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One taken at the weekend at Lakenheath Fen, thank you for all your kind votes & comments on the Blue Tit,
hope you all have a good day,
Ali SmileSmileSmile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:EF300mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Feb 2013 - 3:06 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Robin
Username:ali63 ali63
Uploaded:22 Feb 2013 - 9:38 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 9:47 AM

Pin Sharp Gorgeous Robin, Super shot...John

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
22 Feb 2013 - 10:10 AM

This is excellent Ali !! A stunner !

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 10:39 AM

Good shot well detailed with a good eye, could use a little more saturation IMO

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 10:42 AM

Super shot in what looks like dificult light to work with!

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 10:48 AM


Quote: Super shot in what looks like dificult light to work with!

The light was very harsh i'm still trying to get to grips with the settings etc, but it's fun learning.

Ali

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 10:50 AM


Quote: Good shot well detailed with a good eye, could use a little more saturation IMO

Good advice,thank you,
Ali

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 11:30 AM

Nice capture, Ali.
If you are using Photoshop I suggest that you adjust the exposure levels a touch,
There's a better image hiding there.
Saturation is not the answer to this image.
Colin

Last Modified By Norfolkboy at 22 Feb 2013 - 11:31 AM

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Graham_P
Graham_P  7 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 11:53 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Alison,
Looks like the light was quite harsh on this image which is never easy to deal with.
Looking at the exif info you were using +1ev which has over exposed the image, it's not a problem with saturation.
You've got a good lens there, try using it at f7.1, I've been using the same lens with a 1.4ext for some years and get excellent results from it. Wink

Graham.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10866 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2862 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 2:05 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Use +1 if the subject is predominantly bright, to over ride the camera metering system which will underexpose. That didnt seem necessary here. But, its a digital camera; you can see its overexposed immediately when you review the shot, and have you info set to show burned areas by flashing them on the screen, - check this out if you dont know how; then take the shot without the +1. I know the bird would be gone, but its a good habit to get into, and its takes maybe 5 seconds to do, and will improve your shots significantly. An overexposed shot has overexposed, or less dense colours, - what you see is what you get.

The sweet spot for this lens is between f/5.6 and f/8, so cant see 7.1 making any difference really, and it will have zero effect on the exposure. The 1.4 TC loses you a full stop, so you f/4 is effectively an f/5.6 lens.



regards


Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 22 Feb 2013 - 2:08 PM

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 3:16 PM

Hi Alison, good advice from Colin and Graham... your exif suggests you record in JPG, try using RAW as you can recover some under or over exposure and change the white balance, however if you prefer JPG try not to use Auto WB as often gets it wrong and not always easy to rectify.

That said and bearing in mind you didn't ask for critique it's still avery nice imageWink

Trev

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jaymark1
jaymark1  6 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 - 4:04 PM

Lovely image, Ali.

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Graham_P
Graham_P  7 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 4:14 PM


Quote:

The sweet spot for this lens is between f/5.6 and f/8, so cant see 7.1 making any difference really, and it will have zero effect on the exposure. The 1.4 TC loses you a full stop, so you f/4 is effectively an f/5.6 lens.

It gives a 420mm focal length with IS and there would be very few times when photographing wildlife that an aperture larger than f5.6 would be of use. It's light to carry and you can still work within what's just been quoted as it's sweet spot. Having used the combination for a good few years I can be very confident that f7.1 produces the best quality images. Wink

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 - 5:13 PM

Excellent image Ali. Lots of detail
Jim

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 7:33 PM

It may need a few tweaks on the settings but this is still a great Robin picGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin.
I'm no real expert but I always take a couple of test shots when setting my camera up when using jpeg only. Also I never have the WB on auto in jpeg as it is too risky. Wink
Ryan

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7122 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 7:46 PM

Saturation ?????? the last thing this image wants. Good shot Ali especially in difficult light

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6533 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 8:54 PM


Quote: Saturation ?????? the last thing this image wants. Good shot Ali especially in difficult light

That's what I thought, its all down to over exposure and you have already had good advice regarding that, apart from that its a really nice image. - gary

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milky
milky e2 Member 11milky vcard Wales
23 Feb 2013 - 1:38 AM

Nice image, Lighting bit to much, But a beautiful capture------MilkyWink

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