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Old 1st March 2019, 17:13   #17476
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What drew me to the pic were the leaves of the first tree, against the noon sky. This was a phone pic. Let me check the camera - though not expecting much difference in terms of the trees in the frame .
As Nilanjan said, it has nothing to do with camera. Just find the right composition.

Here is a similar pic, but of a grass stalk, with the second stalk still in the frame. Taken using a camera made in 2006.

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Old 1st March 2019, 23:47   #17477
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What drew me to the pic were the leaves of the first tree, against the noon sky. This was a phone pic. Let me check the camera - though not expecting much difference in terms of the trees in the frame .
I hope you wont mind me editing your pic :-). Since the leaves were your focus I tried a quick crop eliminating the ender exposed tree and some enhancement in Windows photos app. Just a suggestion.
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A dog fight this morning; raptor (Black Indian Kite) and crow are always at loggerheads. Nikon D610+Tamron 150-600mm handheld
Nice action there Durango. That's one brave crow dealing with the kite.
Did you edit the photo? Maybe sharpened and cropped? Sometimes even a 600 is not enough for birds in flight.

I notice some of your images are soft due to noise reduction. I may be wrong but if the light is not right the wings of the bird ends up being underexposed and you lose a lot of detail. You could use manual mode and expose the bird right and then play with the sky color in post.

I dug up an old set I took some years ago. Two bald eagles and 2 juveniles fighting in the air. They all ended up loosing the prey :-(

Unedited so don't look for details. This was some quick action happening far away while I was focusing on another eagle. Didn't have enough time to change settings. These were shot at +0.3 ev

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Also found this shot that I took about 86 shots after (going by the file number) I the above ones on the same day. Similar blue sky except no leaves but snow.
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This guy happily turned around and gave me a pose.
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Old 2nd March 2019, 09:35   #17478
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I hope you wont mind me editing your pic :-). Since the leaves were your focus I tried a quick crop eliminating the ender exposed tree and some enhancement in Windows photos app. Just a suggestion.
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I like the 'original' image more than this ‘tighter crop’ crop of yours. See the image posted on this page by @samurai. You got to allow some ‘breathing space’ around for your subject in the frame = composition
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I notice some of your images are soft due to noise reduction. I may be wrong but if the light is not right the wings of the bird ends up being underexposed and you lose a lot of detail. You could use manual mode and expose the bird right and then play with the sky color in post.
I usually ignore ‘in to the sky/ above your head' type shots unless you get an eye contact or anything that strikes or stands out. You have a bright background and those +/- buttons are in there for a reason.

A screenshot of an image of mine taken a few years back
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I like the 'original' image more than this ‘tighter crop’ crop of yours. See the image posted on this page by @samurai. You got to allow some ‘breathing space’ around for your subject in the frame = composition
I appreciate your view. According to me the pic Samurai posted is totally different compared to what condor did. The subject (grass stalk) is well isolated and that allows you to frame it in a different way. When everything is in focus and half of the image is blue sky I tend to remove as much clutter as possible. Just my taste.

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I usually ignore ‘in to the sky/ above your head' type shots unless you get an eye contact or anything that strikes or stands out. You have a bright background and those +/- buttons are in there for a reason.
Which image are you referring to? The eagle sitting on the tree?

Sometimes action happens right above your head and high up in the sky, especially with birds there is always an opportunity to capture. It may not be something you can use in your portfolio but still worth capturing. These are examples.
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A screenshot of an image of mine taken a few years back
That's a stunning capture! I remember you sharing this before.

Here's the shot I was focusing on just before I noticed the eagles fighting.

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Even tighter crop
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High res files here: www.flickr.com/photos/navinbusy

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Nice action there Durango. That's one brave crow dealing with the kite.
Did you edit the photo? Maybe sharpened and cropped? Sometimes even a 600 is not enough for birds in flight.

I notice some of your images are soft due to noise reduction. I may be wrong but if the light is not right the wings of the bird ends up being underexposed and you lose a lot of detail. You could use manual mode and expose the bird right and then play with the sky color in post.
Thank you, Navin. I use manual mode for these shot's normally 1/2000s and f/7.1 and ISO is auto. Agree 600mm at the long end is not enough. I usually shoot hand held so it allows me to 'point and shoot' Bird shot's are hit of miss sometimes and noise tends to creep in at those exposures. Yes, it's been cropped, sharpened and noise reduction has been done. The Kite closeup has been cropped closely and hence softness in the shadows. Lovely shot's of the Bald Eagle's.

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A few recent clicks

Common kingfisher fighting for its favourite perch

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Malabar grey hornbill feasting

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Looks of fury.. Gaur

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Endemic to Western ghats.. Malabar parakeet

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Malabar grey hornbill..

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Far migrants.. Northern pintails

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Gold fronted leaf bird..

