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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeAG View Post
    Enough already!

    You guys are spoiling it for me!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll never take another bird photo. These are a fantastic collection. You've obviously all got fantastic lenses, and lots of patience and talent. I was about to post a giant eagle owl spotted near Lufupa in Kafue NP, Zambia.......it blotted out the sun when it flew over our car.......but looking at all this brilliant stuff there is no way I'll ever post another bird photo on here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeAG View Post
    I'll ever post another bird photo on here!
    You are not going to get away that easily! Post, we are waiting! Spook this applies to you as well!
    Remember this is not a competition but sharing for comments and crit
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    Quote Originally Posted by mfuwefarmer View Post
    Remember this is not a competition but sharing for comments and crit
    I'm a new member, must say I like this centense, especially the sharing part. Always want to know where it was taken, some spots is just so much easier to aproach the birds for better photo's.

    Please help, I have search al over the site, but cannot find the conditions of photo DPI, size ext to post them.

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    Probably my best bird in flight so far.

    ISO200, f5.6 and 1/1600, -0.3EV. Shot with a Nikon 70-300VR lens. Not much post processing, added some saturation, and changed WB to "day"

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    Yes your best BIF....... very nice Leon, are you still using spot metering?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfuwefarmer View Post
    Yes your best BIF....... very nice Leon, are you still using spot metering?
    This one I got with 3D matrix. Result is very good. Also got some sacred Ibis and the result also very impressive. Think I will use spot only from hides or relatively stationary birds, unless of course, you tell me otherwise.

    Also LOVE that max ISO, min shutter speed feature of the D90. Makes MASSIVE difference.

    All the best.

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    Hi

    Your adjustment on the EV - do you use this as standasrd or do you make adjustments PP?

    I also read somewhere that the reason for EV adjustment is to get more detail under the wings in flight - is this correct?


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    Think the 3d matrix or normal matrix is better than spot. I have to date never used spot but I guess in difficult lighting situations spot would be good.

    Have you tried +.3 ev on the darker birds?

    I went to our de-watering channel at the mine today....my excuse "environmental inspection" and we saw the following which you guys dont have down there: Coppery Tailed Coucal, Yellow- Mantled Widowbird and what I think was the Blue-Breasted Bee-eater.

    Now I need to collect some evidence for my personal collection, so will be taking the D90 mounted with the big boy....hope were are lucky!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kesheshe View Post
    I also read somewhere that the reason for EV adjustment is to get more detail under the wings in flight - is this correct?
    Some of the real professional guys use +.3 maybe +.7 EV to get light in under the dark wings which makes some sense but I guess it all depends on your metering mode and circumstances prevailing as I have seen the same guys working with -.3EV resulting in excellent shots we can only dream of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WS_Debtfree View Post
    Please help, I have search al over the site, but cannot find the conditions of photo DPI, size ext to post them.
    Welcome to the community!
    Look at this on "how to..." http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...ad.php?t=22678

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    Does it make a differnce if you take you shot with adjusted EV or adjust PP - is it better to have it set when taking the shot?


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    You can do minor adjustments in PP but be careful in loosing IQ very quickly. That's why you have to try and get the best shot only to be tweaked in pp.

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    thanks

    looking at these 2 threads on ODP which is helping me learn a bit.

    http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/forum/...highlight=bird

    http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/forum/...highlight=bird


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    Hi Guys,

    Interesting discussion on managing your exposure for detail under the wings. For flight photos I normaly overexpose 1/3 to 2/3 stops except if the light is very harsh. But, I must hasten to add, I only shoot in RAW format and adjust the light levels in Photoshop when I process the photos. With limited overexposure you don't lose the detail under the wings. I was taught to rather over-expose than under-expose. However, if there is clouds in the sky you burn out the whites with over-exposure. I included a few examples of these exposures.

    mfuwefarmer - It's not nice to torture western cape members with their limited bird life with your wonderfull sightings up north. Go get us a few photos to drool over. Remember nowadays it is deemed very necessary to keep a photographic record of all things on the mine for your environmental performance assessment (ISO 14001). How's that for a legal excuse to go take photos!

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    Oops, second try on the photos.
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    Jip its a good excuse! At 1 of the other mines in SA near Badplaas I had a trout pond with monster trout in: my excuse was we had to check the quality of the water, the budget for restocking :environment!

    I was really very exited when we spotted the birds mentioned, but totally under prepared. The sad thing is the locals are shooting them with catapults.
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    I like the 1st picture as those pigeons are fast and difficult to pan.
    You are 100% correct with the over exposure and RAW is essential.

    But just as critical as correct exposure is your ability to track the in flight bird and thats where I fall down flat.

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    Some of the ones I got. How can I do better?
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    A friend of mine started his own new web page. Have a look and enjoy. He also enjoys overlanding. I have invited him to join the forum and hopefully he will join soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfuwefarmer View Post
    Think the 3d matrix or normal matrix is better than spot. I have to date never used spot but I guess in difficult lighting situations spot would be good.

    Have you tried +.3 ev on the darker birds?

    I went to our de-watering channel at the mine today....my excuse "environmental inspection" and we saw the following which you guys dont have down there: Coppery Tailed Coucal, Yellow- Mantled Widowbird and what I think was the Blue-Breasted Bee-eater.

    Now I need to collect some evidence for my personal collection, so will be taking the D90 mounted with the big boy....hope were are lucky!
    Hi Bertie,

    Have not tried +0.3EV, but after reading, and other, I will most certainly.

    Go get those exotic species and post for us, please man.

    Regards,

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