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Re: 2'nd GP Meet: May 2010

Unread postby Flutterby » Mon May 31, 2010 11:32 am

OK...here's my contribution. Apologies if any of them look like Switchback's or Massimo's but birds only have so many poses! :wink:

Lesser Flamingo
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Great White Pelican
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Cape Teal
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Greater Flamingo
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Fulvous Duck
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Bottoms up!
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Not so much Bird in Flight as Bird Fleeing from Crazed Photographer!
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Switchback in action.
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Massimo trying to get those damn flying things!
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Re: 2'nd GP Meet: May 2010

Unread postby Micetta » Mon May 31, 2010 11:39 am

Switchback and Massimo :clap: :clap: :clap:

Brava Flutterby, you got some of another species too :wink: :clap: :clap:

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Re: 2'nd GP Meet: May 2010

Unread postby Flutterby » Mon May 31, 2010 11:45 am

The Lesser-Feathered kind! :wink:
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Re: 2'nd GP Meet: May 2010

Unread postby Switchback » Mon May 31, 2010 12:20 pm

And in my case, the Even Lesser Lesser-Feathered kind! :lol:

Have some pics also of the bird papparazi at home, will try and laod tonight.
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Re: 2'nd GP Meet: May 2010

Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon May 31, 2010 12:21 pm

:clap: :clap: Great pics all, and really good to see the humans there too! Thank you for the report backs.

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Re: 2'nd GP Meet: May 2010

Unread postby Shi » Mon May 31, 2010 1:59 pm

Great pic's Flutterby...even the non-feathered kind :lol: :lol: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: 2'nd GP Meet: May 2010

Unread postby Flutterby » Mon May 31, 2010 4:19 pm

Thanks Shi. :thumbs_up:
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Re: 2'nd GP Meet: May 2010

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:39 am

Mellory - nice shot! I can feel the intense cold in this pic. Well done! :dance:

Massimo, lovely shots indeed! I see the talent was out to display. :wink:

Switchback, magnificent photos - some of those close-ups are mind-boggling, and those flying birds soar superbly through your pixels!! I don't have the eye you do for a great pic, so I cannot fathom how you say that you need practice still!! :huh: :huh: They look phenomenal to me.
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Re: 2'nd GP Meet: May 2010

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:42 am

I know I wasn't at the meet, but I would like to ask a techncal question here please.

I've noticed that intense red can be very difficult to render accurately on a digital camera (seldom had problems with film); is there a secret to setting the camera slightly differently: often my reds come out too saturated and "wash" over inot whites and light clours adjacent to them.
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Re: 2'nd GP Meet: May 2010

Unread postby Switchback » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:40 am

OWN,

I don't know what camera you are using, but on my D90 I can setup custom picture controls where I can determine sharpening, contrast, saturation, RGB colour levels etc. So, if I had an issue like that, I would tweak one of my custom picture controls to suit what I am shooting.

Of course, this can be fixed in post processing, especially if shooting in RAW. Otherwise, just make sure you camera settings aren't over saturating your pics. All camera sensor differ though and "interpret" colours a bit differently, but let's see what the others comment is on this.
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Re: 2'nd GP Meet: May 2010

Unread postby Flutterby » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:38 am

Ummmm....what Switchback said. :wink:
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Re: 2'nd GP Meet: May 2010

Unread postby bert » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:49 am

Great seeing everybody in action.
Tripods and all :thumbs_up:

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Re: 2'nd GP Meet: May 2010

Unread postby Mellory » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:00 pm

And now a pic of all us mites together

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Re: 2'nd GP Meet: May 2010

Unread postby Shi » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:52 pm

Fisheagles call you away Mel?? :lol: :lol: GREAT pic :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: 2'nd GP Meet: May 2010

Unread postby Mellory » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:58 pm

[quote="Shi"]Fisheagles call you away Mel?? quote]

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