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    Fun with Geese - As long as there is just one

    C&C always appreciated, edits, too!

    SS 2500 A 6.7 Matrix Metering Exp. Bias +.67 Autos iso = 2000

    Basic Edits in LR, sharpened and added clarity to just the goose, and used an unsharp mask of .3 radius 125 which is more than my usual

    I'm pretty happy with these first two shots except for the appearance of the water in the 2nd shot.

    Matrix Metering

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    Fun with Geese -  As long as there is just one

    #2 (Cropped the reflection of the gooses feet)

    Fun with Geese -  As long as there is just one

    Spot Metering on the brown feathers

    SS 2000 A7 iso 560 Exp Bias +.67

    Does the water look much better in this shot? And if yes, is it because of the spot metering or the lower iso? or?

    Fun with Geese -  As long as there is just one

    Thank you.
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    Re: Fun with Geese - As long as there is just one

    Christina, nice set of shots. Does the water look like you remembered it?


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    Re: Fun with Geese - As long as there is just one

    Thank you Bruce..

    In the first shot, perhaps yes pretty close... in the 2nd shot the colour is a bit light, but it looks odd - perhaps it is just overexposed.... But it is the same camera settings, edits and taken seconds apart.

    In the third shot, yes the water is fairly close but a little overexposed, ie; bluer than reality... It is hard to figure out the water because when I first set out at sunrise the ocean water is pretty dark, almost black and as the sun rises the colour changes a lot...

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    Re: Fun with Geese - As long as there is just one

    I love the first one. The way the light shines on the goose and how nice the goose colors came out. The water color is wonderful too, looks very rich and I like how you captured the action of the splash.

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    Re: Fun with Geese - As long as there is just one

    First one is excellent; third is also nicely done; second is not bad either
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    Re: Fun with Geese - As long as there is just one

    #1 is my choice Christina..awesome reflection and great action with the splash in the water.. Amazing how far you've come from when you first started. I'm hoping to see same difference in my macro work. You've set a good example for newbies on this site. Keep it up.

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    Re: Fun with Geese - As long as there is just one

    Thank you Nandakumar and Claudio. I am going to revisit the 2nd goose and decrease the exposure a bit and un-crop.

    Claudio, your macro photos are wonderful and I look forward to seeing your progress, and viewing all those bugs.

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    Re: Fun with Geese - As long as there is just one

    The second one had me wanting to see more below the goose, to see where he was going to land. I liked all of them. Good job.

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    Re: Fun with Geese - As long as there is just one

    I re-visted photo 2 and darkened the exposure which meant I had to dodge the black neck and head of the goose. I cropped it less to allow for more room for the goose to move into, but there is only so much room.

    Is this an improvement?


    Fun with Geese -  As long as there is just one

    With a different crop

    Fun with Geese -  As long as there is just one

    Thank you.

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    Re: Fun with Geese - As long as there is just one

    Looks like a fun series to tackle. Nice images.

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