We can see the wings of the humming bird, how did you capture it?
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Here we Go. First one is your version and second is mine. When u r in the field, Remember one this "We Can't Control Them" So make a point that its never "over exposed". Over exposure means Data Lose in highlighted areas. So we will not be able to recover it during the PP. Under exposed is still ok. We can recover the exposure up to one stop During PP (Post Processing). You should always use exposure compensation, and change it according to subject. If you are shooting white bird, underexpose it. If you are shooting Black, Over expose it to get the details. Now, what if you are shooting a Black and white bird . Well, find out the "G-Spot" of your lens. And forget about Digital blending or HDR, it will not work for Birds. I always set my Display to "Highlight" so i know if my image is burned as soon as i take it. If its burned i will take one more ASAP. Remember you may not get it again.

In your picture, I reduced the brightness, did a touch-up with Burn Tool, Cloned out a little distraction on left side and a lil bit of Sharpening.
Great! Your PP did wonders to the pic. Guess I need to dabble with Photoshop sometime soon, once I get the time away from work and cars.

But then, , PS is an expensive software. Is it worth investing in it? And I don't even use a DSLR - just a Sony H3.
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Redrage, some outstanding captures there!

Here's one from my side
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Redrage: That is some fantastic work, what gear do you use, and where did you shoot this stuff?
That fella uses the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens from what I can remember. Sharath I have seen some super birding shots of Dilip (redrage) from hebbal lake and karanji lake in mysore.
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Thanks for the kind words ...

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That fella uses the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens from what I can remember.
Riju anna, I use a 100-400 L IS zoom lens
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Don't know the Species (Pigeon, maybe):
Great Egret in Flight (Wished I would have framed the bird on the left side):
Remember? Work on exposure

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Redrage, some outstanding captures there!

Here's one from my side
Is it from Raganatittu? Some part of rock is washed off

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Riju anna, I use a 100-400 L IS zoom lens
Excellent all rounder lens

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A couple of pics of birds I've taken at the zoo and a local water body
I liked the duck.

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Old 3rd November 2009, 23:23   #384
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My first contribution to this photography thread.

Photo taken at the singapore zoo with a nikon coolpix 4mp camera auto settings.

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Nice birds ikoneer !
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My contribution to the forum. 1st pic taken on the way to Alibaug from Mumbai via Ferry and the parrot was clicked in Jim Corbett National Park.
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@Redrage
Again i must say, i loved your birding stuff!

@Sreerajunnithan
Well I shoot only in RAW. I was talking about the server jpeg compression! Humming birds are not there in our homeland? Really?

@Samurai
Well, I shot that at shutterspeed of 8000.

Pelicans always glide very close to the sea, riding the air current...
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Wow! Superb shot TG.

EXIF?
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My first contribution to this photography thread.

Photo taken at the singapore zoo with a nikon coolpix 4mp camera auto settings.
Good one, i know its very difficult to avoid humans in Zoo

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My contribution to the forum. 1st pic taken on the way to Alibaug from Mumbai via Ferry and the parrot was clicked in Jim Corbett National Park.
Liked both of your shots. You know that's a rare parakeet. Its known as "Red-Breasted Parakeet" Congrats for the rare catch . I never thought Corbett is a habitat for these. All shots i have seen is from north east India. Did you remember seeing the reddish color? refer this Red-breasted Parakeet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Was it similar? if so, you are very lucky. I have never seen the same from Jim Corbett.

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@Redrage
Again i must say, i loved your birding stuff!

@Sreerajunnithan
Well I shoot only in RAW. I was talking about the server jpeg compression! Humming birds are not there in our homeland? Really?

@Samurai
Well, I shot that at shutterspeed of 8000.

Pelicans always glide very close to the sea, riding the air current...
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No we don't have Humming Birds here. Only sunbirds. Excellent shot of pelican. Is it a full frame? If not, crop again to leave some space around the bird, and a bit more space towards the flight path, and please post the result.

A good compo can give you excellent results and Mood. Look at the below picture. I was trying to capture the Mood of Sleepy and dull surroundings. It was a very cloudy day and i was not so lucky in terms of the bird i was behind. But, this one image made my day, and still remails one of my favorite. Look at the suject - a very common Collered Dove (Wild). The fame has a touch of green, kinda moody BG (Clouds) and touch of red twigs. Look around you, you can do a lot of experiments on bird photography.

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@Proxima
Thanks.

@Sreerajunnithan
Oh damn, that is the full frame. Lovely mood there!

Eye to eye
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Landing in water is fun to watch!
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