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#1 elcab18

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 12:10 PM

Spotted these two together (same day as the one I posted yesterday but in a different area).  This one took on a bit of an artsy look, maybe even that of a drawing (but I like it) :), strong crop on this one.

 

iso 4000, 500 mm, f 8, 1/400

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 12:22 PM

Really nice.  Beautiful composition, texture and muted colour.  Personally I would get rid of those faint traces of water in the background (and that bit down in the lower right corner.)  They feel to me to be too much and not enough, if you know what I mean.  I also might be tempted to crop just a tad off the left side. I really like this one, Doug, very elegant.


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 02:54 PM

Two for the price of one this time Doug, adding interest to the composition.


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 04:28 PM

Really nice.  Beautiful composition, texture and muted colour.  Personally I would get rid of those faint traces of water in the background (and that bit down in the lower right corner.)  They feel to me to be too much and not enough, if you know what I mean.  I also might be tempted to crop just a tad off the left side. I really like this one, Doug, very elegant.

 

Thanks Kerry!  I thought about getting rid of the water ripples, there were many more in the original but I shot it one and a third stops under exposed -_-, upon raising exposure in post most of them disappeared, thanks for the suggestions!


Thanks Kerry!  I thought about getting rid of the water ripples, there were many more in the original but I shot it one and a third stops under exposed -_-, upon raising exposure in post most of them disappeared, thanks for the suggestions!

 

 

Thanks geedee!



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:34 AM

Beautiful, nothing wrong with artsy: - we should all do more of it (Most of my portraits look like Picassos anyway).



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:39 AM

Spotted these two together (same day as the one I posted yesterday but in a different area).  This one took on a bit of an artsy look, maybe even that of a drawing (but I like it) :), strong crop on this one.

 

iso 4000, 500 mm, f 8, 1/400

I am a fan. Nothing wrong with artsy. Interesting - I see more noise in this one at ISO 4000 than the first at ISO 6400.



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:23 AM

Thanks guys, me too John, maybe from the hard crop, little crop on the other one.



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:35 AM

Hi Doug
Beautiful (both this and the single heron). Almost "painterly" and fine art-like.
Just curious about that 500mm lens and how you lug it around for your morning walks. Backpack and then straight to tripod, or do also use a neck strap (argh!) or maybe some kind of sling/shoulder strap?
Great job spotting these and good job with camera settings and not being afraid to GO BIG on ISO!😀

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 01:07 PM

Hi Doug
Beautiful (both this and the single heron). Almost "painterly" and fine art-like.
Just curious about that 500mm lens and how you lug it around for your morning walks. Backpack and then straight to tripod, or do also use a neck strap (argh!) or maybe some kind of sling/shoulder strap?
Great job spotting these and good job with camera settings and not being afraid to GO BIG on ISO!

 

Thanks Mark! The lens is the Nikon 200-500, not nearly as big and heavy as a 500 mm prime, the lens on my D500 with the extended grip / battery is only about 10 pounds.  The only time it really gets heavy is during a situation when there is tons of action and I need to be on the ready to shoot at all times (for minutes at a time). Almost always have a tripod strapped on my back and many times my other camera along and ready for landscape opportunities.



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:06 PM

Very nice!  Love the composition! 


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