Dialing in the 500

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Definitely nice light. You're dialed in!
Thanks David

I had Clouds Yesterday and sun today, The birds tend to stay in the shadows and I've been blowing whites trying to get body detail. I got some good shots yesterday and today. It is just using it in different conditions and using and trusting the histograms for exposure.
 
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Hi Gary,

There is to my eye a marked improvement in sharpness with this set of images. These are excellent!

When you say 500mm do you mean the 500/4 IS?
 
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Hi Gary,

There is to my eye a marked improvement in sharpness with this set of images. These are excellent!

When you say 500mm do you mean the 500/4 IS?

Thanks Andy

Yes I'm using the Canon 500mm L IS USM and a Canon 1.4 TC I was having Exposure issues on both sides these were shot at -1.0. It seem I would look in the LCD view and it would look OK but when I got it home I found Small issues. I'm now using the Histogram and the LCD in combination to get better results.

BTW I thought you were the fellow that didn't care for Tree BG's? LOL

I'm using these environmental pictures to better show elements where they Raise their young. The Eaglet is now a Month Old.

Thanks for commenting and I'd like to see you again out with your camera.
 
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Thanks Andy


BTW I thought you were the fellow that didn't care for Tree BG's? LOL
Not if they are done well and a part of the story as these are!

It has been my experience that minus 1 or even more is appropriate for eagles in a setting such as this. Those white heads are tough to keep in check sometimes.

Still don't know when I'll get back to shooting. Work is a busy and long proposition right now. A few minutes in the yard is about the extent of it.
 
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Not if they are done well and a part of the story as these are!

It has been my experience that minus 1 or even more is appropriate for eagles in a setting such as this. Those white heads are tough to keep in check sometimes.

Still don't know when I'll get back to shooting. Work is a busy and long proposition right now. A few minutes in the yard is about the extent of it.
Well I really appreciate your comments, Please Look in once in a while see I don't Stray.


Thanks Andy
 
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Wow 500 and tc
Ohhhhh so envious:>)))

Beautiful shots
Yes I love the trees, makes the images beautiful and alive
 
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Wow 500 and tc
Ohhhhh so envious:>)))

Beautiful shots
Yes I love the trees, makes the images beautiful and alive

Thanks Gale

I bought the lens for this project as I knew that I would be working at distance for many shots. I don't jump shoot birds often, normally I setup for my shots and wait.
 
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Nice shots Gary. I'm about to send you another PM, so check it out. :smile:
I'll check it out.

These are really nice. They look very similar to a nest I have been monitoring here in Florida. I've been using -0.7 to -1.0 EV when the birds are in the trees like this to avoid blowing the white heads.

That sounds about right here also Morning shots

My eaglets left the nest this week.:frown:

Here is a link to my similar eagle in tree shots.

http://www.clearwaterphotography.smugmug.com/gallery/2027875#133048512
Nice shots and I see the similarity
 
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