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Owls Part 2

Discussion in 'Plants, Animals & Insects Photography Forum' started by Pteranadon, May 18, 2017.

  1. Pteranadon

    Pteranadon Active Member

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    Went out this morning to catch a glimpse of the owl.

    To my Surprise! It was "eluding" me because there is a FAMILY!

    I worked on different Meter modes to get it right. Hopefully i am getting better.

    Having a hard time..it's dark under the trees yet bright light in the backdrop . And of course the owls don't always want to work for me. Tried spot and partial metering.

    Any other suggestions to help?


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    NewOwl8.jpg
     
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  2. rebel06

    rebel06 Without a cause Moderator

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    I think the lighting on these is much better than the last ones you posted.... I would say Spot metering is the best option for these ....
    Do you shoot in Raw or Jpeg?
     
  3. Pteranadon

    Pteranadon Active Member

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    I shoot in raw. And i do lock the meter down. And yes, the spot worked much better.
     
  4. rebel06

    rebel06 Without a cause Moderator

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    And do you have Lightroom?
     
  5. Pteranadon

    Pteranadon Active Member

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    Actually i use PSP 8. I am still working on skills in editing.
     
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    rebel06 Without a cause Moderator

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    Not familiar with PSP 8 .... but if you shoot in raw you should be able to rescue images shot 2 stops over or 2 shots under the correct exposure ..... that should help you get the correct light on the subject (the Owls) .
    Paul
     
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    rebel06 Without a cause Moderator

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    I shot this image with Centre weighted average and as I shot it in Raw I was able to bring out the Robin in LR.
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    IMG_6016.jpg IMG_6016a.jpg

    Paul
     
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    JAH-WAR Always on Premium Member

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    Two and three are the stand outs for me. Once again, lovely looking species.
     
  9. Pteranadon

    Pteranadon Active Member

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    Starting to get the hang of it.

    NewOwl11.jpg
     
  10. Mike Singh

    Mike Singh Always on

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    I really love the last photo!
    You can set +1-2 stops of exposure compensation to expose the bird better. However, you would need to increase your ISO and Aperture to maintain your shutter speed.
     
  11. Roger S

    Roger S Crazy Canuck Administrator

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    These are great shots. That last one is fantastic.
     
  12. Pteranadon

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    Thank You Roger. I appreciate the compliments as well as your advice/constructive opinions.

    Thank you for your pointer! I will do so!
     
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