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Purple Swamp Hen

Discussion in 'Plants, Animals & Insects Photography Forum' started by Arthur.36, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. Arthur.36

    Arthur.36 Well-Known Member

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    I went to an area which is in the main city in our area and this wetlands is in the middle of it.
    The way it gets filled is by storm water and I think our council has got a few things right and this is one of them.
    I took my Sony A77ii with the hit and miss lens being the Sigma 70/300mm with macro slide on it with me.
    Its funny this lens as t you can be aimed in on a subject and get one good shot and the next out of focus. No idea what is wrong with it but until I can replace it I will have to keep it.
    I just looked at the 1st shot and the eye has not come out as it does on my laptop. So not sure what it is but it has to be down to the compression ratio or something like that, as it was a clear eye. Just pointing it out so comment apart from that can be said.


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  2. JAH-WAR

    JAH-WAR Always on Premium Member

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    They are both overexposed. I think the lack of image quality could be partially down to the slow shutter speed of 1/30s thus you are getting a bit of motion blur either by movement of the subject or camera shake or both.
     
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  3. Pteranadon

    Pteranadon Always on Premium Member

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    I am with JAH-
    And as with the compression, pic size; as it may take away it will also put forward any mishaps.
    I have noticed afterwords on my own photos that I didn't quite get it and then going back before the compression, I've then noticed it.
    The grass should be a nice green...take a look at your histogram and you will see a big spike of white.
    Nobody is knocking on you here, just being of help!
     
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  4. David_MC

    David_MC Always on

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    Dial the exposure back a bit. A faster shutter speed would improve the image quality.
     
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  5. Arthur.36

    Arthur.36 Well-Known Member

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    I rather be told straight up then being told its a good shot.
    The shots when taken in the live view that did look really good.
    In the fresh air of the day they are not.
    I do put quite a lot down to the lens I used as its a bad lens.
    Not not the common thing of a bad tradesman blaming his tools.
    But the shots are from one part to the next so different.
    I will see if I have got some from the next time I went out with this combination as see if they get a better reaction.
    Years ago I would have been jumping up and down over the comments.
    When I learned it was people trying to correct you in a the right way I then got to listening.
    So always offer up the truth and thanks to all who have.
     
  6. Arthur.36

    Arthur.36 Well-Known Member

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    This is not an excuse but I now know what has happened as I went through some other shots.
    I like to try to keep at or about F/8 and an ISO of 100.
    But looking at these from that day the I noticed the F factor was all over the place so it seems as I was trying to get them right in the camera.
    Instead of one dial I was moving the other one and yes they still looked good in-camera but out of it the lies were there.

    This is still not the setting I usually use but I think this is far more passable than the others above.
    Don't be kind either.
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