Raptors!

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Gr8Tr1x, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    I met with CliffB and 4labs at the carolina Raptor Center today for the annual PhotoWild event. I shot mainly with a D200 and Sigma 150mm 2.8 Macro with TC. For some reason, I had trouble with sharpness...and I don't know why. This lens is very very sharp. I even tested it last night before the event. Nosie was an issue too....lighting was fairly dim, and to keep backgrounds from going too dark, I had to keep ISo up a bit. Oh well....perhaps it was low contrast lighting and the feathers...in any event, this is what I came away with.

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  2. Maybe the black-and-white photo is a little soft. The others look very good to me. Well done.

    Regards,

    Eduardo.
     
  3. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Yes, the BW photo is an IR photo...and they have a tendency to be soft since the camera focuses at a different wavelength than IR. That is a common issue with IR photos.
     
  4. Nicely done Looks like you all had a good time

    Thanks for sharing
     
  5. They all look beautiful to me! I especially like the owls! great job!
     
  6. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Yeah we did, but it feels like cheatin' when they are tied down :wink:

    I'd love to get shots like these (and the ones you post) in the wild. It aint gonna happen with a 150mm lens though!
     
  7. The last one is sweet Josh..
     
  8. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Thanks Eric. I think that'll be my competition submission.
     
  9. niknd501

    niknd501

    May 13, 2006
    Illinois
    These are all really good Josh...I agree the last one is very good.
    But I also like the owl...
     
  10. nice work Josh
    I have had days like that and I'm convinced it's almost always the light
     
  11. Vienna Pics

    Vienna Pics

    Nov 14, 2005
    Virgnia
    All great shots Mike! I hope you have more to share.
     
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