Thanks Flew! I take it I'm improving! It was finally a warm enough day and it was a crystal clear one at that! I actually enjoyed sitting out and watching for the birds to come. As a bonus, a bunny hopped in but I haven't gotten around to see if he/she will be postable. I'm really liking my 300mm and I'm looking forward to learning how to use my jubo!Now see how much better it is to actually go outside and shoot Dianne. :biggrin:
Nice shots. :smile:
LOL, Thanks Gary! Today was a gorgeous day! No clouds, not too cold, and the birdies just seemed to know I needed the practice. I had tons of them to practice on! I'm gonna keep practicing so I'll be ready for my eagle shots next year!I'd say you got a good one I had to put my sun glasses on they are so bright a clear. LOL
Thanks! I'm not sure what's going on with panda - the exif info should be there!Dianne Very nice, Very sharp and good detail. 300 with 1.4 = 420mm. So what is the exif?
Thanks Louie! My next project will be to try the 300mm and jubo on dirtbikers. I figure it will give me good practice to learn before I try it on birds in flight. My wonderful hubby will be quite accommodating on jumping for me! Who knows, I may end up with another lens by next year! :wink:Good going Dianne. Patience pays off. The 300/f4 is quite a lens.
Thanks Connie! Actually, my originals remain as my originals. The processed photos go into another folder. I'll have to pay more attention to the way I save things, funny thing, I do everything the same way and sometimes the exif info is there and sometimes not. Dunno what to think! But yeppers, I'm lucky that I was able to get this wonderful lens at a great price and a hubby that affords me the toys!Very nice, Dianne! Amazing what a difference a good lens can make, eh? You've got a dandy! Works well with the 1.4x TC, too! You were lucky, as you had really good light for these, too. Well done!
Yes, I think when you do "save as..." that will preserve your EXIF data but if you hit "save for web" that does not. When you hit "save," I hope that it is not on the original, but rather a copy of it, so that you've always got your original to go back to if later on you want to tinker with a particular image again!
Thanks Nick! Well, I actually just use nikon view 6 right now. I'm having some minor problems with the PC and need to take it in to the shop. I've bought Nikon Capture NX and Elements 5. I know I have a long way to go - especially in learning this post processing thing!Dianne,
Your photographs are great! The only nit-pick I have is they appear to have been sharpened a skosh too much, the clue being some white and black "haloing" about the bird against the sky.
What software do you use? Elements or CSx? Or something else? If CSx, check out this site.
expecially Chapter 5 using hiraloam sharpening in the Luinance channel only (no helos ever unless very heavily abused)
Thanks Phil! part of my problem was getting in too big of a hurry and my settings would often be wrong or something. The wind was a challenge yesterday, but it was a fun day - while waiting for birds, I'd shoot my iris's or anything else I could find! And oh yeah, I'm loving this lens!!!!!!Very nice captures, Dianne. We can see that you are now getting very comfortable with the 300/4 + TC. What a great combo.