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A curious little Bird of Prey at Africa Alive

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Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:30 Jul 2012 - 2:39 PM
Focal Length:285mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.4
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:A curious little Bird of Prey at Africa Alive
Username:pdunstan_Greymoon pdunstan_Greymoon
Uploaded:9 Aug 2012 - 8:13 AM
Tags:Africa alive, Bird of prey, General, Pets / captive animals, Portraits / people, Wildlife / nature, Zoo
Votes:19

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philhomer
philhomer  446 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2012 - 8:28 AM

some excellent detail although personally i would not have taken this one - you will likely find that as you do more of a similar subject you will become more criticial and will not pick up the camera when the subject is on it's pod or within it's shelter.

if you have no issue with the environment but perhaps find the white area of the shelter distracting then try using quite heavy negative exposure compensation and very very low-powered fill-in flash, IF your subject to background distance is great enough you can achieve a dark background and the correc exposure of the subject.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2012 - 8:39 AM


Quote: Some excellent detail although personally i would not have taken this one - you will likely find that as you do more of a similar subject you will become more criticial and will not pick up the camera when the subject is on it's pod or within it's shelter.

if you have no issue with the environment but perhaps find the white area of the shelter distracting then try using quite heavy negative exposure compensation and very very low-powered fill-in flash, IF your subject to background distance is great enough you can achieve a dark background and the correc exposure of the subject.

What more can be said, however he is rather charming.

Regards Nathan

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Margaret101
Margaret101 e2 Member 3Margaret101 vcard United Kingdom
9 Aug 2012 - 8:41 AM

A beautiful sharp image. great shot

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pdunstan_Greymoon
pdunstan_Greymoon e2 Member 2pdunstan_Greymoon vcard United Kingdom
9 Aug 2012 - 8:45 AM

Thanks for the feedback, it is something I will use for the future.
As it happens on this occasion I had no flash with me anyway and the weather had turned poor for the actual flying displays, so I tried to get the best I could from the birds on their perches.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2012 - 9:18 AM

Like the details in the feather here, the colours make it stand out in the thumbnails
Regards Richard

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
9 Aug 2012 - 9:25 AM

Stunning, excellent detail. Great capture.

John

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sambass
sambass e2 Member 2sambass vcard United Kingdom
9 Aug 2012 - 7:54 PM

Very powerful image, high detail of the feathers and can even make out the clouds reflecting in his eye.

Wonderful job!

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tonyguitar
tonyguitar e2 Member 232 forum poststonyguitar vcard Canada24 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2012 - 5:34 AM

The perch is not a problem if you are really interested in the bird and all his detail.
He's comfortable with it so then am I. This is a beautiful and detailed image The bird is interested in something to his left and that adds to this well composed image. I don,t see any heavy straps around his ankles so the image is top notch in my view. TG

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