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Getting the hang of the new lens. A great capture, I can't see a v2. The only slight problem is the cheek white is slightly blown, always difficult in quite bright light.
Steve.

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Ah-ha v2, I was too quick. The colour is much warmer and suits the subject better. A lovely shot, still slightly blown on the cheek though.
Steve.
pdcche 5 4 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 6:24PM
Great images Lillian, i agree V2 is not so focused, V1 for me today.. Peter
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 6:33PM
Although V1 is better focused, Lillian, I prefer V2 for the colours. Two super images.
Carol
2 super images Lilian - again!! I think I like the pose on V1 but the colours on V2!! Hope things have been OK with you over the last few days - I haven't been around so have missed everyones latest news - must try to catch up! Louise
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
6 Feb 2011 6:42PM
Excellent captures, Lillian. The cheeks are very slightly over-exposed, but the detail and colour is excellent in both images. Carol
6 Feb 2011 6:51PM
Beautiful captures! I prefer the second one but thats only my opinion.
Sam.
Alvar 9 23 2 France
6 Feb 2011 6:52PM
Great captures Lillian. Hope all is well.
Alvar
lianna 6 13 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 7:14PM
Lovely Lillian!!! Like them both Smile x x
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 8:08PM
damn I lost my message being nosey looking at your exif data, I notice you are set exp comp 0.00 you may find it better to set this at -0.3 or even -0.7 you need to play a little with the exp comp as while these are good shots they are a little too bright
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
6 Feb 2011 8:19PM
Both very nice images of the GTs. Prefer the colours of V2 but the focus in V1 is indeed better. Enjoying seeing your progress with the new toy! Hope life goes better with you? George is enjoying his "freedom" all be it with 2 sticks for now.

Ann
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 8:19PM
you are getting some good practice - mine has been in the bag for two weeks......

Linda
6 Feb 2011 8:19PM
Hi Lillian v1 for me, great,regards Gray.
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
6 Feb 2011 9:14PM
Hi Lillian
Lens takes some time to get used to and you are getting there! V1 for me.

Regards

Trev.
tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 9:34PM
Showing some lovely detail with #1 Lillian and I think #2 is only a bit soft where it's turned it's head; do prefer the warm tones of #2 though.
Seeing these, it's also looking like you've only just got enough light, uing ISO 1000, and maximum aperture, so in better light the results will improve further with improved IQ from the sensor and the lens will probably be better stopped down a touch to f8 too.
Tim
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 10:12PM
Thank you all for the advice and great comments am very appreciative of your time, sorry have not got to see you all yet, but you know me...never just leave a vote, if you take the time to present your image..I will take the time to comment and also vote enjoy your week, and take care of your loved ones..you never know what is around that corner...
Lillian
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
6 Feb 2011 10:15PM
Think you have it about right Lillian V1 better for focus and V2 much better for a natural colour. Might be worth checking on your White Balance too.Changing the balance to suit the light conditions is always worth the effort.
Ron
moiral 6 12 Scotland
6 Feb 2011 10:16PM
You are certainly getting the hang of the new lens. V1 for me. Moira
fudgy 5 48 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 10:30PM
two lovely shots , prefer v2 Smile
AshTree 6 1.7k 6 England
6 Feb 2011 10:44PM
I prefer the more natural colouring of V2 - V1 seems to have an unnatural blue colour cast. Two lovely captures, though I'm no expert at bird photography, not something I do (haven't got the patience Wink).

Theresa
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
6 Feb 2011 11:14PM
V2 for me Lillian, the colour seems more natural. V1 is probably sharper but the colour seems a little harsh. I learn a lot from reading all the other comments - and I do need to keep learning. Take care.
Joan.
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 12:04AM
two beautys lillian cracking detail andcolours v1 for me today a belter nice one Wink
andy
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
7 Feb 2011 1:25AM
Good shots Lillian,and as you say,V1 is the sharper of the two !!
Mick.
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
7 Feb 2011 1:55AM
all been said Lilian, lovely images
dennis
Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
7 Feb 2011 2:03AM
Beautiful shots.
Brian
7 Feb 2011 8:19AM
beautiful duo and good advice about exposure comp i use it a lot myself
Ray42 8 3 England
7 Feb 2011 8:32AM
Two good shots - agree with above about being a tad overbright - lost some of the detail in the whites in the cheeks
7 Feb 2011 9:46AM
Lovely work Lillian
Doc
7 Feb 2011 10:04AM
Great shot Ann
Well captured Smile
Ricky.
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 10:23AM
OK, called Ann again, who is this AnnWink
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
7 Feb 2011 12:02PM
Two super captures, Lillian Smile. As said above, V1 is beautifully sharp, though the overall colour is rather blue. The focussing in V2 is slightly out, but think the colour in this is lovely. So, think it will have to behalf a vote for each!
Trev Smile
7 Feb 2011 12:23PM
Love that pose in V2
WL_Harris 7 3 2 United States
7 Feb 2011 12:29PM
I also like the focus of v1 but the colors of v2.
I wonder if both were shot with the same white balance, v1 seems like bright light and v2 seems like cloudy WB.
Lee
DanielD 6 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 12:38PM
Superb duo, Lillian - great details for V1 but V2 got the vibrant colours Smile- Did you measure the WB? Can you share with me some of the first impressions about your new Sigma?

Daniel
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 2:24PM
2 Lovely shots Lillian. I found setting the WB to cloudy made colours better
V1 looks a bit blue, or if you shoot raw try to warm a bit. Its not easy to get used to a new lens,i find f8 iso 400 speed 500 works best for my sigma 120-400. Hope this helps.
Brian
danbrann Plus
11 620 17
7 Feb 2011 3:06PM
Spot on Lillian.
7 Feb 2011 4:02PM
Two very worthy shots Lillian.
Rob
7 Feb 2011 4:36PM
Both versions are well taken Lillian, optimal depth!
Gabriel
stephenscott 6 8 2 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 5:03PM
Two nice detailed images Lillian with great detail..

Steve..
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
9 Feb 2011 2:31PM

Quote:I notice you are set exp comp 0.00 you may find it better to set this at -0.3 or even -0.7 you need to play a little with the exp comp as while these are good shots they are a little too bright


Hi Lillian, what Ann is saying in a round about way is that the shots are over exposed. Both a little soft on focus but it looks as though you have done well choosing a different white balance for V2, this is a point I raised on your earlier shot and pleased you took the advice on board, colours look good,
Geoff.

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