Mulling in the rain

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  1. Battou

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    Taken with Vivitar 400mm on Canon EF, ASA 800 (captive subject)
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    have to say I think this is one of your best bird photos I have seen!
    I really like the composition on this one - and the rain is really working well with the shot!
    The only shame is the overexposure on the bird - though animal whites are always a pain to expose for
     
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    Thanks

    I know exactly what you mean, I have the tonal range to make the adjustment and make it correct but it looked darker than hell, especially in the eyes and opted for this one. In truth I had made a mistake in setting the ASA ring on my camera and this was a stop and a half under exposed atleast. I over shot the 800 mark on the camera and was a speed behind it instead of one infront of it like it should be. :( I was metering for 1060 (or something like that)
     
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    Its real hard Film or digi to get both highlight and shadow like this. The dynamic range is huge. Soft Light is the key. I think I used white ripstop nylon about 4 by 5 feet placed / around 5 feet from nest and in line with the sun to get this one. http://www.ospreyapplications.com/IMG_3574watermark copy.jpg
     
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    Yeah, the light was pretty soft naturally with the overcast mid day light. I wish I could have had a better sun angle but....one can't always get what they want :(. I'll reprocess this this weekend. (I'd do it now but I don't have the time, my work shift was over an hour and a half ago :blushing: ) I will bring out some of those shadows.
     

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