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Mr & Mrs Ibis

I goofed the BIF but got a quiet domestic shot of Mr & Mrs Ibis breakfasting in the nearby creek.
I'm finding black and white plumage difficult to crack a well balanced exposure and this morning's vivid sunshine didn't help.






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Re: Mr & Mrs Ibis

Nice pose, Mark! It's difficult to avoid burning out those white feathers. If it's not too far out, localised PP can sometimes help.
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Nice pose, Mark! It's difficult to avoid burning out those white feathers. If it's not too far out, localised PP can sometimes help.
I applied localised PP to the nearer bird only, Stephen but that's as good as it gets.
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Re: Mr & Mrs Ibis

Nice and sharp, good shot it is hard to get details on white birds in bright sunlight
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Re: Mr & Mrs Ibis

I really wish that I had got the BIF when they took off, Ed.
Unfortunately their plumage burnt out against a dark clump of gums. Against that backdrop it needed EV -2.0
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Re: Mr & Mrs Ibis

Have you overcome your aversion to processing raw files, Mark? This is a classic case where they give more leeway for recovering highlights/shadows than you get with the pre-cooked camera JPEGs.

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Re: Mr & Mrs Ibis

Yes, indeed so John. For recovering highlights/shadows in birds I found RAW was the best way forward.

Yet not necessarily so for well exposed, Large Fine, .jpeg landscapes where detail is not always critical.
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Re: Mr & Mrs Ibis

Nice shots Mark. I'm watching you progress on BIF with interest. You didn't take long to get to grips with it. It sounds tricky.
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Re: Mr & Mrs Ibis

Have you thought of playing with your White Balance? Mark ? It might be better if you set to 5300k instead of Auto. One less thing for the camera to be setting and gives you a constant to work with.
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Re: Mr & Mrs Ibis

Thanks Conor.

And off topic, I've just watched a DVD of Celtic Thunder,
thoroughly enjoyable, what a sensational group!
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Have you thought of playing with your White Balance? Mark ? It might be better if you set to 5300k instead of Auto. One less thing for the camera to be setting and gives you a constant to work with.
Hadn't thought of it Img1, what's the benefit?
Wouldn't the risk be in a sudden change of subject which may no longer be appropriate?
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Re: Mr & Mrs Ibis

I prefer to work from constant settings at all times, Mark, never use Auto anything that way any adjustments I make [ mainly exposure comp ] the camera doesn't overrule.
Old fashioned in this day and age, but it is the way I was taught. Take control of your camera and not the other way round

All my cameras are set as follows as a start point.
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Centre weighted exposure
Everything else is turned off.

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As a starting point those settings are very sensible and methodical img1 and you are a way more organised than I, who have no custom settings.
I'm afraid my bad habits are too deeply embedded and I just have to work with them ...
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Re: Mr & Mrs Ibis

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As a starting point those settings are very sensible and methodical img1 and you are a way more organised than I, who have no custom settings.
I'm afraid my bad habits are too deeply embedded and I just have to work with them ...
Of course, this may all change when I get the E-3
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