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Re: Without Prejudice 2
« Reply #800 on: September 04, 2014, 01:38:07 PM »

Thank you!
While a lucky shot I also had plenty of bad luck.
This is in Muir Woods, just above the paved trail. We were walking and finally saw the owl when we were just under. For several moments the questions was if it's a prank or real until it moved.
I had the XT-1 with the 18-55, a little short but was able to get several shots.
Then my memory card filled. Got a new one but the owl flew at the edge of the stream where it caught something that was moving and trying to escape. A little too far so I quickly changed the lens to the 55-200 (a mistake in retrospect). Tried to take another shot but my battery died. Got a new battery in but the thing escaped before I was ready and the owl flew to another tree where I got many shots but none that interesting.

As you may know it's very dark in there and it was afternoon anyway so ISO 6400 and low exposure times were a must. Technically the photo quality is borderline, I had to crop and the owl is of course lit up in post processing which is less real but that's how it felt when I saw it just above me. Quite noisy and barely sharp enough, but good enough for at least an 8x10.

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Re: Without Prejudice 2
« Reply #801 on: September 05, 2014, 09:49:08 PM »

Haven and Freedom

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Re: Without Prejudice 2
« Reply #802 on: September 06, 2014, 09:48:46 PM »

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Re: Without Prejudice 2
« Reply #803 on: September 07, 2014, 09:57:10 PM »

Fall

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Re: Without Prejudice 2
« Reply #804 on: September 08, 2014, 06:59:24 AM »

Very good, exposure time 1/20 or a little faster ?
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Re: Without Prejudice 2
« Reply #805 on: September 08, 2014, 11:26:50 AM »

Very good, exposure time 1/20 or a little faster ?

1/105
It's a handheld 3-frame panorama.

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Re: Without Prejudice 2
« Reply #806 on: September 08, 2014, 11:33:00 AM »

I take it back, partially at least.
I was using the technique of focus in the same spot, hold the shutter half-way and recompose; it seems it didn't lock my exposure, so the exposures are from the top 1/90, 1/80, 1/105.
As it is I don't see any obvious stitching errors.

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Re: Without Prejudice 2
« Reply #807 on: September 08, 2014, 12:58:10 PM »

I take it back, partially at least.
I was using the technique of focus in the same spot, hold the shutter half-way and recompose; it seems it didn't lock my exposure, so the exposures are from the top 1/90, 1/80, 1/105.
As it is I don't see any obvious stitching errors.
Interesting outcome. Congrats, I think it's a fine shot, maybe better than what would have occurred with exposure lock. Just speculating, but it makes me want to try this "on purpose."

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Re: Without Prejudice 2
« Reply #808 on: September 08, 2014, 10:30:10 PM »

saving a blurry shot

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Re: Without Prejudice 2
« Reply #809 on: September 10, 2014, 01:18:47 PM »

Bright and sunny

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Re: Without Prejudice 2
« Reply #810 on: September 11, 2014, 11:34:12 PM »

My pathetic attempt to record the Milky Way (a failure on multiple levels, preparation being the first) and a nice sunset

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Re: Without Prejudice 2
« Reply #811 on: September 12, 2014, 11:22:48 PM »

I guess everyone who went here has most of these.

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Re: Without Prejudice 2
« Reply #812 on: September 13, 2014, 09:44:11 PM »

I've seen a number of Barred Owls, but never one quite so... 'luminous'! Fits well with this site.  :)
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Re: Without Prejudice 2
« Reply #813 on: September 13, 2014, 09:45:06 PM »

Summer storm.

Cell phone, hand held, several exposures combined in post.
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Re: Without Prejudice 2
« Reply #814 on: September 15, 2014, 01:31:36 PM »

Trail encounter

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Re: Without Prejudice 2
« Reply #815 on: September 15, 2014, 06:01:37 PM »

Out for a stroll?
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Re: Without Prejudice 2
« Reply #816 on: September 15, 2014, 06:59:32 PM »

Out for a stroll?

Definitely the eyes were red mad that I interrupted him/her

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Re: Without Prejudice 2
« Reply #817 on: September 17, 2014, 03:44:56 PM »

Clouds and rocks.
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Re: Without Prejudice 2
« Reply #818 on: September 17, 2014, 09:16:45 PM »

Trail encounter
Never seen a tortoise that hungover before.  :)
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Re: Without Prejudice 2
« Reply #819 on: September 17, 2014, 09:56:21 PM »

Never seen a tortoise that hungover before.  :)


I cannot vouch for her previous actions, all I can say she was quite slow  ;), this shot is in macro mode with a RX100 probably 5-10" from her nose.
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