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  1. Kodiak Qc

    Kodiak Qc

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    The similitudes between these two shots are
    • the same distance to the shooting position
    • the same shooting angle in the equation Sun + bird + camera
    • the gear: 600 mm ƒ4 + D810 combo
    • the subject: mother Goosander with two snoozing chicks
    • the weather: steady wind, heavy fast moving clouds on opened skies

    The differences between these two shots are
    • birds were on a two meter ∅ island where they moved from one side
      of a tree stump to the other
    • the last 6 digits of the watermarks are the time of capture: hh-mm-ss
      the 17 min interval does not show a dramatic movement of the Sun
    • the presence or absence of clouds in the incident AoV. The cloud cover
      reflectiveness is responsible for the difference in the colour aspect in the
      scenes and, more so, of the water. Clouds are also affecting the visual
      perception of light directionality.


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  2. Gil Bev

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    I do find it hard to get attractive pictures in bright light as my personal preference causes me to discard pictures with that blue tinge to the water.

    I need to experiment with position as you say. Do you sometimes oriantate yourself as best as possible to get the desired water effect? Yesterday the water looked lovely and green in my shot and I'm not sure why. I've alot to learn.

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    GSC_7816 by Gilbo B - Flickr2BBcode LITE
     
  3. Kodiak Qc

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    Personal preferences should be given plenty of time
    to mature by accumulating experiences and practice
    at observing and capturing scenes.
    The reflected colours and tones are, as in this case,
    those of the surrounding vegetation in the AoV.

    Green, blue, grey… are common but I would not dare
    prefer one over the other.
     
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    I have very few pictures of birds on water. Do you ever use filters to remove glare from the water on your superzoom lens?
     
  5. Kodiak Qc

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    Never!
    Filters, to be effective — such as CPL— require
    an angle around the 90° mark. Irrelevant with
    these long lenses
    The 600 ƒ4 is a prime lens, not a zoom!
    My 200~400 ƒ4 is — and filters I wish I'd used at times!
     
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    :agree:

    That's is why I insist not being classified as "birder" as
    birds are not at all my passion but just another subject
    in my quest and play with light!
     
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    beginners think its about fancy cameras and megapixels
    amateurs think its about fancy fast lens's
    but real photographers know its all about light
     
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    I'll drink to that, with you Grahame! :beer:
     
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    first time you come over the pond
     
  11. Kodiak Qc

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    Gotcha! :cool:
     

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