**** Weekly Wildlife Thread 12-14 to 12-19 ****

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_Michel_
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Re: Large Birds, FZ70
In reply to Gary S, 9 months ago

The first one is not easy to shot but I prefer the last two (clean and not distracting background).

Well done, Michel.

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Re: squirrels
In reply to Paramose, 9 months ago

Aren't they adorable ?

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Re: Action shots with the FZ200
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Bravo Rodger! Beautiful shots.

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Frank

Many thanks Me Tarzan.

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Re: Action shots with the FZ200
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Great series Rodger ! BIFing is not easy

Regards, Michel

Thanks for your response Michel.

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Re: Junco with a white tail
In reply to _Michel_, 9 months ago

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I think the tail is overexposed due to the background (ground here) which seems dark. In that case, generally the auto exposure tends to compensate, overexposing the pict Better light could have helped in that case but exposing for highlight (-2ev for exemple) could help too I think.

Spot measuring on the tail (when the camera has one) can work too but in that case it is very not easy (not much of the tail in the viewfinder

Nice try, Michel

Thanks for looking and  the helpful comments Michel, much appreciated.

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Re: Junco with a white tail
In reply to Trafford, 9 months ago

Trafford, I have the same problem with some birds birds with smooth white areas. Buffleheads are my nemesis. If I expose to get some detail in the white areas, the rest of the bird is severely underexposed. Gentle light and shooting raw helps but still not good enough.

The only solution I can think of is to have the Junco place its tail in shadow

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Re: Action shots with the FZ200
In reply to Rodger1943, 9 months ago

You continue to amaze, Rodger! The Magpie Lark is my fav, with the bird so clear and with the pretty background. Looks like a lovely area. Well done, Rodger.

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Re: Large Birds, FZ70
In reply to Gary S, 9 months ago

Wonderful shots, Gary! I'm picking the first as my fav, the background isn't too distracting for me, the bird stands out very well.

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Re: squirrels
In reply to Paramose, 9 months ago

Yes, they are indeed cute. The third one wins it for me! The pose and exposure are great.

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Re: Junco with a white tail
In reply to myssvictoria, 9 months ago

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Trafford, I have the same problem with some birds birds with smooth white areas. Buffleheads are my nemesis. If I expose to get some detail in the white areas, the rest of the bird is severely underexposed. Gentle light and shooting raw helps but still not good enough.

The only solution I can think of is to have the Junco place its tail in shadow

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Thanks Vickie, I may have to resort to the old poacher's trick of raisins soaked in
brandy to slow them down.

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Re: Action shots with the FZ200
In reply to Rodger1943, 9 months ago

I like them all i just never get that lucky

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26285389@N02/

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Re: Action shots with the FZ200
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You continue to amaze, Rodger! The Magpie Lark is my fav, with the bird so clear and with the pretty background. Looks like a lovely area. Well done, Rodger.

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Many thanks Vickie. It is a lovely little wetlands.

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Re: Action shots with the FZ200
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I like them all i just never get that lucky

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26285389@N02/

Many thanks Paramose. I left some comments on your Flickr site. You have some great shots there from the FZ200.

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Re: Junco with a white tail
In reply to Trafford, 9 months ago

Hi Trafford, its a lovely shot of the bird, but as others have mentioned, the tail is over exposed. Difficult lighting is a challenge for any camera and if you had underexposed the bird,the tail would probably have been properly exposed, but then you have a dark bird. Sometimes its better to underexpose a little to help get some detail in the "whites" as its easier to bring back detail in slightly underexposed areas than to get detail in overexposed areas.

I have this sort of thing happen a lot to my images and its something I'm aware of, but I'm not aware of it every time I take a shot. Usually I'm too busy concentrating on getting the bird and forget about everything else.

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Re: Inflight Heron
In reply to myssvictoria, 9 months ago

Hi, first poster here...

A real newbie to photography, recently got a LX7 as my first "real" camera...anyways just wanted to share this one.

A Heron spotted while biking (took this one while riding the bicycle, so no composition nor framing) at Shark Valley trial, Everglades National Park.

This is a crop, the full size image is: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7947550954/photos/2784269/in-flight-heron

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Gulls at the Shore
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Carlsbad, CA

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New Zealand Fur Seal
In reply to myssvictoria, 9 months ago

Shot in the "many Islands" area in Dusky Sound. A bull.

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Re: Gulls at the Shore
In reply to Dan W, 9 months ago

Very different from "our" gulls ! Do you know wich species they are ?

Nice shots BTW

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Re: Gulls at the Shore
In reply to _Michel_, 9 months ago

Very different from "our" gulls ! Do you know wich species they are ?

Nice shots BTW

Regards, Michel

Thanks!

Sorry, I don't know the species

Now, I'm curious about the gulls in France.

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Re: Inflight Heron
In reply to verterok, 9 months ago

Looks good to me. With in flight shots, its very difficult to frame anything, but you have done a great job with this image.

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