Generally speaking i leave my 'wildlife' images pretty much as shot - not that i am neccessarly a purist, just that my time and editing skills are somewhat limited.
However, Friday's images (uploaded Sat) were perhaps a litte lack-lustre due to the weather conditions so i have attempted to tweak this one a little to see whether it is imporved in the eyes of yourselves.
I woudl normally wait for the right conditions before making a shoot but i think that 'good snow' is still quite rare here and it doesn't look like we are to get the ideal situation of retained snow and good lighting - although i have to doff my hat to epz member Karen Summers for some great work in this area.
For the newer members etc -
I would normally shoot with a little negative Exposure Compensation to avoid or reduce the possibility of 'blown or over-exposed highlights. Most of the time i shoot in Aperture priority, only rarely using full manual - at which point of coures EC is disabled.
In a situation such as this however, where the image has a predominance of white or light tone, the camera would generally produce a darker image than required and potentially begin to silouhette the subject - the likelihood is inversely propertional ot the size of the subject within the image.
Here i shot with Zero EC, but some of my shots from the same shoot were taken at +1/3 and i think even +2/3
|Camera:||Canon EOS-1DS Mark II |
|Lens:||300.0 mm |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||18 Jan 2013 - 4:12 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/2.8|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|
|White Balance:||As Shot|