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Glenn Bartley

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Long-tailed Sylph (Ecuador)
« on: February 17, 2013, 12:20:14 PM »

This is always a really tricky species to compose for. I was happy with the way this one turned out.

What a stunning species eh?



Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Aperture: 5.6
Exposure mode: Av
Flash: On - -1 2/3
ISO: 800
Lens: EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x

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Re: Long-tailed Sylph (Ecuador)
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 12:29:40 PM »

Absolutely fantastic!

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Re: Long-tailed Sylph (Ecuador)
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 02:18:54 PM »

Stunning. I think the subject knows it's stunning too.
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Re: Long-tailed Sylph (Ecuador)
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 02:20:37 PM »

Wonderfull  :)
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Re: Long-tailed Sylph (Ecuador)
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013, 06:32:38 PM »

It is a beaut!

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Re: Long-tailed Sylph (Ecuador)
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 05:37:26 AM »

The colours are amazing.

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Re: Long-tailed Sylph (Ecuador)
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 03:44:00 PM »

Beautiful, Glenn.

Does the sharpness of the tail have to do with it falling out of the focal plane, or is it a softness of the edge of the lens you are using?

I don't think it detracts from the image at all, but I am just curious.
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Re: Long-tailed Sylph (Ecuador)
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2013, 06:21:11 PM »

It is almost certainly the DOF @ 700 mm and not an edge fall off issue.
Movement of the tail is also possible - the shutter speed was only 1/100s - unbelievably slow for the quality of the image IS notwithstanding!
I own this lens and the 1.4 tele-extender - this is some of the best glass one can buy.

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Re: Long-tailed Sylph (Ecuador)
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2013, 07:51:43 PM »

Wow, great job.
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Re: Long-tailed Sylph (Ecuador)
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2013, 10:23:14 AM »

Beautiful, Glenn.

Does the sharpness of the tail have to do with it falling out of the focal plane, or is it a softness of the edge of the lens you are using?

I don't think it detracts from the image at all, but I am just curious.

It is a DOF issue. Shooting wide open with that much lens you have a very shallow DOF (especially when very close to the subject).

Cheers!
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