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Posted By wmarkroberts [Profile] [Gallery] Original Filesize 863.1 KB
Category PentaxForums Exclusive Gallery Original Dimensions 1828 x 914
Date Posted 01-19-2013 Number Of Views 2,318
Average Rating 3.92, 12 votes Number Of Comments 4
Title In the spotlight
Description American Flamingos. The spotlighting effect was achieved in camera; the birds are standing in a shallower area that appears brighter due to sun reflection off the bottom. The effect is exaggerated by the very low (and painful!) position from which the photo was taken, leaning over the side of the boat with my camera nearly kissing the water. Many thanks to birding guide Diego Nuņez for getting me into position while ensuring we didn't disturb the birds. My gratitude also to the PEG judges for constructive advice on composition and colour balance in the sky, which I have implemented in this resubmission.
Camera K-5
Lens DA* 300mm F4 ED[IF] SDM
Location Rio Lagartos, Yucatan, Mexico
EXIF Information:
File Name flamingos_spotlit_PEG_v2.jpg File Size 883788 Bytes
File Date 2013:01:21 12:31:38 Camera Make PENTAX
Camera Model PENTAX K-5 Date/Time 2012:02:28 11:30:30
Resolution 1828 x 914 Flash Used No
Focal Length 300.0mm (35mm Equivalent: 450mm) Exposure Time 0.0003 s (1/4000)
Aperture f/4.0 ISO Equivalent 125
Exposure Bias -0.30 White Balance Auto
Metering Mode Center Weight Exposure Mode Manual
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Really nice. Congrats.
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Just came across your image of the flamingos .... Superb!

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Yep. Just beautiful - superbly so!
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Many thanks!
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