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Getting close
« on: June 29, 2008, 07:55:37 PM »
Here's a dove sitting on a nest...

Top section was taken at about 150 cm and the bottom at 300 cm or so....Point being? The closer you can get the better the final image if you are considering a nice print. Both with 300 mm focal length...portions resized to achieve about the same final image size. 

NO TRIPOD. Tripods are difficult when on a step ladder. ;)



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Re: Getting close
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2008, 08:01:56 PM »
Hmm... Ok, so don't try a tripod on a step ladder...


What about a monopod?

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Re: Getting close
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2008, 09:21:26 PM »
It's a good question. I left the mono on the ground. But think it could have been wedged into the ladder rungs. Instead I leaned down hard on the top of the step ladder and felt I was quite still anyway. AND it was dark inside the tree so 98 percent (??) of the lighting would have come from the flash anyway--and that's (wot??) about 1/20,000 second--I dunno, fast anyway. The camera was set at f13 so hardly any ambient light during the rest of the 1/125 second exposure would have had an effect on the sensor--not that anyone could ever see. Got that? All of the light was from the flash burst so a slight bit of camera shake would not be noticed. Had I used (say) f5.6 then the ambient light might have affected the blur.
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Re: Getting close
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2008, 10:12:09 PM »
Sorry Clive, I was attempting to be humourous... thinking of Asher's comment in your thread "In praise of the tripod!!.." - I'm sorry... British humour; or mine - lack of or warped :)

I agree using a tripod in such a set up would be quite dodgy... as possibly would be a monopod if not wedged in tight. I guess something like a " Joby GorillaPod" ?... one of the mini tripods with bendable legs to wrap around a support would be of some use... maybe.

I thought you had used flash because of the shadow cast by the beak in the crop and also on the main image of the nest twig... and the reflection back in the eye.

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Re: Getting close
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2008, 05:17:17 AM »
"British humour; or mine - lack of or warped" :P In a Monty Python, Faulty Towers sort of way. ;)

I need to try this dove gig again and use a more powerful flash with a soft cover over the unit to soften the shadows.

I am thinking the "tripod on ladder" scene...maybe a Mr. Bean sort of skit.

Okay THIS is no joke. My wife fell off a short ladder four days ago and hurt herself quite badly: nothing broken, but four major bruise-damaged areas. She asked me to photograph them (for use in court against me???) and THEN warned me they were not for "show and tell" on the Internet. :P :D Me? Do that?


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Re: Getting close
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2008, 02:40:55 PM »
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ducking for cover cheesy
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Okay THIS is no joke. My wife fell off a short ladder four days ago and hurt herself quite badly: nothing broken, but four major bruise-damaged areas. She asked me to photograph them (for use in court against me???) and THEN warned me they were not for "show and tell" on the Internet. Tongue Cheesy Me? Do that?
No not funny at all! Most accidents happend apparently at home in the kitchen and the batchroom and not seldomly on a stepladder! Had one of them myself- ouch!
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