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01-16-2012, 11:36 PM
Just curious what you think,

Mad Aussie
01-17-2012, 05:07 AM
They both appear to have been cropped in a long way which has degraded the quality somewhat, but I like the timing in that 2nd shot.
Both are also a bit over-exposed.

01-17-2012, 07:33 AM
I agree they are overexposed-no details on white feathers.Like first one,on second you can clone out branch on right side.

01-17-2012, 09:22 AM
Just another voice agreeing with the two above me :)

01-17-2012, 02:02 PM
Yeah, they were cropped quite abit, these rascals don't let me wander too close. I see what you mean about the detail in the white feathers. I'll have to figure out a way to overcome that. I'm thinking this is easier said than done but maybe my next posts will be improved. Thanks so much for the input.

01-17-2012, 02:45 PM
Yes,it is not easy. Try to use -EV compensation.I have similar lens and always need to use -1/2 to -1 EV.

01-17-2012, 11:49 PM
Thanks Vyeko, I will try that. I've never used this before, maybe this will be my missing ingredient

01-19-2012, 11:17 PM
Only thing I can add is the grey blur in the top right corner of the first one is a bit distracting to me.

01-21-2012, 11:36 AM
i give you a lot of credit for going out there in the cold and making the effort! Both shots are nice - but as mentioned above, improvement can be made. That said, you took waaaay better bird pics than i ever could!

01-26-2012, 12:56 AM
Thanks Susan, I really enjoy trying to capture wildlife but I have quite a ways to go. As far as that gray blur in that one pic, I have no idea what that is, I hadn't even noticed it before. I'll have to check my original since I don't remember seeing it.

03-10-2012, 06:48 AM
Yes,it is not easy. Try to use -EV compensation.I have similar lens and always need to use -1/2 to -1 EV.

+1 .. i use compensation a lot .. on my monitor there appears to be a bit of a halo starting in #2 .. and i would have cloned out the gray spots in both images .. those branches in #2 ... and everything except the branch he's standing on in #1

Bol Ray
03-29-2012, 04:27 PM
may I suggest shooting in manual mode. you could first set the exposure on a trial object under similar lighting conditions and then you should (in theory) not face the over exposure problem. the only caveat being when the birds fly under a branch, they will be under exposed by about 2 stops.

I agree with you though avian photography is really difficult to plan for.