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    Chicken of the Sea

    Finally had a chance with so so weather to get out a little today. Decided to head towards the shore to see what I might find. C&C always welcome.

    Sea Otter
    Chicken of the Sea

    Harlequin Ducks
    Chicken of the Sea

    Chicken of the Sea

    Oystercather with lunch
    Chicken of the Sea

    Chicken of the Sea

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    Great captures all but especially 1, 3 and 4.

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    They're all good, but this is just wonderful. Not only is it well done and captures a moment when the otter is looking straight at camera, but getting a good image of such an elusive creature is a great achievement.

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    Chicken of the Sea

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    Re: Chicken of the Sea

    Hello Paul. Very nice set. I vote #1, as I do not see a Sea otter picture everyday! A nice oportunity, nicely enjoyed! Regards.

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    The first one works really well for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    The first one works really well for me.
    I second that motion. Bruce

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    1&3 for me paul. Nice job!!

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    All of 'em! So nicely focused - and I guess pretty opened up since you isolate these lovely subjects so nicely.

    Unless I'm missing something, the technical details (equipment, settings, pp tools if important) aren't here often given here in CiC. Yet I'm always interested in how folks achieve their success - (most important of course - seeing the image, and composing are evident in any case). Any tips?

    Congratulations on such success on what must have been a nice outing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Downrigger View Post
    Unless I'm missing something, the technical details (equipment, settings, pp tools if important) aren't here often given here in CiC.
    You're right that the EXIF data is sometimes knowingly or unknowingly removed from images but CiC doesn't do the removing. Some people post images to other websites that remove the information. When they provide a link here at CiC to that website, the information is gone. In the case of all photos displayed so far in this thread, the EXIF information is intact.

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    Thanks, Mike. But - if you'll pardon my ignorance - how do I see the EXIF data, for instance, on these lovely images?
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    Re: Chicken of the Sea

    Thank you all for chimming in and the feedback.

    Mark, I used a Sony A77 and Sony 70-400G. As for the settings Shooting birds I tend to start with A priority F8 Iso 400, these images were shot hand held with shutter speeds from as love as 125 sec for the none moving ducks with little light to 1600 sec for the into the light sea otter.

    Thanks again everyone.

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    Very nice group, Paul. The sharpness and colors are wonderful!

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    Well captured- love the otter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Downrigger View Post
    how do I see the EXIF data, for instance, on these lovely images?
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    If your browser does not support EXIF viewing (I believe Firefox does in its right-click menu), then you may need to download the image in order to examine the info. It should go without saying that whenever doing so, it is critical to honor the photographer's copyright scrupulously.

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    Great shots, all - good work. #1, of course. Then 2 & 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenkB View Post
    If your browser does not support EXIF viewing (I believe Firefox does in its right-click menu)
    I think I'm using the latest version of Firefox. Though that menu does provide limited information about the image, it doesn't provide even the most basic EXIF data.

    I think there is a plug-in for Firefox that makes that happen, but I'm not sure. I have also read about other free programs that can be installed on your computer that allow you to view the EXIF data without having to download the photo.

    Sorry to hijack Paul's thread. He's welcome to hijack mine any time.

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    Re: Chicken of the Sea

    Gorgeous photos... all of them.. My favourites are #2 & #5... #2 for the amazing detail, clarity and colour. #5 for the expression

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    Re: Chicken of the Sea

    You dog, I am jealous of the Sea Otter. Your Oystercatcher is much different than the ones here.

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    Thank you, everyone. I am glad they are enjoyed.

    Joe, yes...you are correct. Yours is an American Oystercatcher......ours is the Black Oystercatcher. It is surprising how similar the head, bill and eye are while the rest are colored completely different.

    Ours are rarely found on sandy beaches and prefer rocky beaches while yours rarely found on rocky and prefer sandy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    I think I'm using the latest version of Firefox. Though that menu does provide limited information about the image, it doesn't provide even the most basic EXIF data.

    I think there is a plug-in for Firefox that makes that happen, but I'm not sure.
    Quite right. There are a few plugins for FF.

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