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Hello everyone. My interest in photography is recent, I am a musician, my job is to manage and produce concerts, courses and other musical events. I live in Brazil, on an island called Vitória. Be welcome!
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  • Kind of blue

    Hello Willie.

    I was checking my settings and yes, I was in servo mode with continuous shooting. Additionally I also set the focus action for the back button, the same way I do for bird shots. I found that the focus on the back button was not as useful as it usually is for birding. Maybe reconfiguring it to the normal position would be better.

    Very nice mod!

    On exposure compensation, in this case would a positive compensation be better, or would any compensation be better?

    Thanks for the assertive comments.

    • 24 Oct 2018 9:30AM
  • My cotton waves

    Sorry for the dirt on the sensor, I should better examine my lenses before using them, sometimes they take the dirt to the sensor. I was lucky this time, because it did not compromise the photo, but the sensor cleaning has already been provided. Smile
    • 18 Oct 2018 9:20AM
  • It's Mine !

    Great capture!
    • 17 Jul 2018 1:25PM
  • Birds watching

    Thank you all. Smile
    • 17 Jul 2018 1:24PM
  • Yellow-headed Caracara

    The lens was placed on the window frame. In that case, for the first time, with a lens with stabilization, should it have turned off or exclusively horizontal? Even placed on the frame the lens was not firm, my position was pretty bad.

    Yes, face-to-face, well observed. We spent about five minutes there staring at each other, shooting from the inside of the car is very good as far as it goes, it would not have gotten that close any other way. The bird's posture demonstrates how curious I was with my action.

    About the bird

    The name "caracara" is an Argentinean onomatopoeia for the sound emitted. And on the other hand "cara" also means face, in Portuguese.
    The most commonly name in Portuguese is "Carrapateiro", because it feeds mainly on bovine and equine parasites such as ticks. "Carrapato" means tick, in Portuguese. Curious.

    Great mod!
    • 8 Jul 2018 10:02AM
  • Little Blue Heron

    Yes indeed the Sigma is heavy and not very well balanced.

    Willie's mod is very clean, interesting.

    DaveNewbury is on the verge of exaggeration but definitely has his style.

    I think the color corrections were very efficient.

    Thank you all for your time and skill.

    • 6 Jul 2018 6:59PM
  • Sand drawing

    These drawings always inspire me, I think I'll try to take more pictures of them.
    • 30 Apr 2018 2:27PM
  • Beach of stones

    ...there's a tilt to the horizon, which showed up as i cropped.

    Interesting. When I photographed I checked the digital level of the camera and it was right. But when I saw the photo on the monitor I noticed that two factors gave the impression of an uneven horizon: the movements of the waves in the left and a little distortion of the lens. So I made a slight tilt of a few degrees, the same tilt that you noticed (and corrected) when you cut your modification. Is the digital level always right?
    Thank you!
    • 6 Apr 2018 4:39PM
  • Owl (Athene cunicularia)

    I am always open to your suggestions, John. I love your work. Smile
    • 4 Jan 2018 9:36PM
  • Cicada - Versigonalia ruficauda

    Thank you all for the comments.
    • 29 Oct 2017 6:19PM
  • American oystercatcher - Haematopus palliatus

    The noise is the result of an excess in the post-production sharpness, yes. An attempt to bring some details of the feathers. Viewing now I think I could have gone up to f11 to compensate for the softness of the lens at maximum zoom.

    The greenish coloring may have been caused by the surface of the stones almost fully covered in green algae at this location specifically.

    What was the method used in color correction?

    Thanks for the comments. I hope to bring other photos soon.


    • 11 Sep 2017 4:34PM
  • Vitória Cityscape

    Hello, thank you all for the ever so pertinent comments.
    On motion, well I used a tripod with a weight tied up in it, but I was on a parking lot, may have happened movement caused by the vibration of the structure, yes, or by the wind. I used the camera timer to shoot.

    I found that the levels adjustment had a great impact on the photo, even compressed, Moira's version is much better. I have not posted much but I keep taking pictures.

    • 19 May 2017 4:39PM
  • The sea, the city - I

    Quote:Wonderful work!

    Thank you very much!
    • 5 Mar 2017 10:06AM
  • Social flycatcher

    I need to discipline myself to do some comparisons before publishing.
    • 5 Nov 2016 6:37PM
  • Rising from the concrete

    Quote: Like you I have a Fotodiox ' smart adapter ' ...

    I have an intriguing question about these adapters, mine is Commlite.
    I realized that there is no way to have depth of field preview in this setup. The diaphragm will be fully open until I shoot. If I want to set the aperture depending on the depth of field I will have to take a picture and evaluate the resulting working by trial and error. My original e-mount lenses closes immediately as I adjust the diaphragm, which makes more sense for a mirrorless camera, I guess. The Fotodiox works the same way? Is there any way around this problem, or it is not a problem at all?

    • 31 Oct 2016 10:04AM
  • White Peacock Butterfly - Profile

    Thank you, Tony.

