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And here are some of the 'Dutch' great crested grebes


lidy

Link Posted 07/07/2010 - 19:34








Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships. - Ansel Adams -

Algernon

Link Posted 07/07/2010 - 20:12
Nice bright light Lidy... the colouring's spot on.
Great crested grebes are rapidly becoming the new swans
round here.
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

Tobio

Link Posted 07/07/2010 - 21:56
Very nice shots with good reflections. On my crt monitor the Grebes- shots I took look terrible but these look good. My Grebes look too dark and they have a horrid yellow cast. Do they look that way on your monitor? I edited the shots on my laptop, which I've read has a bad screen and there they look nice(I only edit my photos on my laptop because my desktop comp is too slow and I want to finish editing as fast as possible). My crt is old and the shots look bad there so I'm not sure which to believe. Please comment on that.

Regards,
Tobio
Best regards,
Tobio

K20d with Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di SP macro , smc da 18-55 mm, smc da 50-200 mm and smc da 55-300 mm + Metz 58 af-1. Editing with Pentax Photolab, Gimp and Paint.net.

lidy

Link Posted 07/07/2010 - 22:08
Thanks Tobio. I just had another look at your pictures - which I like a lot as I said before - and I really can't see a yellow cast. The colours look fine to me and are not too dark either.
Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships. - Ansel Adams -

Tobio

Link Posted 07/07/2010 - 23:04
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lidy wrote:
Thanks Tobio. I just had another look at your pictures - which I like a lot as I said before - and I really can't see a yellow cast. The colours look fine to me and are not too dark either.

Ok, thanks for checking. My old monitor then is to blame. I need to try calibrate the monitor somehow.

Regards,
Tobio
Best regards,
Tobio

K20d with Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di SP macro , smc da 18-55 mm, smc da 50-200 mm and smc da 55-300 mm + Metz 58 af-1. Editing with Pentax Photolab, Gimp and Paint.net.
Last Edited by Tobio on 07/07/2010 - 23:11

i-Berg

Link Posted 08/07/2010 - 06:24
No 2 is my pick of the three, as the birds are filling the frame. Nice colours, and the focus seems good, down to the beads of water on the back of the first bird.

If anything, perhaps the crop on the right side could be less tight, so as to include the whole foot?
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George Lazarette

Link Posted 10/07/2010 - 07:49
Tobio wrote:
Ok, thanks for checking. My old monitor then is to blame. I need to try calibrate the monitor somehow.

Regards,
Tobio

Try this. Takes no more than a minute and is free. It's very simple, but it might do the job. If not, you'll want something more complicated.

http://www.calibrize.com/index.html

G
Keywords: Charming, polite, and generally agreeable.

George Lazarette

Link Posted 10/07/2010 - 08:00
I agree with I-berg that No 2 is best. I am fascinated by the idea of whether animals have facial expressions, and if so, whether they provide a clue to mood or character.

It's clear, at least to me, that dogs have quite obvious facial expressions, and are capable of expressing a number of different moods. In picture No 2, the expressions on the bird's faces (especially the youngster on the right) are priceless.

G
Keywords: Charming, polite, and generally agreeable.

Tobio

Link Posted 10/07/2010 - 10:32
George Lazarette wrote:
Tobio wrote:
Ok, thanks for checking. My old monitor then is to blame. I need to try calibrate the monitor somehow.

Regards,
Tobio

Try this. Takes no more than a minute and is free. It's very simple, but it might do the job. If not, you'll want something more complicated.

http://www.calibrize.com/index.html

G

THanks for the tip. I'll check it out when I get back home.
Best regards,
Tobio

K20d with Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di SP macro , smc da 18-55 mm, smc da 50-200 mm and smc da 55-300 mm + Metz 58 af-1. Editing with Pentax Photolab, Gimp and Paint.net.


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