yesterdays photo


davem

Link Posted 22/03/2007 - 19:32
Hello all,


I was at the Leighton moss RSPB reserve yesterday and manged to nab this picture of a teal using the DS and a Sigma 50 - 500mm. I have not altered the image at all.

[http://www.ephotozine.com/gallery/showlargepic.cfm?photoid=848700]

Does it work as a wildlife image?

What improvements would you suggest either in technique or digital enhancement?

Looking forward to your comments
Thanks

Dave

HowardJ

Link Posted 22/03/2007 - 20:28
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from Davem

...a teal using the DS and a Sigma 50 - 500mm.


What a clever duck I hope it did not get the camera wet.



Sorry!!!!!

Could not access the image - will try again soon.

Howard
Cymru Am Byth

davem

Link Posted 22/03/2007 - 20:43
That is why I need to save up for a K10D! Perhaps we british could train ducks in photography in the same way that the Americans have trained dolphins. It would save us alot time waiting for the right photo.

Thanks for trying to look. I have checked the link - it does work.

Dave

HowardJ

Link Posted 22/03/2007 - 20:56
Got the link to work successfully.

I like it, with one minor comment - the plant in the bottom right hand corner is a bit distracting.

Must try to get to Leighton Moss again - not that far from here.

Howard
Cymru Am Byth

Ammonyte

Link Posted 22/03/2007 - 20:57
I like the colours on that Teal. I think I would have looked for a shot where part of the duck wasn't obscured by vegetation.

Here's my view of a Mallard http://www.ephotozine.com/gallery/showlargepic.cfm?photoid=839565
Tim the Ammonyte
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HowardJ

Link Posted 22/03/2007 - 21:19
And here's one I took near Askrigg last summer. A not so ugly duckling!

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j311/Tinywales/birdsandbutterflies/duckling.jpg

Are we going quackers

Howard
Cymru Am Byth

ChrisA

Link Posted 22/03/2007 - 23:25
Not a duck..

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/chris5gd/IMGP0964ssh.jpg

Is the washed-out part easily salvageable?

Mongoose

Link Posted 23/03/2007 - 09:59
HowardJ wrote:



What a clever duck I hope it did not get the camera wet.

probably related to this guy

www.whattheduck.net

Ammonyte

Link Posted 23/03/2007 - 12:53
ChrisA wrote:
Is the washed-out part easily salvageable?

Was the original shot in RAW or JPG? RAW would give you more room for adjustment, but either way, the highlights look pretty well blown to me, and I doubt you'd get much detail back.
Tim the Ammonyte
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K10D & sundry toys
http://www.ammonyte.com/photos.html

ChrisA

Link Posted 23/03/2007 - 13:02
Ammonyte wrote:
ChrisA wrote:
Is the washed-out part easily salvageable?

Was the original shot in RAW or JPG? RAW would give you more room for adjustment, but either way, the highlights look pretty well blown to me, and I doubt you'd get much detail back.

It was JPG, regrettably, but either way I can't say I'm surprised.

I'd only had the '10 about three days when I took that... that's my excuse for it not really being up to scratch..

Ammonyte

Link Posted 23/03/2007 - 13:15
Trouble with Swans is that they are so blinking white! They are very hard to capture well, and if you do manage not to blow out any part of them, then they often look too dark and "muddy". All things considered I think you did a pretty good job there under the circumstances.
Tim the Ammonyte
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K10D & sundry toys
http://www.ammonyte.com/photos.html

stevo

Link Posted 23/03/2007 - 13:24
When photographing white birds against a dark(er) background you invariably need to under-expose in order to avoid blowing the highlights like this, even when shooting RAW. I normally use manual exposure for swans and seabirds.

The K10d does give you more headroom than the *istD, but it still pays to be careful.

Steve

davem

Link Posted 29/03/2007 - 21:58
Thanks for the comments Howard and Tim.

I tend to capture the moment with wildlife rather than consider the whole frame.

Every time the duck moved away from the weed it shoved its head in the water or went into the shade.

Such is life

Dave
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