    I Wish I had had more time because there were very interesting dragonflies and birds also, but with a tour group would not be possible.
    • 19 Oct 2016 2:07AM
  • Rufous Bellied Thrush Over White Sand

    Thanks for the votes and comments. Grin

    • 11 Sep 2016 6:08PM
  • Natural Pools II - Red

    Thank you. I'm thinking of going back in that place with better conditions. Smile
    • 24 Aug 2016 12:30PM
  • Natural Pools I

    OS was not available, and manual focus. I took about 50 pictures of different algae and a fish, lost the most. I will publish three algae of different colors I selected.

    Nice mod, Willie.
    • 22 Aug 2016 12:54AM
  • Southern lapwing - side view

    Yes I admit it has some flaws here. Today I've edited again saturating a little more color and thought better. The sunlight was almost at its peak intensity, difficult to achieve uniform illumination.
    Thanks for the comments and votes.
    • 8 Aug 2016 1:21PM
  • Narcissus - the myth

    Hi Robert, your modification greatly improved the picture. Good job. Egrets are very common in Brazil. There are some black herons also, I try to shoot something in the coming days. Fascinating birds.

    • 5 Aug 2016 12:53PM
  • Tropical Mockingbird

    I fully agree on the focus. About 10 photos of this bird were taken, ranging from f8 1/320 and f7.1 1/400, with focusing adjustments and I immediately noticed the movement in most of them, but was trying to keep the ISO 400. I used the monopod few times, I need to practice. I can keep the camera firmer if I'm crouching or anchored in a trunk when available. The set is nice to use by hand, more practical of course, this may be a way. I know the breathing technique, but not always use, field work can be exciting and sometimes I forget about breathing. I expect more of the monopod, but like I said, I need to practice.
    • 3 Aug 2016 1:12PM
  • Mimus Gilvus - Sabia da Praia

    The electronic adapter (Commlite is the brand) allows me to use Canon lenses in the Sony bodies with control of the diaphragm by the camera. The AF works in some lenses only. With this lens, AF misses 90%, and it is too slow, other users also describe this behavior. The adaptdor have different degrees of compatibility with each lens.

    On the shutter, in my experience (or my limited experience), less than 1/1000 gives me a lot of blurry photos. Sometimes I used a monopod, but that day I was not.

    The adapter is a hollow, has no glass inside and in no way affects the optical performance, it is not a teleconverter.

    In my next oportunity I'll take a monopod and close the diaphragm to f8 or more, let's see how much sharper it can get.

    About manual focus, assuming that the AF is not available, which would be more effective, focus peeking or MF assist?

    Thanks for the comments. Still very interested in birds and have a limited budget.

    • 1 Aug 2016 12:22PM
  • Sundancers

    There's something mesmerizing, really enjoyed it.
    • 27 Jun 2016 8:26PM
  • Zebra Long Wing Butterfly

    • 31 May 2016 9:01PM
  • A Place in the Sun

    Probably yes.

    Imported from North America for many years and now considered illegal pets. They end up getting shelter in public parks, children love them. There is a South American species very similar to this, known as Brazilian Water Tiger. Smile
    • 30 May 2016 1:54AM
  • Turquoise Honeycreeper - Dacnis cayana

    As always, very useful information is offered to me here. I was thinking of a Sigma 70-300mm. It is cheap and people say it is a decent lens. There is a large group of enthusiasts of the old lenses on the Internet, so also I contemplated the Vivitar or Tokina lenses, manual focus, but I changed my mind.

    As Willie noted, in other pictures of my portfolio, in situations with more light and closer or bigger objects, the result is considerably better, but still not great.

    Another issue that interests me a lot here is the workflow.
    The uncropped version presented is JPG coming straight from the camera in "standart style" with +3 points of contrast and also sharpness +3.
    The cropped version was edited in LR and PS following this sequence of steps:
    Set white balance to daylight; crop; set exposure to +0.5; set shadows +60; set dehaze to +10, set noise reduction to +25. After that the picture was transferred to the PS in RAW and the following steps followed:
    set auto contrast, test intelligent sharpess, test HI pass filter and compare. In this case I got the hi pass. Finally, saved as JPG.
    • 12 May 2016 12:20PM
  • Would you dare the door?

    Very cool indeed. Something very interesting must be behind this door.
    • 1 Apr 2016 5:47PM
  • Nothing changes

    Very cool that you could keep it in good condition all these years.
    • 1 Apr 2016 5:43PM
  • Crab with Mussels II

    Guys, thanks for the comments, sometimes I'm too busy with my non-photographic work and it takes a while until I can answer. Also it takes time until I have the opportunity to apply the suggestions, because not all the conditions here are favorable for shooting. Last week I went back to the beach of the Four Turnstones at the right time of the tide, but it was cloudy and the atmosphere was quite different, just to give an example.
    • 1 Apr 2016 5:28PM