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    Double portrait

    Double portrait


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    Canon EOS-1D Mark II
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    1/5/2013 15:31:35
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    1/1000Sec.
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    600.0 mm

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    Re: Double portrait

    Very nice,

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    Re: Double portrait

    Great pose, though you've made me come to expect more interesting light in your photos. Shame on you for setting such a high standard.

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    Very nice. Impressive performance from that big lens. Nice to see how the exposure comp you applied handled the snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    Very nice,
    Thanks john

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    Great pose, though you've made me come to expect more interesting light in your photos. Shame on you for setting such a high standard.

    Thanks mike, just weeding through the second picks of a previous shoot. The light wasn't all that bad. Soft shadows and good shadow detail. Cloudy day though. I'll try and do better next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Downrigger View Post
    Very nice. Impressive performance from that big lens. Nice to see how the exposure comp you applied handled the snow.
    Thanks mark, not really that big of a lens. (300 f/4L + 2x TC = 600mm) Very good performance for a 2xTC though.

    The exposure comp, was just one of those times when the camera gets fooled. ( Bright all white background.) Think i was using evaluative metering. I started out at +1 and it was still too dark. Had to bump it to +1 2/3 to get the histogram where i wanted it. (always check the histograms.)

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    Re: Double portrait

    Again, it's all about the timing, isn't it. That moment when the two of them were lined up like that, both looking straight at you. Wonderful. When (If) I'd achieve something like that it would be luck. When you do it as consistently as you do, it's skill.

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    Re: Double portrait

    Excellent !!! Like both poses and image quality !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Again, it's all about the timing, isn't it. That moment when the two of them were lined up like that, both looking straight at you. Wonderful. When (If) I'd achieve something like that it would be luck. When you do it as consistently as you do, it's skill.
    Thank you donald. The more i shoot, the more i realize ' it's all about everything'. It's all about : the timing, the light, the foreground, the background, interesting subject matter, the processing. Let any 'one' thing slip, and the image isn't the same. Really hard sometimes ,to get things right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aforns View Post
    Excellent !!! Like both poses and image quality !!
    Thank you alfred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    Thank you donald. The more i shoot, the more i realize ' it's all about everything'. It's all about : the timing, the light, the foreground, the background, interesting subject matter, the processing. Let any 'one' thing slip, and the image isn't the same. Really hard sometimes ,to get things right.

    Boy, Steve, that hits home. Donald's right about timing, but only if you get everything else on the list you add through disciplined habit. As a novice, I find I get excited about the shot to the extent that I almost always leave out at least one thing I wish I had remembered - one could add composition! Sometimes I fail to see what else is in the frame. And often I realize I have totally muffed DOF, and even focus (it's never the lens). I hope I improve at actuating my mental checklist smoothly and consistently as I shoot more. Good work, like yours, here, requires a lot of concentration and mental focus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Downrigger View Post
    Boy, Steve, that hits home. Donald's right about timing, but only if you get everything else on the list you add through disciplined habit. As a novice, I find I get excited about the shot to the extent that I almost always leave out at least one thing I wish I had remembered - one could add composition! Sometimes I fail to see what else is in the frame. And often I realize I have totally muffed DOF, and even focus (it's never the lens). I hope I improve at actuating my mental checklist smoothly and consistently as I shoot more. Good work, like yours, here, requires a lot of concentration and mental focus.

    Then combine all that, with only having about 10 seconds or less, to make the shot. Ohhh the joy's of wildlife shooting.


    Things like depth of field and shutter speed, are premeditated . You know before hand ,what you are shooting, so have your camera adjusted at all times.

    Even the light can be premeditated. (direction and time of day)

    Composition and exposure has to be on autopilot.

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    Re: Double portrait

    Beautiful as always.

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