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Belted Kingfisher


Posted by Jakejacoby on Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:09 am

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400 DO w/ 1.4x III
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by Ron Day on Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:08 pm
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Very nice image, Jake. I like the raised crest and, of course, the prey item. If it were mine, I would attempt to recover some of the detail in the whites, if possible. The water droplets in the air are awesome. :)
 

by Gene Gwin on Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:25 pm
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Jake, Like the image, it has everything--good comp, eye contact, background, etc.  It's been my experience photographing Kingfishers that you have to slightly underexpose the image, or the whites will be blown--sometimes underexposer up to -.7.  It's a very difficult bird to get the exposure right.
 

by Jakejacoby on Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:10 pm
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Gene Gwin wrote:
Jake, Like the image, it has everything--good comp, eye contact, background, etc.  It's been my experience photographing Kingfishers that you have to slightly underexpose the image, or the whites will be blown--sometimes underexposer up to -.7.  It's a very difficult bird to get the exposure right.

Amen - thanks Gene.
 

by david fletcher on Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:51 pm
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Killer bg and profile Jake. Whites hot as mentioned. Good tips mentioned.
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