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Posted By: dcmsox2004, 10-05-2009, 10:34 AM



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10-05-2009, 11:13 AM   #2
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Swans are magnificent looking creatures. I can appreceate the simple elegance of your shot and only wish the highliights on his/her back were recoverable. Especially like the grey looking water (reflected clouds) with the white bird in lieu of brown/green/blue water.
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tinkered ever so slightly on the 2nd pic.... any ideas on how to properly 'meter' as to not blow out the highlights on the swans' back but not lose detail on the head???
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Have suffered through that a lot with the Great White Egrets but have it down pat now. Shot with spot metering on white birds and RAW. Both are important to get the perfect exposure but you can often do pretty well with just one if you forget the other. For example, I took this shot of an Egret with wing spread at mid-day in full sun. Normally recipe for disaster but after a summer spent learning I know can count every feather of slightly different shades and this took almost no PP since whatever I did made it worse!
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/74612-nature-da-300-meets-egret-lunch.html

A little bright on top but had to accept that to get the wing detail i wanted. Without spot metering and RAW this would have been a mess regardless of how I PP'ed it.

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Good results.
Apart from Lee's suggested changes, including to spot meter the swan, also consider a lower perspective and a tighter crop.
The B&W conversion is excellent.
Well done.
10-05-2009, 01:32 PM   #6
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thanks guys for the tips.... most of these shots are usually taken on the fly so to speak...
by the way, if anyone has a da*300 they're not using..........lol........ i can dream, can't i??
(i use my 55-300mm pentax for these shots)...
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