View Full Version : At the beach , and mandatory bird pics

22-05-2010, 05:47 PM

Do let me know if these become tedious

playing with the 24-105 on the beach and trying some new things

then back on the garden watching the birdlife - I think the blue tit is either a fledgling or a haggered looking parent - bit blurry but sweet little thing - had to put the herring gull picture in as it actually shows us having a blue sky!!!


Canon Beach and Birds (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48304094@N08/sets/72157624113502172/show/)

22-05-2010, 05:47 PM
these look better is you don't 'embiggen them'

22-05-2010, 05:56 PM

Never tedious! I look forward to all pictures shared.

I saved one of your owl photos to my computer. It's going to be a background photo. :D

22-05-2010, 05:58 PM
Wow, thank you

22-05-2010, 06:06 PM
To be completely honest, I also saved Hedwig the other day too. :D

22-05-2010, 06:16 PM

22-05-2010, 07:33 PM
you're getting very artistic. Love the seagull, interesting angle and the colours are popping and whites are brilliant. Did you shoot in RAW?

22-05-2010, 07:55 PM
no still to make that plunge

23-05-2010, 04:34 AM
I love the ocean. The photos are therapeutic for me. I can almost hear the waves, smell the brine...

The gull is fierce! :yes:

23-05-2010, 04:37 AM
no still to make that plunge

AHEM :poke:

23-05-2010, 04:41 AM
Put that stick DOWN! :eek:

23-05-2010, 05:07 AM
but but but!!!!

23-05-2010, 06:35 AM
I know I should. Maybe today is the day ....

23-05-2010, 06:50 AM
I know I should. Maybe today is the day ....


in camera jpg is a very blunt instrument. Once you get your raw workflow sorted, and even that sounds harder than it is, you'll think of all the photos that could have been better/sharper and go DOH!

That's really the thing about RAW. You give yourself a digital negative with all the capabilities of the camera/lens you used at the time. You can of course convert it easily and quickly to a jpg but you can't go from a jpg back to a raw and get anything more than was there in the jpg.

Ponder the advances in image processing that happen all the time. Today's average photo could be tomorrow's WOW shot but you're going to wish you had the very best digital file to play with

23-05-2010, 07:58 AM
But but but I can get so many less on the card ;)

23-05-2010, 08:20 AM
True but that seagul, if you had processed in RAW would have been outstanding. Just try it on a couple of photos to start with. Anyway compared to the price of your kit how much are a couple of memory cards?

23-05-2010, 12:02 PM
What Keith and Brit are saying about RAW is true. I once heard it expressed this way:

Shooting RAW, the ONLY thing you can't change on the computer is composition. Other than that, you can change practically everything.

Need more saturation in some colors? Go for it. Wish you had bracketed the exposure? No problem, crank it up or down by +1, -1, whatever. Change the white balance. Not to values like "daylight", or "indoors", but to a specific value that you choose!

It's kind of like going into a old film darkroom with your negative and doing all the things you used to do in a darkroom on the computer. Or at least it gives you that capability. :thumbsup:

Basically, you've got almost every variable except composition there for you. And with no loss of quality.

With jpg, the more times you edit it, the more picture you lose!

Try RAW, you'll amaze yourself!

Tom (:macwave:... likes RAW!)

23-05-2010, 01:13 PM
You could always shoot RAW and JPEG too! But that'll probably send you into a tailspin lol

23-05-2010, 01:22 PM
Fart. Been out to a garden today and thought I'd changed it to raw but turns out it didn't grrr

23-05-2010, 01:48 PM
Simply wow, love the plant (forgot what they called!)

what was the settings?

23-05-2010, 03:51 PM
Do you mean the dandelion clock Jeff? - it was taken wit the macro lens at f 11 I think - doesn't quite glow as much as I would have liked the sun was coming rom behind and it just begged to be photographed

24-05-2010, 08:40 AM
luv the macro shots chris :yes: