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    What's that rule

    Oh yeah..."Thou shalt not shoot pictures in harsh sunlight"...I broke it again.
    Looking directly at the camera.

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    Had to wait until the "swan" rotated around for the backside shot.

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    Then on into the park woods area...still on my scooter...if ya wait, they will come to you.

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    Re: What's that rule

    Hi Chauncey,

    Not that I have the time to learn anything new but these images are especially nice...no harsh shadows but they are not back-lit either, so how did you manage this?

    Thank you.

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    Re: What's that rule

    The bird images basically had the light shinning on it's face and back when the images were taken.
    I just waited until swan's rotation made it facing the sun as it filtered though the foliage and clouds.

    The deer was reflected light with the lens f/2.8, SS 1/30, ISO 400...I set things up in manual mode
    live view so as to expose to the right. Those deer don't move much when they're focused in on
    something...his nose is in focus and his rear end is OOF.

    All of them had some PP added into the equation...faux HDR>S&H>numerous other layers in CS6.

    FYI here's a 800 px crop of the cormorant

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    Re: What's that rule

    Thank you for sharing. Truly appreciated. At this moment in time layers are not my favourite thing to hear about but I do intend to learn how to use them.

    The pose in the first shot is precious and facial expression as seen in your crop of the Cormorant is magical...!

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    Re: What's that rule

    First and third images are truly awesome....
    In the second you gain at one point but fatally missed the head
    Last one is hmmm....
    Regards with care

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    Re: What's that rule

    Last time I was in the States a buck with two does stopped in the middle of the road and I thought for a moment he was going to attack the car. Mentioning this to a backwoods resident he told me to switch off my lights as that is what attracts / threatens? the deer. It was early morning and I did have my lights on.

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    Re: What's that rule

    1 &3 for me as well Chauncy. There is a curious bokey to the background of the 3rd image. Is that processing or the lens?

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    Re: What's that rule

    I decided to show the before sans much PS...in the cormorant I put the wing in front of the swan and
    the deer was merged to include all the antlers as I was to close to get him all in one shot.

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    These have had no PS applied save the cormorant's wing and the deer's antler...as hindsight, which is always 20/20, I probability went overboard on the PP after these stages. The bokeh in the deer image is from the 300 mm lens which was set for f/2.8.

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    Re: What's that rule

    Chauncey, that deer shot is gorgeous, I prefer the original because of the lighting and natural colour..

    beautiful!

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