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Thought I had posted these earlier. Taken about a week ago.

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Almost caught the fish in focus as well on this one, but missed it...so much for the RR flip.
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Usually run into something new to shoot when I take off. On the way to the car, ran into some BCNH and had to run back to the car to grab the tripod. The light was slowly disappearing and it was impossible to handhold the lens.

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Finally packed up and started driving off. Noticed a couple stopping and observing something in the distance. Made a U-turn and headed back to them and found this gal with a whole mess of piglets.

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Hi, Eric! Nice composition on these photos! I agree with Paul that the first 4 are a little soft, but think it's more that they're a little dark. Capturing a white bird against such a dark background without blowing highlights is an achievement! You might want to try spot metering in those circumstances so you don't have to turn the eV down so low, or make some more eV adjustment in your post processing. Anyway, as Paul says - "mighty fine photos"!
 
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NH on tripod is a fine shot.
I try (not always successful) to shoot with support no matter the light :)
 

Ibn

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drueter said:
Hi, Eric! Nice composition on these photos! I agree with Paul that the first 4 are a little soft, but think it's more that they're a little dark. Capturing a white bird against such a dark background without blowing highlights is an achievement! You might want to try spot metering in those circumstances so you don't have to turn the eV down so low, or make some more eV adjustment in your post processing. Anyway, as Paul says - "mighty fine photos"!
Thanks, Don. I think I actually used CWA on these rather than matrix and then processed them for EV afterwards also. My script doesn't correct for the changes that were made but rather just displays them as they're coming off the camera. I'll have to omit them next time or revise the script. :)
 

Ibn

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bfjr said:
NH on tripod is a fine shot.
I try (not always successful) to shoot with support no matter the light :)
Thanks, Ben. I use the tripod as often as I can myself. The only exception to this case would be the flight shots, since the shutter speeds for those are pretty high already. That might change if and when I decide to pick up a sidekick for the markins.

Thanks guys for your honest opinion.
 
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Eric,

Hard to do a really good evaluation on my monitor here at work, but except for the piggy these look OK to me sharpness-wise. A little soft maybe, but I think you may be right about the jpeg quality level. I save my shots for the web at level 12 (PS CS).

I'll check them again when I get home, but in any case, they are very good captures.
 
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