Otters are SAD!

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  1. Overread

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    Otters from Marwell zoo - all photos taken with Canon 400D, Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS, 1.4 Teleconverter and polarizer. Of two minds about the polarizer - on some fronts I really like it, but it does push me to using higher ISOs than I like to with my 400d (ie higher than 200) - it also conflicts with the lenshood - infact it means I can't use the hood when using it well. Still I like it for its counter glass reflections.

    Any comments/crits welcome - thank you
     
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    Nice set. The first one is lostprophet-good.
     
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    So you made it to Marwell, (land of no wolves?). Well done on the Otters.

    The TC is going to loose you ~1 stop and the CPL will be another ~1-1/2 stop. Higher ISO is the counter punch.

    (If you had numbered the photos,) I would give #2 the best of the lot for me, with #1 a close second.
     
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    yah I was taking a brightness hit - and the day was very typical with weathe (that means nice thick cloud all day - well till closing time when the sun came out ;))

    thanks for the compliments both :)
    *goes to add numbers*
     
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    that is awesome the 4 one is the best
     
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    Boy-howdy! What an expression in the first shot! I like them all but probably looked at #1 the longest.
     
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    aaawww they do look sad :( but still very cute lol great series!
     
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    The forth shot is my favourite as it shows the animal interacting with the enviroment.
     
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    LP hasn't seen this yet? Odd. The first shot is very nice and emotional. The third is well...funny! Who wouldn't want a ball full of otter! I think the second shot or the last shot are the best! great work. Try and get a little lower, almost eye level will make for a spectacular shot.
     
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    Thanks for the compliments :)

    Matt - I would have got lower, just that they were in a boardered cage - it had wood round the edges so I had to stay a bit higher (and fully low as possible was at a horrid height that I could not maintain steady at).
     
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    I like 'em -- especially #4. I have the same constant fight with myself ... I have both a 1.4X and a 2X TC and a CP. I'll be wrestling with ISO and then remember that I have the convertor and/or the CP on the lens -- then what to do?

    Ian
     
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    Glad to know I am not the only one :)
    honestly I have no idea as to the solution, though I want to give the polarizer a try in really bright conditions, its clear that in the zoo behind glass it is a bonus, but it needs flash support or no TC (and flash on glass leads to problems of its own).
     

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