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 Post subject: Blue tit & robin
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:49 pm 
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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.

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Robin
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hi jay nice pics mate superb detail

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Thanks very much murray, both taken with my Sigma 70-300mm.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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