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    Quote Originally Posted by JJphoto
    eee, you are still thinking my 300mm2.8?!, that's scary![img]/emoticons/emotion-12.gif[/img], I know you like Arthur Morris and remember he has said he prefer a longer slower lens over a shorter faster lens? I hope you listen to him so my 300mm will be safe[img]/emoticons/emotion-2.gif[/img]

    I'm just playing. The real reason the 300 2.8 is nice is that it has superior sharpness, especially with TCs. At 500mm-800mm wide open apertures are really unusable sometimes, and the 300 + 1.4x/2x TC really offer no loss of IQ or usable aperture. And it is Canon's cheapest supertelephoto. Not that it's cheap, though [8o|]


    Arthur Morris is amazing. Every time I see his images I think they're awesome and then he points out like 10 technical errors that I never would have seen.

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    got this one today, do you guys like the lighting or not? i know it's
    very harsh though, I took it at noon. 7D, 400mm 5.6, -2 full stop
    exposure compensation


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    Hi JJ,


    It does look a little too dark to me, -1 exp comp, probably would have been better. It's a little better to "slightly" over expose. I like to bracket the shot if I can with different exposure comp. settings, but that's harder with wildlife, because they don't always cooperate.


    Were you using a polarizing filter too? Because if you were, then you probably need to add a little + exp. comp?


    I love the composition, as well as the reflections on the bird from the water, and I do like the drama of the white bird with the dark background.


    Nicely Done!


    Rich



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    thank you for the comment, Rich


    I have been struggling making proper exposure when shooting the white egrets. they are so white and reflect so much light.I'll try increase the exposure next time.I didn't use the polarizing filter BTW.

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    Hi Guys, love checking on this thread daily.





    On this shot, is the red too distracting?






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    Not at all IMO. Just makes the background a more interesting element.

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    Not at all IMO. Just makes the background a more interesting element.

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    I think the red is fine, it would be distracting if it was going through the subject.


    John.

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    Thanks, guys...good point on the red not going through the subject.

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    Female Cinnamon Teal


    Canon 7D + 500 f/4L IS, f/4, 1/1600, ISO 200, handheld


    As shot, San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary golden lighting.





    Comment, critique, questions are all appreciated


    Nhut,

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