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A few images from yesterday... 3 or so hours travel to an area / venue that may not have been accessable, an abandoment by my driver, a long walk up a very slippy hill....

feeling sorry for me yet? No, nor me. Although it was c. 4 hours or more round trip for 1/2 dozen shots - i hope you will find them worthwhile.

I wonder if i could ask a favour from anyone that has the time... whilst my edit machine is calibrated, my upload machine is not - images on epz look dark occasionally even by my standards / preferences but the same images on my own site do not.

If you have 2 minutes, could you please take a peek at the site and let me know whether this phenomana is correct or whether my anti man-flu drugs are causing hallucinations.


Meanwhile, back to epz

For the less experienced - note the alterations or variation from my own default Exposure Compensation of - 2/3. If left to it's own devices the camera would assess the scene as being relatively bright and potentially under-expose the subject which of course would then be compounded by the -EC.

As these images were taken for forthcoming tuition days you will see that the range here is from -2/3 throught to +1/3.

Daft as it may seem it is really difficult to remember to take 'bad' images sometimes and I have to go back to do them again! Doh.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1DS Mark II
Lens:300.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Jan 2013 - 4:11 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Cloudy
Title:Snow 'n' Owl
Username:philhomer philhomer
Uploaded:19 Jan 2013 - 7:53 AM
Tags:Barn owl, Flight, Owl, Owl flight, Owl in snow, Owl photography, Pets / captive animals, Snow, Wildlife / nature
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
19 Jan 2013 - 7:59 AM

Excellent !!GrinGrin

johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 10:32 AM

Nothing wrong with this shot.Obviously it was overcast and i think this obviously helped with the mood. Compositionally exceptional for this shot. Well from the way I have learned, Maybe sort of that elusive eye glint. I think maybe I am old school but I was taught focus & composition are the most important followed by exposure. It was my privilege to view this thank you.

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95932 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 5:13 PM

I would have thought, this wonderful set of images, would have received a lot more attentionSad

One of the portraits is WOWTongue

Adrian

JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 9JohnoP vcard
19 Jan 2013 - 5:41 PM

Wonderful set of images. John

philhomer
philhomer  437 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 9:21 AM

Many thanks to all above. The overcast feel was due ot the fact that it was still snowing and as such the sky was flat all around - could have done with a little sun breaking through..

Adrian, take a moment to read a couple of lines in the middle of my 'about' section - this may explain a few things Wink

I would rather have comments / votes from one person that knows what they are doing / talking about rather than 100 from those that 'like' Owls / Kitterns / trains! My own commentary of both my own and other people's images adopts the Josey Wales philosophy.

There is also the minor point that some will now knowingly vote on captive birds / animals and of course (unlike some) i always include that category heading in my tags.

Last Modified By philhomer at 20 Jan 2013 - 9:25 AM
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