Another test - Windex bottle, Part I - story involved

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  1. I X L R 8

    I X L R 8 TPF Noob!

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    Ok , well, so today I decided to scout around on family property.
    I ended up at the stream that runs through. There were Egrets everywhere, roosting I suppose.
    I couldn't get close so I tried to shoot them with a 70-300 lens, but they were just too far away, probably close to a quarter mile. I tried , but it just wasn't meant to be.
    I wasn't prepared either. This stuff is not easy.

    I decided to post the image anyway.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Doesn't look bad, but the horizon is crooked. Nice property. :)
     
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    uhhh, what???
     
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    Geaux No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    yeah, that is A LOT of egrets lol

    Anyways, the shot looks good in a smaller size, but once you open it into it's original size, a lot of detail is lost. I'd say you did good for the situation you were presented though (being too far away, not prepared, etc.), but I wouldn't blow the image up TOO large if you were to print.

    I like the one bird in flight though :p
     
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    It was about that time, in the midst of my failures that this ferocious beast appeared from nowhere.
    Kind of like the spider. Nor was I prepared.
    He wouldn't be still either.
    Just as he appeared from nowhere, the mighty Kraken submerged , never to be seen again.
    I think he saw me, or sensed me.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah I know.
    I shot it at 230mm which is equivalent to 345mm in a 35mm film camera.
    I had to freehand it.
    Everything was shaking around like a leaf blowing in the wind.
    It was hard to focus.......I wanted to zoom it into 300mm but all that did was blow the composition I was trying for.
    So I had to back it down.
    The Gator was a bit closer but still a good ways off. Shot him at 300mm.
    Man I wish I could have gotten another couple of shots at that.
     
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    what 70-300 lens what it shot with?
     
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    I X L R 8 TPF Noob!

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    Sigma.
    The lens is 14 years old.
     
  9. Raian-san

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    anybody think theres too many things going on in the 1st photo, especially the birds? beside that I like the contrast, colors and reflection of the water.
     
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    Please explain what you mean.
    Im a beginner.
     
  11. SrBiscuit

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    do you mean a kraken?
    they're more like a squid or an octopus.
     
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    Where's the 'windex bottle'? Lol
     

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