Flying Birds Cloudy Day


Jal87

Link Posted 28/01/2013 - 15:57
Highly overcast day. My camera was set as: F5.6, ISO 800, Shutter speed 1/800 since I was trying to capture birds on sky (grey background). However, when a bird was flying 12 feet above ground I quickly took a picture and it came under exposed. After playing with Photoshop this is what I have got. Posting original and edited pictures. Picture taken with Pentax K-5, Pentax DA 50-200mm ED WR


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Porst Reflex Auto 55mm f1.2, Pentax DA XS 40mm f2.8, Pentax M 50mm f1.7, Pentax DA 18-55mm ED WR, Pentax DA 50-200mm ED WR, Pentax M 80-200mm f4.5
Last Edited by Jal87 on 28/01/2013 - 16:01

Frogfish

Link Posted 29/01/2013 - 08:30
Jalal - I think you are better off shooting in TAv mode. Let the ISO float up to whatever you are happy with as a max (I used 1,600 on the K5). Pigeons are very fast flyers and you'd normally need more than 1/800 to catch them sharp, try 1/1600 to start with perhaps.
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Last Edited by Frogfish on 29/01/2013 - 08:30

Jal87

Link Posted 29/01/2013 - 20:21
Frogfish wrote:
Jalal - I think you are better off shooting in TAv mode. Let the ISO float up to whatever you are happy with as a max (I used 1,600 on the K5). Pigeons are very fast flyers and you'd normally need more than 1/800 to catch them sharp, try 1/1600 to start with perhaps.

Thanks mate. I took a few shots today with TAv mode. The weather was so cloudy that ISO went to 5000 while shutter speed was 1250 (f5.6). Hence I set ISO max 3200. But then some shots came under exposed. Here the best picture (compared to all other noisy pictures) of today. I am not good at Photoshop and very new to DSLR terms so I don't know how poor/good my editing is lol.

I am the hobbyist.
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Porst Reflex Auto 55mm f1.2, Pentax DA XS 40mm f2.8, Pentax M 50mm f1.7, Pentax DA 18-55mm ED WR, Pentax DA 50-200mm ED WR, Pentax M 80-200mm f4.5
Last Edited by Jal87 on 29/01/2013 - 20:32
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