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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:42 pm 
Went for a walk with a few friends last week and spotted this "Karate Kid Heron" on a rooftop.

It behaved downright imperial, strutting around and surveying all it's minions (us)...was a big laugh actually :-)

These are 15% crops

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Focal Length: 200mm
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Exposure Bias Value: -0.67eV

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wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:33 pm 
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15% crops of this quality from your lens/body-combo?
That proves just how good this combo is!
Nice catch :D

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really nice!

did you use a tripod?

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LahLahSr wrote:
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Looks like it's been gorging on the fermented barley. A tipsy heron! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:28 am 
LOL..hey,

thanks for the kind words :-)

Paukl - it was hand held. The high shutter speed and the VR worked together well on this occasion.

Hey Thomas - in respect of your sense of precision
Originals = 3008 * 2000 = 100%
First one is 1144 * 916 = 17.40%
Second one is 1107 948 = 17.46 %

The 15% was just an estimate. Even so - yes I'm quite happy with the D40!

Hey Bob - you're right. At first I thought Karate Kid - but with your comment I now more see W.C. Fields - Heron Style.

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(1066*686=12.13% crop)

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I keep hearing that Phil Collins, Genisis tune....'''I can't dance".
Fancy footwork on the feathered friend.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:24 pm 
Sweet shots Lah!!

Love the first shot, like Bob said I thought he was going to fall off after having had a few heron drinks :D

great light as well

Thanks for sharing!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:08 pm 
Some really nice shots indeed! that the first time i see sucha bird so its quite interestin!

looks that combos is really good as thomas stated! You cough him (the bird) at some very good angels, even tho i must say i mostly prefer the last one that you posted because of the sun rays on him :D


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:02 pm 
very nice shots, these are all making me feel like my state is getting more boring every day.


On a different note, Is a "15% crop", cropping the picture 15% off the edges of the photo and the picture we see here is 85% of the original.

Or is this only 15% of the Original photo and 85% is cut out?


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15%-crop means that 85% of the pixels are cut away and onyl 15% remain :idea:
As this (pixel-count that is) is measured in 2 dimensions, on a linear scale you'd cut off about 60% from the width and 60% from the height, or 80% of the width and 20% of the height, or...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:38 pm 
Hey Thomas,

maybe I'm not following you:

3008 * 2000 = 6016000 = 100%
1144 * 916 = 1047904 = 1047904/6016000 = 0.174 = 17.4%

Do I need to take remedial math? (too late for me, this old dawg can't learn any new tricks..lol)

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What the... erhm duck? Is that bird supposed to look like that? :D

Anyway, nice shots.

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Very cool expression and poses!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:34 am 
LOL..ROFL..

Hahaha.... karate kid Heron... spot on Lah !!


Hahaha.....


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