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Uncommon commoner.. Common Kingfisher

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Whistling school boy of Western ghats.. Malabar Whistling Thrush

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Serenity.. A painted stork

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Pride of Western ghats.. Great pied hornbill

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Hope you all enjoy it. Gear used: Canon EOS 1300D and Tamron 150-600 G1
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The originals are quite sharp, though they might appear a little fuzzy.......The rarely encountered brown dipper having a dip. Himalayan stream, shot after careful stalking.
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Mist. Winter. Dawn. I increasingly prefer moody shots. Unless the light or atmosphere is interesting, sometimes it is not worth processing. Though most folks prefer photos that are contrasty and saturated. Btw these photos are sharp too, but they don't appear so here, after downsizing a couple of times from a JPEG.

Dalmatian pelican in the mist...

The antenna is always fine-tuned to words like 'Kumaon', 'Corbett', 'Dikhala' and this was no exception. Splendid captures as always - "moody shots" an apt description, just hold that thought!
About those pending travelogues - just get down to it Nilanjan, and give us a chance to get a glimpse into the Pandora's Box!
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The antenna is always fine-tuned to words like 'Kumaon', 'Corbett', 'Dikhala' and this was no exception. Splendid captures as always - "moody shots" an apt description, just hold that thought!
About those pending travelogues - just get down to it Nilanjan, and give us a chance to get a glimpse into the Pandora's Box!
Kumaon is probably my first love :-)

Unfortunately, the horrible jam near Hapur on NH24 makes me think twice before heading out.

A few more.

Cheetal stag. Misty morning, golden light.
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Female khaleej pheasant.
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Cormorants flying over a Corbett river. Warm golden light, cold shadow. Impressionist. Sometimes I don't feel like taking sharp photos :-)
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Light and shadow. Greater yellow-naped woodpecker, Himalayas.
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Beautiful and Artistic, Nilanjan.

I accidentally landed on this thread and it is a treasure trove of Bhpian photographers. Although a part of shifting gears, this thread I think deserves thanks. Given the condition, photos have to be original, we need to recognize the effort that goes in to making a presentable frame. I would like to thank all the recent posts on this thread.

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Kumaon is probably my first love :-)

Unfortunately, the horrible jam near Hapur on NH24 makes me think twice before heading out.

A few more............
Lovely ambience - and since I'm partial to Kumaon, understandable! ".....don't feel like taking sharp photos" - once again, hold that thought! Nothing captures the mood, character and atmosphere of a place better than these photos - admittedly it has to be done by one who knows his stuff. The khaleej pheasant is a popular term in Corbett's books and it was a pleasure to see it featured here.

Our plot in Naukuchiatal (bought way back in '07), overlooking the lake has been up for sale for a while. Heartbreaking I know - considering all the plans that we had for it! - but our age (not getting any younger), plus the health issues regarding a dear family member, has changed our priorities. C'est la vie!





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Beautiful and Artistic, Nilanjan.

I accidentally landed on this thread and it is a treasure trove of Bhpian photographers. Although a part of shifting gears, this thread I think deserves thanks. Given the condition, photos have to be original, we need to recognize the effort that goes in to making a presentable frame. I would like to thank all the recent posts on this thread.

a few from my miscellaneous folder

From home balcony
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Bidaraguppe lake, morning 2018 January
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Wonderful shots, Thermodynamics - the Bidaraguppe lake takes on a different character here!
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A White Throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) posed for me and also a Green parrot and a Lesser Egret, Nikon D610+Tamron 150-600mm
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Guys, newbie in photography. Please do provide feedback & tips for improvement & learning.


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A White Throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) posed for me and also a Green parrot and a Lesser Egret, Nikon D610+Tamron 150-600mm
Dude, the egret shot is awesome, even bone lines are visible.

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Guys, newbie in photography. Please do provide feedback & tips for improvement & learning.
Hi, you have a knack, what kind of photography interests you ? I am always a landscape guy and I have been practicing since 2009 but still cannot do justice to capture a landscape the way Nature presents. It is tough to recreate the feeling, the mood, the wind, the smell, and condense all of them inside a two dimensional frame.

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Dude, the egret shot is awesome, even bone lines are visible.
Thank you, I usually stand with my back to the sun on my terrace in the morning! This bird swooped in on me from behind and I have just this one shot for witness before it was on it's way. It was perpendicularly above and I had to bend backwards for this shot.
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...Hi, you have a knack, what kind of photography interests you ? I am always a landscape guy and I have been practicing since 2009 but still cannot do justice to capture a landscape the way Nature presents. It is tough to recreate the feeling, the mood, the wind, the smell, and condense all of them inside a two dimensional frame.
Thank you. I haven't still developed any strong affinity since am a newbie. Landscape photography is probably one of the toughest since I have never managed anything great. The below one is one of the few shots I managed and kinda like.

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Had this for sometime, but never processed it till now.

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PS :: I feel the first one is less processed and the second one, a little too much.

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