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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:04 pm    Post subject: Some experiments... Reply with quote

This morning I went to a filed nearby where at this time of the year many geese and some swans gather - for whatever reason.
Unfortunately, it was bad light outside that even with high ISO settings I could not get fast enough shutter speeds to successfully shoot some flying birds with my Tamron SP 8/500.
And a faster but shorter lens would not have made any sense.

But tonight when I checked the shots, I realized that some of them have a certain something, even without being sharp and on spot.

These shots were taken with the handheld and panned Tamron SP 8/500 on my EOS 40D:





I hope it's not too much for you, but I really like them. Not as a documentary bird shot, of course, but as "pictures".

The next one was taken with my Soligor 3.5/70-220 which I finally wanted to test on my EOS 5D.



Not bad for a second level brand zoom lens. Wink


PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the pictures of the birds are very beautiful LucisPictor


PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, that tree really pops out! Is that a C/D Soligor?

As for the geese, talk about jammy! Those photos work really well for me, like a water painting or something...superb!


PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lucispictor wrote:
I realized that some of them have a certain something, even without being sharp and on spot.
I think the geese shots are actually very good. You succeeded in reproducing the impression of the movement during the flight, this is why I think they work good. I like the tree too, simple and bold. The Tammy 500 can be tricky to use in bad light with no tripod, I know well, but nonetheless can give surprising results.

Cheers, Marty.


PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey carsten
those are very atmospheric shots of the geese, very nice.


PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kuuan wrote:
the pictures of the birds are very beautiful LucisPictor


+1 Love them! Well done!


PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ace shots all 3 but geese are very nice Very Happy Very Happy


PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really love the ones of the geese!

They have a dream-like quality to them. As though they are a 'memory' of flight rather than an actual captured moment in time.

It's interesting that the tendency would have initially been to reject them for being out of focus, but that despite what seemed like technical 'imperfection' they spoke to you on a different level.

I'm glad that you kept them and that you shared them. Smile


PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm trying to workout what geese these are. Greylag?


PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love first


PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. I especially like "Flight II". A few of the geese's wings show good detail while the rest is blurred from movement. Very effective.


PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. And I am glad that in this forum the members do not only judge images by their level of sharpness. Wink
That's one of the reasons why I like it here so much.


PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work! The first is two thumbs up for me!!


PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice, luis, very nice ...


PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LucisPictor wrote:
Thanks. And I am glad that in this forum the members do not only judge images by their level of sharpness. Wink
That's one of the reasons why I like it here so much.


Art not exclude movement. A lot of masters used the movement as part of hte composition, like you beautifully did.

Well done!! Congrats.

Rino.


PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The geese shots are excellent! Very beautiful!


PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This experiment worked well Smile

I like "Flight II" very much.


PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the experiment is a success carsten


patrickh


PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The geese look fantastic! it's almost soft and sharp at the same time, the feeling of movement is superb!


PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fish4570 wrote:
nice, luis, very nice ...

Carsten, not "luis". Wink


PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I & II are great shots!

Klaus


PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those images are great!
I love the sense of painting that they express ...
Wonderful!!

I did shot some moving animal too:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/paucc/3205083882/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/paucc/3205082916/

and also some quiet animal while "we" moved ... Very Happy

http://www.flickr.com/photos/paucc/3205157180/


PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great 3er pic !!!

Excelent composition !!

Thanks for sharing.

Rino.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

estudleon wrote:
Great 3er pic !!!

Excelent composition !!

Thanks for sharing.

Rino.


Hola Rino!

The 3er image was made from the car (I wasn't driving, of course) and I had lots of trial and error, so of 15 photos I did just 3 where really useful ...
Thanks for your comments!


PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

#3 is superb, great follow of immobile subject!!