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ISO 6400 and underexposed
shot in MP w/ an sb800 for fil but I was too far away

c/o the dead yellow jacker on his beak

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Randy: Have you got one of them better beamers for your SB-800?. Dispite the noise I still think this is a great capture. And are you using the flash off camera(cord)?

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Randy: Have you got one of them better beamers for your SB-800?. Dispite the noise I still think this is a great capture. And are you using the flash off camera(cord)?

Gregory

Thx Gregory
yes i have a bb but i don't like to use it for birds, especially at this place, it is way to harsh

the sb-800 was on camera but i do have an su-800 and a cable so i have a few options for off camera. Most of the birds here are very close or can be brought over to me (I am a regular) so I should be ok.

I was shooting in MP, 1/640, f7.1 and Auto ISO so that's how I hit 6400, and i was still underexposed but since i shot in RAW I bumped EV a little in PP....too much and the noise would have got worse.....normally my limit on the D3 is 4500
 
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just proves that the best camera and best of captures can and will have noise someware in the piture generaly in dark/shadow area.all in all its really nit pickin at this level.
 
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Noise? What Noise?

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Hope you don't mind :smile:

Gorgeous Picture Randy.....
 
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Hope you don't mind :smile:

Gorgeous Picture Randy.....

nice work....noise ninja or neat image or ?
 
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i got your joke about noise...from the yellow jacket, hence the c/o (care of)

It's a great pic - it's nice to know that an ISO of 6400 is completely usable


Nice job - on the pic and the joke
 
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What lens and distance? Brilliant shot. We have a Red Tailed Hawk at our offices too, been giving him and our Osprey Clan a lot of snaps the past few weeks and none of mine are nearly as good.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kadath/2725342009/in/set-72157606335794915/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kadath/2695660103/in/set-72157606335794915/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kadath/2724520890/in/set-72157604948964217/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kadath/2724519974/in/set-72157604948964217/

The 18-200 is just too short (but the colors are awesome) and the 1982 era Vivitar 400 is just long enough (could be longer) but manual focus and horrid colors. I need a solid 400+mm option for under a grand =)
 
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i got your joke about noise...from the yellow jacket, hence the c/o (care of)

It's a great pic - it's nice to know that an ISO of 6400 is completely usable


Nice job - on the pic and the joke

thx Paul

btw, c/o=checkout, sorry for any confusion

awesome shot, randy
the noise at 6400
it still doesn't seem possible.... does it?

love this one

thx greg...i still can't beleive it....for everyone who says why FX, this is why (nikon) fx anyway and auto iso turns this camera into a $5K P&S

What lens and distance? Brilliant shot. We have a Red Tailed Hawk at our offices too, been giving him and our Osprey Clan a lot of snaps the past few weeks and none of mine are nearly as good.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kadath/2725342009/in/set-72157606335794915/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kadath/2695660103/in/set-72157606335794915/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kadath/2724520890/in/set-72157604948964217/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kadath/2724519974/in/set-72157604948964217/


The 18-200 is just too short (but the colors are awesome) and the 1982 era Vivitar 400 is just long enough (could be longer) but manual focus and horrid colors. I need a solid 400+mm option for under a grand =)

thank you for the nice compliment

your shots are quite good especially considering what you shot with but I have always been a big 18-200 fan....

my shot was 400mm and shot with the under rated and often maligned 80-400vr at f7.1, 1/640, EV=-.3 and Auto ISO ON, SB800 shot at ttl-bl-fp for fill flash and the fp reduced the flashes power so much i underexposed the shot.
All of my raptor shots (except the ospreys) are at the Carolina Raptor Center
 
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Randy,

That is one heck of a great sports shot! You ought to try shooting some wildlife for a change.

Randy, I hope you are having a great summer and all is going your way. I love your grain!

Best regards,
Tom
 
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Randy,

That is one heck of a great sports shot! You ought to try shooting some wildlife for a change.

Randy, I hope you are having a great summer and all is going your way. I love your grain!

Best regards,
Tom

thx Tom...
the summer has been fun but I am ready to switch back to sports....
 
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pls explain how you did it....thx !

1. Install Nik Define.
2. Open the image in photoshop. The Nik Seletive tool (a hanging tool palate) opnes with photoshop when installed.
3. In the Selective tool select Define 2.0 (there are other methods like background etc. but I used the define method). This opens picture the define tool.
4. click profile. and then click apply (I think) and click on brush - all defaults..
It brings you back to photoshop with the selective tool.
5. Click on Fill in the selective tool - that fills the image with the noise reduction (and somewhat blurs it). Other options in the selective tool are paint and erase.
6. Click Erase, select a brush size by pressing [ or ] in the keyboard (photoshop shortcuts) and erase over the places you do not want rnoise eduction (feathers in this case) and click appy (or discard if you want to start over).

The whole process does not take more than 2 - 3 minutes and is actually much easier than it sounds....

Hope this helps...


p.s. Instead of filling the whole image and erasing selectively, you can also paint the noise reduction effect selectively with the brush (say for the background)..just use the paint button in th selective tool.
 

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