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Mad Aussie
02-28-2009, 08:11 PM
This guy just seemed to want his photo taken :confused:

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/IMG_0740.jpg

tirediron
02-28-2009, 10:33 PM
:highfive:

Iguanasan
02-28-2009, 10:51 PM
Snapped this one yesterday..

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_8Q3edxpMqBs/SaoEnmsEVgI/AAAAAAAAD_Y/Gub2yqevsHs/s800/IMG_2229.JPG

I noticed you controlled the exposure much better than I. Their breast is incredibly white.

Mad Aussie
02-28-2009, 11:00 PM
Yeh the whole photo looks a stop over to me. For some reason the camera saw the scene as dark I think and upped the exposure on you. Do you have the exif data on it? Or a link to your picasaweb album where I can view it?

He has very pale feet doesn't he?

tomorrowstreasures
02-28-2009, 11:52 PM
thanks for sharing both of you!

Iguanasan
03-01-2009, 12:10 AM
Yeh the whole photo looks a stop over to me. For some reason the camera saw the scene as dark I think and upped the exposure on you. Do you have the exif data on it? Or a link to your picasaweb album where I can view it?

He has very pale feet doesn't he?

He does. I also noticed that the beak is a different shade too. They must be cousins ;)

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Mqh1nW487kwImPUPnCWUkw?feat=directlink

I got a few more but this gull had the best focus. If I could have combined the focus of this one with the exposure of my next shot I would have been bang on ;)

Mad Aussie
03-01-2009, 12:24 AM
Well .... the exif data is interesting ...


ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: 4.5


Obviously the fstop could have been and should have been higher. Must have been a very, very bright day.
I'm guessing it was an automatic setting and not a manual selection seeing as the shutter speed is so high and the aperture so wide.
I'm sure a quick play in curves would right the exposure somewhat.

They DO look like the same species don't they? Maybe yours is just damn cold!! ;)

JAS_Photo
03-01-2009, 03:23 AM
I love the way birds always look like they are posing.

Mad Aussie
03-01-2009, 04:30 AM
Mine was posing ... he walked up and as I raised the camera he turned 180 and then looked back ... it was like he was on a catwalk! :)

Marko
03-01-2009, 10:19 AM
Shot 1 looks awesome on my monitor which has been dulled down after calibration (a topic that will be released as a podcast tomorrow or tuesday)

Nice capture!

Iguanasan
03-01-2009, 11:40 AM
Well .... the exif data is interesting ...

Obviously the fstop could have been and should have been higher. Must have been a very, very bright day.
I'm guessing it was an automatic setting and not a manual selection seeing as the shutter speed is so high and the aperture so wide.
I'm sure a quick play in curves would right the exposure somewhat.

They DO look like the same species don't they? Maybe yours is just damn cold!! ;)

I wish I could claim it was an automatic thing but no, just my own silliness. Have you seen the other thread about forgetting things... ;) I just finished taking a shot in the shade. I was shooting manual and just spun up the shutter speed to get close to a proper exposure. I had neglected to check the aperture. :( The next couple of shots were better exposed but didn't focus as well. Point and shoot cameras do have their drawbacks...

Mad Aussie
03-01-2009, 01:20 PM
thanks Marko

Mad Aussie
03-01-2009, 05:10 PM
Thought I'd add a few more ...

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/IMG_1273_2.jpg

This was a bully! He kept chasing the other gulls away with this aggressive pose
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/IMG_1846.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/IMG_8202.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/IMG_8225.jpg

Mad Aussie
03-06-2009, 08:38 PM
Here's another I took this morning ... poor little guy only had one leg but he was still able to enjoy the morning as it breathed life into the day.

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/_MG_2807.jpg

jjeling
03-06-2009, 08:52 PM
Ooooh! I cant help this one out.

Sorry about the blown out whites though.

Mad Aussie
03-06-2009, 08:58 PM
:D love the claw!

jjeling
03-06-2009, 09:04 PM
my favorite part as well