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Michaelaw
02-22-2009, 09:09 PM
All taken with an Olympus E-510 except the raccoon which was caught on an E-3.

http://www.redzonefilms.com/pics2/dragon5.jpg


http://www.redzonefilms.com/pics2/mallard1.jpg


http://www.redzonefilms.com/pics2/attitude.jpg

Thanks for looking:)

Michaelaw
02-22-2009, 09:11 PM
http://www.redzonefilms.com/pics2/calculationssm.jpg

Gem
02-22-2009, 09:12 PM
Love all of them! Wouldn't mind having the duck framed and hung on a wall :D Great job!

Mad Aussie
02-23-2009, 12:53 AM
Yeh real nice stuff Michael!

Lovin
02-23-2009, 01:21 AM
Michael, please say more about E-3 here :
http://www.photography.ca/Forums/showthread.php?t=2106

Thank you !

JAS_Photo
02-23-2009, 02:16 AM
Gorgeous!

GregL
02-23-2009, 05:05 AM
These look great! I like the isolation of the subject you have in 1, 2 and 4 shots

kat
02-23-2009, 09:43 AM
I absolutely love the duck!!! But they are all great!

tomorrowstreasures
02-23-2009, 01:11 PM
Fantastic !!! I wish I could have the clarity in my shots that you do... how do you do that????

kat
02-23-2009, 01:15 PM
Fantastic !!! I wish I could have the clarity in my shots that you do... how do you do that????


I was wondering thte same thing. What do you use..post processing? If you don't mind. I never seem to get photos this clear.

Michaelaw
02-23-2009, 01:57 PM
Thanks everyone! To get these images this clear I start with either an Olympus E-3 or 510 set to RAW format. These two cameras will deliver same quality images for the most part. Next I use a 70-300 mm Zuiko lens to get as close as I can to the subject. More often than not I will shoot pics like these at f5.6 because I like the DOF I get with this lens. Next step is to open them up in PS3 and see the results. Out of 100 pics I expect maybe 5 or so to be keepers. In PS3 I will do a manual levels adjustment til' all the tones are correct or as close as I can get them. Next I go into selective color adjustment and tweak colors so they're a tad stronger. Finally I will add a shot of unsharp mask to counteract the jpg fuzzies when I re size the file for the web. I like to shoot in good light when possible but I can't always wait for it...
I'll post a before and after for you in a sec:)

Michaelaw
02-23-2009, 02:03 PM
before

http://www.redzonefilms.com/pics2/pinea.jpg


After

http://www.redzonefilms.com/pics2/pineb.jpg

tomorrowstreasures
02-23-2009, 02:49 PM
thanks, Michael! I will play when I get home!

kat
02-23-2009, 02:51 PM
Thanks! Guess it's time to get the manual out!!!