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 Post subject: Blue tit & robin
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:49 pm 
Hi all, I was watching my bird bath the other day and captured these two, both images cropped and some light PP.

All comments welcomed.

Blue tit
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Robin
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Jay.


Last edited by Jayman69 on Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:20 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:09 pm 
hi jay nice pics mate superb detail


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:15 pm 
Thanks very much murray, both taken with my Sigma 70-300mm.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:21 pm 
spot on, i think the sigma works better on the nikon than the sony a 200
actually no its just me lol


and appologies for last time for keepin you awake i got carried away(thats newbies for ya lol)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:28 pm 
I'm not sure on that one i think it's just down to the settings used, as for keeping me awake, not at all fella i'm up until all hours. :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:36 pm 
sun came out today a got this one and few macro shots and that was it today

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ps im an owl to lol


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:43 pm 
Nice turtle dove nice n clear. I go at all times depends if i'm at my own place or my girlfriends house.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:48 pm 
thanks jay,i got the misses an two kids i cant escape to me own place lol


ps hopin she dont read this post or its a kick in the eyelash for me lol


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:54 pm 
HAHAHAHAHAH

How are you finding the Sigma lens now are you starting to get to grips with it??
Managed to find what settings work best with it?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:02 am 
im still in experimental mode with aperture priority dull days f11 bright days 5.6f or 8fstop iso200 mostly like i say still sussing it out but as a beginner im chuffed ive gone from auto to aperture already i dont know if thats a good thing yet thoughlol


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:15 am 
Not bad going, on dull days try setting your Iso up to 300/400 this should help with shutter speeds,
also set white balance accordingly as this also helps with the outcome of the image, can save a lot of PP later.

Wood pigeon
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Pigeon of some description
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Jay


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:23 am 
thnks jay, ive heard somewhere that setting white balance to cloudy most of the time is supposed to give a nice effect to pics dull or bright have you heard about that?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:26 am 
From my own experiences its best to set it as you encounter diff conditions or leave it on auto if you aren't sure,
on some pics i took with wrong WB they all had a horrid blue cast to them, most were deleted.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:35 am 
yes good point jay i like the pics of the pigeons by the way the ruffled feather detail is great





ps, is it me or do the pigeons look like thier on steriods , or am i shrinking lol they look massive these days


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:41 am 
Cheers.

I don't know about the steriods but i do know that wood pigeons are
about the largest pigeons around, doves are generally smaller in stature.

Both pics taken from inside my girlfriends house the tree they are on/near
is about 15/20 feet away.

Also i tend to find i get the best results from my lens on sunny days around the f8 to f11 mark.


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