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Incredible Bird Shots: Not m43 and not mine

Discussion in 'Nature' started by WT21, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
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  2. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Wow, very good stuff. He used a flash on many of the images which delivered a somewhat/slightly unnatural results.

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  3. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    They are definitely doing some interesting PP here also.... cool images.

    The lens comment reminded me of a friend/coworker, Canon guy who is really into wildlife shots. He brought in his Cannon zoom/cannon a couple times to work and I seem to remember that the cost was similar to two Yugos, limited edition w/ leather.

    Here's his phase:
    Favorite Images Photo Gallery by Scott Coulter at pbase.com

    I should go out with him and take my Oly 12mm... hold on, I need to get closer to that cougar for the right shot!
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    while the captures are excellent, I can't agree with the processing. I am definitely guilty of over-processing, but on beautiful nature shots like this, I don't see the point. And those digital faux frames (with shadows!) are absolutely garish. I got some nice bird shots the other day with my sub $500 Panasonic 100-300mm. Score another one for m43. Now if they would put at a FAST zoom in that range.....and for less than $7,200 please.
     
  5. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Okay, yup, the frames are horrible. Not sure what he was thinking was there.

    Ummm, is it bad if I am running every one of my images through Color Efex 4 now? :biggrin:
     
  6. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    652
    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    I would say like the above that a lot of the shots are very impressive, but the colour for me in most of them makes me feel quite billious.
     
  7. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Wow! Tough Crowd.
     
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  8. Canonista

    Canonista Mu-43 Top Veteran

    563
    Sep 3, 2011
    L.A.
    Putting aside the PP and framing, the capture, sharp focus and bokeh are quite exquisite. This level of skill is something to aspire to.
     
  9. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    I agree. There's a lot more to those photos than PP. The man has obvious talent, and deserves credit for that.
     
  10. +1 . I would be very happy with even a couple of images that good.
     
  11. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    No kidding.

    If anything, I'm inspired to take better photos when I see beautiful shots such as these.
     
  12. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    Did you say Bilious? One "L"- but I still found it!

    For dummies like me:

    bilĀ·ious (blys)
    adj.
    1. Of, relating to, or containing bile; biliary.
    2.
    a. Characterized by an excess secretion of bile.
    b. Relating to, characterized by, or experiencing gastric distress caused by a disorder of the liver or gallbladder.
    c. Appearing as if affected by such a disorder; sickly.
    3. Resembling bile, especially in color: a bilious green.
    4. Having a peevish disposition; ill-humored.
     
  13. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    652
    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    Sorry, I misspelled it, it does have one 'l'.
    1.Affected by or associated with nausea or vomiting.
    2.(of a color) Lurid or sickly.
    I used it to mean sickly/queasy.

    I think they are shots most of us would aspire to, and glad to see them I am, but I think they are not presented to best advantage, which just seems like a shame.