Egret in fur coat?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by me, Feb 17, 2014.

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    me Guest

    me, Feb 17, 2014
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    Tim Conway Guest

    Nice shot.
    I like your blurred background. I don't understand. Isn't that what we're
    all after in a shot like this - along with sharpness of subject, etc.?
    Unless of course you are trying to show the habitat also.
     
    Tim Conway, Feb 17, 2014
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    Wally Guest

    Background is fine, windblown feathers would usually not be.

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    Wally, Feb 17, 2014
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    me Guest


    Thanks, the comment to the blurred background was a shot at RichA's
    post regarding such. In my case it's pretty much impossible shooting
    560mm at maybe 20 yards when the background is across the creek
    several hundreds of yards away.

    Subject: Re: Blurred out backgrounds. Band-aids for boring subjects
    and photography?
     
    me, Feb 17, 2014
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    me Guest

    I'm not sure if your comment is wrt to the feathers in this specific
    photo or in general. Personally, I prefer the extra character of the
    windblown feathers which are not blurred imo given 1/1000s shutter
    speed. There were many shots without such.

    http://edwardgruf.com/2014-02-16+/slides/_DSC8597.jpg
     
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    Wally Guest

    That's fine, your preference. To me, the bird's character would trump
    the feathers' character. This guy is just meatloafing. Try in-flight
    shots or the bird calling or feeding or fighting.

    Just a detail re framing -- I would allow more space in front of the
    bird. That's part of the bird's personal space and it is best to
    include it.

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    PeterN Guest

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    Savageduck Guest

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    PeterN Guest


    Do you really take him seriously? His opinions are rarely in accord with
    rational thinking and belief.
     
    PeterN, Feb 17, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    Windblown feathers add character.\
     
    PeterN, Feb 17, 2014
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    me Guest

    This is a shot from my afternoon dog walk up the street I choose to
    share taken at the end as I was getting cold. The egret was out on a
    pier post 20 yards from shore, there is no foreground whatsoever as I
    had walked up to the shoreline as I was trying to get the windblown
    feather shot.

    I'm looking to see what you choose to share with the group. As for in
    flight I shared two eagle shots earlier. Where's yours?

    These were taken just prior to the egret shot and once again I was
    disappointed with the APS-C performance of the D300. These are
    straight out of BiibleLite with minimal sharpening and can improved
    upon with additional post processing but I wouldn't call them winners.

    http://edwardgruf.com/2014-02-16+/slides/_DSC8518.jpg

    http://edwardgruf.com/2014-02-16+/slides/_DSC8519.jpg

    http://edwardgruf.com/2014-02-16+/slides/_DSC8521.jpg

    So what have you shot this weekend that you'd care to share with us?
     
    me, Feb 18, 2014
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    me Guest


    Thanks Peter.
     
    me, Feb 18, 2014
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    me Guest

    Welcome back Rita.
     
    me, Feb 18, 2014
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    Savageduck Guest

    If it was Rita we would have had an image of the South facing end of a
    north bound chocolate lab, festooned in egret feathers, caught in
    mid-squat delivering a load.
     
    Savageduck, Feb 18, 2014
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    me Guest

    A pre-emptive strike:

    http://edwardgruf.com/F-22Craptor.jpg
     
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    Wally Guest

    Nothing last weekend, but this is from January.
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g6ewsip8cup13k4/MsDXOaoINx

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    Wally, Feb 18, 2014
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    Savageduck Guest

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    J. Clarke Guest

    Which reminds me of a news item on "flying fox" bats being released into
    a park in Australia. There is a very nice photo of one of the bats
    included with the article. The bat is urinating.
     
    J. Clarke, Feb 18, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    Another decision. If I show the whole bird, which is in the image, I
    lose the beak. ou know I don't always play by the "rules."
     
    PeterN, Feb 18, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    Nice action capture. How is your focus lock set on the D300. What glass
    are you using?
     
    PeterN, Feb 18, 2014
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