Duck photo

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Carsten Bauer, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. Carsten Bauer, Jan 3, 2004
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  2. Carsten Bauer

    Ubiquitous Guest

    Well, subject (foreground) underexposed... :)

    Otherwise a nice photo.
    Ubiquitous, Jan 3, 2004
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  3. Ever asked a duck to turn his head into the sun?

    Thanks :)
    Carsten Bauer, Jan 3, 2004
  4. Carsten Bauer

    Ubiquitous Guest

    Well, no, but I could try asking a photographer to use partial metering, or
    at least in some way allow for the shaded subject.
    No probs!
    Ubiquitous, Jan 3, 2004
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    elZee Guest

    elZee, Jan 3, 2004
  6. Thanks
    Canon 90-300mm lens was used, Canon 300D camera, using 1/200th 6.3f
    Yeah, maybe should have used flash.
    Carsten Bauer, Jan 3, 2004
  7. Carsten Bauer

    Dave Ello Guest

    Hi Carsten,

    Nice shot. In response to the "underexposed" comment earlier in the
    thread - quite some time ago I bought a Sekonic light meter and did some
    ambient exposures of ducks up the road in Lane Cove Nat. Park. I almost
    threw the meter in the water after seeing how 'underexposed' the images
    looked. What people fail to understand (this is whether your shot is
    underexposed or not) is that the eye naturally adjusts for light levels and
    we tend to see dark things (ie - animals, black cars etc.) as being brighter
    than the camera sees them when exposed for ambient light.

    I guess in this educated ng these words are less than enlightening but for
    me it was something of an eye opener (no pun intended). Needless to say,
    I've kept the L508 and we now have a very beautiful relationship!

    As for your shot, I agree with the catchlight comment - perhaps an on-camera
    flash at -1 to -1.5 would have brought out the eye and added something. (Of
    course this is something you can do easily in PS, but I would advise using
    one of the 'catchlight' tutorials online to ensure it looks like a bought

    Dave Ello, Jan 5, 2004
  8. Carsten Bauer

    Henrik Guest

    Have you thought of using fill flash or getting a Better Beamer flash
    it is nice to see local shots!

    thanks for sharing

    Henrik, Jan 5, 2004
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