Birding with 1DsMkII (2 pics, blue tit & willow tit)

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Earthlight Veteran Member • Posts: 3,208
Birding with 1DsMkII (2 pics, blue tit & willow tit)

Did some birding today. 1DsMkII focusing is so reliable.

Earthlight

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thenibster Forum Member • Posts: 99
Re: Birding with 1DsMkII (2 pics, blue tit & willow tit)

Love the background.

Great job, Earthlight.

Nick

OP Earthlight Veteran Member • Posts: 3,208
Re: Birding with 1DsMkII (2 pics, blue tit & willow tit)

Thanks, the 70-200 f4 L is a great lens!

Earthlight

thenibster wrote:

Love the background.

Great job, Earthlight.

Nick

OP Earthlight Veteran Member • Posts: 3,208
Both are ISO 1250, converted in latest ACR [nt]
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jon lake Senior Member • Posts: 1,632
Re: Both are ISO 1250, converted in latest ACR [nt]

They almost look like they have been cut and pasted onto the background!!(I'm not saying they have!)

Cheers,

Jon

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Sloopies Regular Member • Posts: 167
Wonderful!

Every time you post it pushes me one step closer to buying a 1ds mark ii. Fantastic captures
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Boris
Boris Veteran Member • Posts: 9,257
Re: Birding with 1DsMkII (2 pics, blue tit & willow tit)

Both are very nice but the second one!
I just purchased a IDs Mk II (in the Mail) what iso?
Thank you
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OP Earthlight Veteran Member • Posts: 3,208
Re: Both are ISO 1250, converted in latest ACR [nt]

Hehe, no fakes, just thin dof and some nice lighting.

Earthlight

jon lake wrote:

They almost look like they have been cut and pasted onto the background!!(I'm not saying they have!)

Cheers,

Jon

OP Earthlight Veteran Member • Posts: 3,208
Re: Wonderful!

Hi Sloopies, if you decide to get one I don't think you will be disappointed!

Earthlight

Sloopies wrote:

Every time you post it pushes me one step closer to buying a 1ds mark ii. Fantastic captures
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OP Earthlight Veteran Member • Posts: 3,208
Re: Birding with 1DsMkII (2 pics, blue tit & willow tit)

Thanks Boris!

ISO 1250, easy with ACR.

Earthlight

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hekster1 Regular Member • Posts: 290
Re: Birding with 1DsMkII (2 pics, blue tit & willow tit)

I like them both but the second one is a winner.

OP Earthlight Veteran Member • Posts: 3,208
Re: Birding with 1DsMkII (2 pics, blue tit & willow tit)

hekster1 wrote:

I like them both but the second one is a winner.

Thanks, I managed a 9 frame burst from that situation, it was quite beautiful.

Many images still to convert but these two first got my attention. I don't think I ever got the lighting so good with birds.

Earthlight

OP Earthlight Veteran Member • Posts: 3,208
One more, a great tit (Parus major)

ISO 1250 pushed 0,8 stops.

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thenibster Forum Member • Posts: 99
Re: Birding with 1DsMkII (2 pics, blue tit & willow tit)

The lens didn't compose the shot though, did it!

Nick

Earthlight wrote:

Thanks, the 70-200 f4 L is a great lens!

OP Earthlight Veteran Member • Posts: 3,208
Re: Birding with 1DsMkII (2 pics, blue tit & willow tit)

thenibster wrote:

The lens didn't compose the shot though, did it!

Hehe, nope, me and my deeply frozen hands & aching back did.

Earthlight

John Sheehy Forum Pro • Posts: 20,238
Re: Both are ISO 1250, converted in latest ACR [nt]

jon lake wrote:

They almost look like they have been cut and pasted onto the background!!(I'm not saying they have!)

Yes, I was surprised by the micro-contrast of the bird against the OOF light source in the background, but then again, this is a very golden orange, and it is blue light which is the most unforgiving in these situations, as blue tends to wrap around silhouette edges (usually seen with white cloud backgrounds).

BarryH1234 New Member • Posts: 7
Re: Both are ISO 1250, converted in latest ACR [nt]

Okay, I'll say it.
WOAH, nice tits, are they real?

OP Earthlight Veteran Member • Posts: 3,208
Re: Both are ISO 1250, converted in latest ACR [nt]

Haha, what can I do to convince you guys?

I had large reflectors that reflected the western sky back to the birds while the lens was zoomed into the light that penetrated low hanging clouds near the horizon. And through the forest.

I can provide 100% crops from the ACR window if that helps to put the matter to rest. Sometimes I wish we still shot film... when I shot keepers then, nobody doubted them.

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For doubting Thomases 100% crop from ACR

Still look fake to you?

http://jari.pic.fi/kuvat/dpreview/100cropbluetitcr2.jpg/full

Earthlight

John Sheehy wrote:

jon lake wrote:

They almost look like they have been cut and pasted onto the background!!(I'm not saying they have!)

Yes, I was surprised by the micro-contrast of the bird against the OOF light source in the background, but then again, this is a very golden orange, and it is blue light which is the most unforgiving in these situations, as blue tends to wrap around silhouette edges (usually seen with white cloud backgrounds).

Clint Dunn Senior Member • Posts: 1,450
Nice

I love that second shot!

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