a swan

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  1. spako

    spako TPF Noob!

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    I went to Amsterdam and got lucky finding some swans swimming in the "grachten".

    Please tell me what you think, I'm not sure I exposed them right...

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    Thank you for looking!
     
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    I love number 3 and the expression on number 4ii (you might want to renumber them!)

    They look a little flat, contrastwise, on my screen but my screen is a bit dodgy so that doesn't mean much. Did you play with brightness/contrast at all?
     
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    ps. i like number 2 too!
     
  4. spako

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    Thank you raindrops...
    I did play with contrast on 4 and 5...
    additionally i used the exposure thing in the raw pics as they were a little overexposed in some areas of the feathers...
     
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    good exposure on swans are very difficult but you did very well!!
     
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    Once again, you did a marvelous job with these!

    On my screen (which isn't exactly reliable) they show up a tad bit dark, so assuming you did shoot in RAW I would push the exposure just a tad bit more. Some added contrast will help too.

    The detail is amazing.
     
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    Great shots. 1 , 3 and 4 are my faves
     
  8. spako

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    Thank you guys!
    really appreciate the comments!
    Could anyone tell me what kind of lens would be the best to use on such shots?
    I took these with an old Canon EF100-300 1:5.6 lens.
     
  9. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Something tells me they are a bit on the dark side (and my screen is really bright), but some other little voice keeps chiming in that swans are not THAT white in nature, so I think your portrait in Photo 3 just hits it! Very good!
     

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