August 5th, 2010, 01:28 AM
Bird photography is most often associated with heavy SLR bodies that shoot at machine gun speed with long lenses nicknamed as 'Bazookas'. Show photographs of birds taken with compact cameras.
August 5th, 2010, 01:32 AM
Allow me to post the first image titled 'Basking in the Sun', a photograph of Common Starlings that I found sitting on wires on a cold winter morning in Jaipur, India. (Common Starlings are winter migrants to India.) Photographed with a Canon PowerShot A590 IS.
August 5th, 2010, 06:06 AM
Thank you so much Mayank - I'll never look at Common Starlings in the same way! The blue sky color field, the light colored wires and the detail of each individual bird looking this way and that all came together here just wonderfully. This time, with these birds in this scene that blue sky is perfect.
September 19th, 2010, 02:44 PM
With a Lumix LX5. (Mute Swan) I.A. exposure and with the aid of a piece of bread and a long cable release just in case things got nasty. processing crop... B&W convert, contrast adjust, layer and saturation to the beak
On a Visit to Australia.. (Pelican). Leica D-lux 3... with Raynox 2.2x extension to barrel. set to shutter priority / 500th shutter speed... processing short crop only
On a visit to Australia.. (Rainbow Parrakeet) Leica D-lux 3 with Raynox 2.2x extension to barrel... set to fully automatic... processing short crop, slight saturation
On a Visit to Australia.. (Pelican). Leica D-lux 3 at 4x .... set to shutter priority / 200th shutter speed... processing short crop, saturation adjustment
Last edited by Mal Holmes; September 19th, 2010 at 03:27 PM.
September 19th, 2010, 02:54 PM
A lovely shot of a lovely bird, Mal. A Mute Swan, I presume.. a bird that's very rare in my country (India), how I'd love to see one in real life! Thanks for sharing!
September 19th, 2010, 04:42 PM
September 19th, 2010, 05:23 PM
Mal and Will - thanks so much - these are really wonderful to see!
Mal, I'm impressed with that Raynox extension added to the D-Lux 3 and, that swan is a beauty on the almost black waters.
Will, very cool and very different gull shots great angles - that first one, he looks as though he landed about 3 feet from you! I think I recognize that weird "sea monster" in the background rising from the deep.
September 19th, 2010, 05:55 PM
Tried the Raynox 2.2x Tele on my new Lumix LX5, but the vignetting on the 3:2 & 4:3 ratios is awfull.... This must be why Lumix have created the all new 1:1 ratio as it works really well on that one.... so it looks like I'll be keeping the extension lens in my compact travel kit after all..... lol
September 20th, 2010, 01:02 AM
Some lovely images there, Mal and Will. Thanks for sharing.
September 20th, 2010, 01:06 AM
Here's another one: 'Swimming in Golden Waters', Spotbill Duck at Sunset at a city lake in New Delhi (India). Canon SX10 IS.
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