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Are you lookin' to me?

Are you lookin' to me?
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Copyright: Maria Marnoto (miellyn) (10)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-11-12 16:38
Viewed: 3552
Points: 2
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Welcome to Treknature, hope you enjoy the site and stick around, you can learn alot and have a good time.

On the merits of your shot, its a good solid shot, nice detail. The sun however has baked the whites taking some crucial detail away. If I might suggest, if given the opportunity to take this shot again under the same conditions, set the Exposure Value (EV) on your camera several stops down, I would suggest maybe -0.7 to -1.3 possibly. Post editing you might try increasing the highlights to see if anything can be recovered in the current shot. Keep shooting, it gets easier and better with each shot.


Try to get the camera down to the bird's level for this sort of shot if possible. The strong sunlight here is coming from behind the bird, making exposure difficult - you might try moving around to get better lighting. Keep practicing, take lots of pictures! A note would be nice, also. This bird is Buteo regalis the Ferruginous Hawk of North America.
Regards, Nigel.

Good attempt. As glazzaro and Merlin already pointed out, try to play with position at which you are taking the shot as the light is taking away the detail. If you have shot this image in Raw you possible could do some nice post processing.
Anyway, keep on shooting. Hope see some new images soon

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