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johnke Plus
3 223 15
22 Feb 2013 9:47AM
Pin Sharp Gorgeous Robin, Super shot...John

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22 Feb 2013 10:10AM
This is excellent Ali !! A stunner !
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 10:39AM
Good shot well detailed with a good eye, could use a little more saturation IMO
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
22 Feb 2013 10:42AM
Super shot in what looks like dificult light to work with!
ali63 Plus
4 733 1 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 10:48AM

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
ali63 Plus
4 733 1 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 10:50AM

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

Good advice,thank you,
Ali
22 Feb 2013 11:30AM
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
Graham_P 9 1 19 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 11:53AM
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.
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3344 Canada
22 Feb 2013 2:05PM
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
Trev_B Plus
9 146 68 England
22 Feb 2013 3:16PM
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
Lovely image, Ali.
Graham_P 9 1 19 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 4:14PM

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
22 Feb 2013 5:13PM
Excellent image Ali. Lots of detail
Jim
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 7:33PM
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
Mike_Smith Plus
8 270 1 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 7:46PM
Saturation ?????? the last thing this image wants. Good shot Ali especially in difficult light
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
22 Feb 2013 8:54PM

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
23 Feb 2013 1:38AM
Nice image, Lighting bit to much, But a beautiful capture------MilkyWink

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