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    I spy something Yellow

    How about a thread for anything yellow


    I spy something Yellow


    This little beauty landed 10 feet from me when i was shooting the butterfly. Talk about being in the right spot at the right time. My first yellow finch.

    I spy something Yellow

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    Wonderful shots Steve. They look great in Lightbox and must look even better fullscreen on the monitor.

    You were indeed lucky with the finch. The sharpness of your focus on the bird is great. I also like the bit of pink flower behind the butterfly in the first shot.

    Cheers Dave

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    Re: I spy something Yellow

    A seamless transition from deer to butterflies and finches. Wonderful, wonderful photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dje View Post
    Wonderful shots Steve. They look great in Lightbox and must look even better fullscreen on the monitor.

    You were indeed lucky with the finch. The sharpness of your focus on the bird is great. I also like the bit of pink flower behind the butterfly in the first shot.

    Cheers Dave
    Thank you dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    A seamless transition from deer to butterflies and finches. Wonderful, wonderful photography.
    Thank you donald, however, i'm not done with the deer just yet.

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    Re: I spy something Yellow

    Might I inquire discretely....what camera lens combos were used in these two shots? Nice focus...whoohoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniChris View Post
    Might I inquire discretely....what camera lens combos were used in these two shots? Nice focus...whoohoo!
    I discreetly peeked at the EXIF Chris;

    Shhh: (I'm whispering) Canon 40D and 420mm (1/500s, f/5.6 at iso 1000)

    From memory, that's a 300mm and a 1.4 TC (no, that doesn't add up does it)

    Cheers,

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    Great shots Steve,

    You know how I hate to not be constructive?
    Well, about that little sharp leaf top centre of frame on the yellow finch - perhaps clone it out?

    I find the more I am 'out there', the more "right time, right place" happens
    I'm sure you do too.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniChris View Post
    Might I inquire discretely....what camera lens combos were used in these two shots? Nice focus...whoohoo!
    Hi chris, here is the exif for the finch...............

    Canon EOS 40D

    Shooting Date/Time
    7/23/2011 21:35:34
    Tv(Shutter Speed)
    1/500Sec.
    Av(Aperture Value)
    F5.6
    Metering Modes
    Spot
    Exposure Compensation
    +1/3
    ISO Speed
    1000
    Lens Canon 300 f/4L + 1.4TC
    -
    Focal Length
    420.0 mm


    And the butterfly........................


    Canon EOS 40D
    Firmware
    -
    Shooting Date/Time
    7/23/2011 21:36:29
    Tv(Shutter Speed)
    1/400Sec.
    Av(Aperture Value)
    F5.6
    Metering Modes
    Spot
    Exposure Compensation
    +2/3
    ISO Speed
    1000
    Lens Canon 300 f/4L + 1.4TC
    -
    Focal Length
    420.0 mm


    Thanks for the comment chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    I discreetly peeked at the EXIF Chris;

    Shhh: (I'm whispering) Canon 40D and 420mm (1/500s, f/5.6 at iso 1000)

    From memory, that's a 300mm and a 1.4 TC (no, that doesn't add up does it)

    Cheers,
    You beat me to it. Yes it does add up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Great shots Steve,

    You know how I hate to not be constructive?
    Well, about that little sharp leaf top centre of frame on the yellow finch - perhaps clone it out?

    I find the more I am 'out there', the more "right time, right place" happens

    Thanks for the critique dave.

    Are we talking about that little tiny sharp thorn?

    I have to agree with the right time right place. It won't happen on the couch.
    I'm sure you do too.

    Cheers,

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    Re: I spy something Yellow

    Steve, I'm sitting in the car riding home from the DC area and your pics are the first I looked at. They look amazing on my iPhone so I can't wait to see what they really look like on my computer... Beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovelucydog View Post
    Steve, I'm sitting in the car riding home from the DC area and your pics are the first I looked at. They look amazing on my iPhone so I can't wait to see what they really look like on my computer... Beautiful.
    Thanks mary, now keep your eyes on the road and wait till you get home..............

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    Thanks mary, now keep your eyes on the road and wait till you get home..............
    I'm riding shotgun so it's all good.

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    Wonderful! Absolutely beautiful and more than a little inspiring! I need to get out and try to get some birds and butterflies! Hmm, I need a new lens, too.

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    VERY nice!

    Chuck

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    Wow, Steve. The clarity and vibrancy are wonderful. Really, just beautiful.

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    Fantastic pics, thanks for sharing

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    Re: I spy something Yellow

    Great shots, Steve

    I especially like the strong composition in the first.

    Good idea to start a colour-themed thread. I'll be very happy to play. It's quite a challenge for close-ups in particular as yellows can be hard to capture, especially if the sun's out, and I've been avoiding the colour for a while as a result. So it will be a good discipline to make it work.

    How much yellow does a subject have to have on it to qualify?

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    Re: I spy something Yellow

    Love the Butterfly Steve I saw a swallowtail in the garden this morning at the fennel and dill but I did not have the camera. Guess you know where I will be spending a great deal of time the next few days. Congratulations on your first yellow finch (or goldfinch as we call them up north)

    Okie Dokie, I can find some yellow

    #1. Butterfly on Sunflower Leaf
    I spy something Yellow

    #2. Sunflower
    I spy something Yellow

    Wendy

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