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    Duckies

    The lighting was just right for some b/w so did just that.

    Continuing the experiments with high ISO, #2 was taken at ISO 3200.

    C&C appreciated and welcomed.

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    Re: Duckies

    I don't remember you showing anything other than color. I really like the last one. Maybe try a little less space on the right.

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    Thanks Mike, will do that.

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    Re: Duckies

    I'm having difficulty deciding on my favourite. Did you do a lot in pp to crank up the contrast or were they already somewhat dramatic straight out of the camera?

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    Nice job bobo, i like the last one best. I think they would have more impact if you toned down the water a little. A touch too bright .

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    Re: Duckies

    Thanks Bruce, Steve.

    What I did is a continuance of the high ISO experiments. Basically that was pushing the exposure as far to the right as it will go. In some cases like the shots above, while nothing actually blew a touch of ACR exposure adjustment would make the lighter parts go completely white. Of course now all the whites are 255.

    The most pp was done to #2 as it was not as "white" as #1 and #3.

    Today experimented with 12800 - not for bw but results were not all that bad. Remember it is the puny T2i and not some high octane beast like the 1Dx or its Nikon older brother.

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    Re: Duckies

    Hi Bobo, interesting treatment. You give me ideas to try on some of my images. I have done it with color, retaining the color of the bird while overexposing and desatutating the water but never tried it with black and white.

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    Thanks Joe, what you tried is actually harder to do then a straight b/w conversion. Maybe I will try that since there is nothing much to shoot atm - except ducks.

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    Nicely done Bobo. I like the last best as well. We have little more than ducks at the moment as well. I have finally taken the 400mm off. lol Time for some landscapes.

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    Thanks Paul.

    I will be off to Asia in a week so will be looking for new stuff there.

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    Re: Duckies

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    ...there is nothing much to shoot atm - except ducks.
    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    We have little more than ducks at the moment as well. I have finally taken the 400mm off. lol Time for some landscapes.
    Although there are ducks in some locations, I'm waiting for the winter ducks (bufflehead, scaup, northern pintail, etc.) to arrive in a few months. Bobo, do you have these ducks spending the summer in your area of Ontario? Paul, I imagine your ducks are much the same as mine across the strait.

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    Re: Duckies

    Yes we do around Lake Ontario. Usually a long drive from my place and the bad back means no long drives for now. Yup the winter ducks will be great too see of course - and less vegetation will make it easier too.

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    Yes Bruce, I think our areas are pretty much the same. They all leave around the end of march but should return within a couple months.

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    Re: Duckies

    For sure winter birding is another experience entirely. Up here it can get so frigging cold in the open that keeping warm and nimble becomes quite a challenge. Last winter many times I had to abort just because my fingers were ready to fall off.

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