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    OLD SHot

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    Here is another one from last year


    JUV. Crested Serpant-Eagle
    Spilornis cheela

    Canon 40D + 500f4

    29Dec07, 1827hrs
    f10, 1/20, ISO 640, EV 0, Flash - 2

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    That's one cool bird Mervin. Nice one.
    - Luenny

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    Mervin,
    Last year? only a few days ago.....
    Where was this shot? Very nice.
    You used flash for this shot?
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    Yup! Nice one indeed!

    Richard, from his data, he underexposed his flash by -2. Definitely used flash for this.

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    Benny,
    I was thinking, he uses the 500mm, which I think, mean the bird is quite far away,
    would the flash be effective?
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    Flash was used Richard.

    Flashing in birds or wildlife photography is normally use just to lightly "paint" the subject, just enough to light up the shadows and show some details and to also get that "catch light" the their eyes.

    Reasonable distance is something that can be overcome with adjusting the intensity of the flash and with flash extenders.

    In this pix the bird was actually rather near, therefore the flash was set at -2.
    If you notice, most of my shots are rather "dark" compared to other birds photographers.

    I am not fond of brightly lighted pixs, its so unreal.
    It does not truely exhibits the birds in their "real" surrounding and lighting conditions.

    Perhaps we can arrange a birding or outdoor wildlife shoot someday and share what limited knowledge I have on avian photography.

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    Mervin,
    Thanks for the explanation, sure would love to have the chance to go birding with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mervin View Post
    Perhaps we can arrange a birding or outdoor wildlife shoot someday and share what limited knowledge I have on avian photography.
    Hey bird man!! Don't be so humble!! You are the best bird photographer here man!!

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    Mervin, you should clone off the branch on the left

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Mervin, you should clone off the branch on the left
    Can keep it natural lah... or I will ask him to clone on the other leg.
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    Mervin,
    I like the rather dark surrounding that your photo have. I too tend to do this when I shoot macro. If the environment is dark, I tend to shoot dark. Sometimes too dark.

    Anyway, what is a flash extender?
    - Luenny

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    Benny - boh lah, just been rather lucky

    Simon - Cloning ? Mai lah, not my style leh.....at least not now.

    Luenny - here is what u ask for
    http://www.naturescapes.net/store/home.php?cat=21


    ok now for the most important issue of all.........WHEN GO SHOOTING AGAIN !!!!!!!
    Last edited by mervin; 3rd Jan 2008 at 11:27.

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    if Photo processing can improve a shot, why not? but of course do it properly so no one will know the difference

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