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07-11-2013, 11:02 PM   #826
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HI Larry,

Very Nice!!!

Difficult shot to meter -- needs a bit of overexposure to retain the detail in the front, so slower than usual shutter speed too -- well done handheld. Good job on the PP also.

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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
This may be on e of my first hand held shots using the DA*300.
This hawk landed on a telephone pole near my back yard and I knew I wouldn't have time to set up the tripod.
I quickly assembled the DA*300 on the Q and put the LCD loupe to help me get the shot.
The sky is an ugly grey and the bird was back lit but I was pleased that I was able to get the shot without a tripod.
I tried some PP in 'new to me' Topaz detail and denoise along with cropping and contrast in LR4.
Wow Larry - you are the hand holding king! I can't even get a steady shot hand holding the 135mm.

And for the light conditions, you did great with the little Q especially for a quick off-hand shot.

Great work!
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
This may be on e of my first hand held shots using the DA*300.
This hawk landed on a telephone pole near my back yard and I knew I wouldn't have time to set up the tripod.
I quickly assembled the DA*300 on the Q and put the LCD loupe to help me get the shot.
The sky is an ugly grey and the bird was back lit but I was pleased that I was able to get the shot without a tripod.
I tried some PP in 'new to me' Topaz detail and denoise along with cropping and contrast in LR4.
Nice going Larry I knew you could do it

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Thanks very much Scott, Stan and Hans

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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
This may be on e of my first hand held shots using the DA*300.
This hawk landed on a telephone pole near my back yard and I knew I wouldn't have time to set up the tripod.
I quickly assembled the DA*300 on the Q and put the LCD loupe to help me get the shot.
The sky is an ugly grey and the bird was back lit but I was pleased that I was able to get the shot without a tripod.
I tried some PP in 'new to me' Topaz detail and denoise along with cropping and contrast in LR4.
great shot larry!!!!
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Focusing and framing at the same time while handheld like that is really really really really really hard. Impressive!
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Thanks Amy and VisualD.
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Very impressive capture. Wow. Amazing shot. I have to get a loupe on my Q.
thanks
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Thanks Barondla. The loupe definitely helps.
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I found their nest.
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Great find!
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Great find Larry, it must have been hard to see form a distance

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QuoteOriginally posted by alfa75ts Quote
So you rescaled the K-5 shot up to match the size of the Q shot? That's probably not the fairest way to go. Try down-scaling the Q shot to match the K-5.
QuoteOriginally posted by alfa75ts Quote
I thought it was about what the Q can achieve, not how badly software up-scales.
There was no up-scaling done. The K-5 shot was cropped, i.e. the edges were clipped. There was still enough resolution left to show the photo without interpolation.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mamethot Quote
Great find!
Thanks.

QuoteOriginally posted by hnikesch Quote
Great find Larry, it must have been hard to see form a distance
Once I figured out where they were going after a hunt I had to keep looking for movement in the tree. It is pretty well hidden, as the tree is in the middle of a very urban area.
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I don't have a tripod here so I used the back of a chair to help "stabilize" myself for the shot.
The lens is a Tokina 100-300mm Konica mount. Shot at 300mm.
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