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    Low-Light Woodies

    Very dark in small creek in my backyard this AM, but a nesting pair showed up. More on that later, but here are two that I had to push ISO to 2500 to even capture. Nothing special compared to the pros on here, but making the best of a dark situation with 60D and 100-400 + Beamer.

    Any suggestions for better capture settings or post ideas in this low-light scenario are very welcome!

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    Low-Light Woodies
    IMG_9289 by flyfitz, on Flickr

    Exif: http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyfitz/6949936376/meta

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    Low-Light Woodies
    IMG_9284 by flyfitz, on Flickr

    Exif: http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyfitz/7096007739/meta/

    Thanks,

    Sean

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    Re: Low-Light Woodies

    Sean, these are some of the hardest ducks to get close to, so good job on that alone. It looks like your better beamer fairly well as the bird is not shadowed and it looks as if you may have been shooting towards the light. The heavy obstruction on the right side is really the biggest issue with these. If you get another chance at these guys try and get past the tree if you can. Might not be a possability. If not you might try portrait framing, if the give you the room.

    Where is the female?

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    Re: Low-Light Woodies

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
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    Where is the female?
    Thanks for the suggestions! More on the female when I finish processing them this weekend...

    Sean

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    Re: Low-Light Woodies

    That's a nice backyard you've got there Sean !! We don't see the images at a large size but the image quality looks good for ISO 2500. Well done.

    Dave

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