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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
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Snow 'n' Owl II
Username:philhomer philhomer
Uploaded:20 Jan 2013 - 9:07 AM
Tags:Barn owl, Flight, Owl, Owl flight, Owl in snow, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
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philhomer  559 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 6:11 PM

not a single comment today, you're all being very reserved!

philhomer  559 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 6:13 PM

Quote: Not a single comment today, you're all being very reserved!

actually, 28 votes here - 18 yesterday across a number of images.... surely that must mean that there is some critique out there for yesterday's ?

Last Modified By philhomer at 20 Jan 2013 - 6:14 PM
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