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Today's birding efforts

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Steve S, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    The Osprey and the Mallard were underexposed, and all shot @ISO 800 to boot with my 2X, so I did the best I could with those. Probably should've switched to the 2Hs, for better noise control at this high ISO. The Osprey was about 400 ft away in strong wind, so that's the extent of my excuses for today :rolleyes:  .
    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/8.0    1/1000s    ISO 800

    This one turned out pretty good, imnsho :biggrin:
  2. Hi Steve, I like these images and especially the last one of the Great White. Good detail in that shot and the push off with the feet and the translucent look to the wings makes the image.
  3. Im with Gordon on these Steve. Love the last shot!
  4. Blake

    Blake Guest

    Great Shots!

    Lil Blue is my favorite. Much better noise control than the other images. If you can edit out the blades of grass on the birds chest all the way down to the bottom of the image it would make the image that much better as they are somewhat distracting.

  5. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Steve, the images are really great. I like each one. Flight shots are good.

    I would hit it with a bit on NR though.
    (could also be this LCD monitor)
    Let me know.
    Cause I am having a horrible time PP my stuff.
  6. FishSauce


    Aug 10, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Very beautiful
  7. genera


    Oct 6, 2005

    I love the Great White. You caught it at the perfect instant in time.

    Gene A
  8. Steve Very nice the only one where I see some noise is the osprey but nothing that bad were these at Bear Point or the canoe launch
  9. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    the 1st look like they need a little NR reduction
    the last 2 are just fine
    and all are well captured.
  10. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Thanks guys. I think the combination of severe cropping and underexposure led to the osprey and mallard being so noisy.
    And Mike, these were all shot at the retention ponds over at the high school near Harris and me.
  11. radz


    Nov 12, 2005
    Nice shots,Egret take off is my fav.
  12. some nice shots Steve. Wish I was with you on that shoot...
  13. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Thanks Rathika & Harris. Hey Harris, maybe we can find a little time later today for some shootin?
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