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Taken with a 600 ƒ4 on D810.

A young female (in foreground) is sizing possibly

a young male for next spring…

 

 

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If personal taste is involved,           Light is free,                       Mother Nature provides the light
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Hmmmmmm… no replies in

two weeks and 129 views!


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If personal taste is involved,           Light is free,                       Mother Nature provides the light
discussion is pointless.                   capturing it is NOT.               but talent renders the image.
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…so different from a lot of birding shots.

 

 

I presume, Aeros4, that you have experience in

wildlife photography with such a comment! :)

 

Thanks for your appreciation!


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If personal taste is involved,           Light is free,                       Mother Nature provides the light
discussion is pointless.                   capturing it is NOT.               but talent renders the image.
                                                                                                                        (Charlychuck)
 

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Thanks for your comment jmac!


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If personal taste is involved,           Light is free,                       Mother Nature provides the light
discussion is pointless.                   capturing it is NOT.               but talent renders the image.
                                                                                                                        (Charlychuck)
 

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I presume, Aeros4, that you have experience in


wildlife photography with such a comment! 


 


Yes Kodiak, but my first love is representational painting of animal and human subjects. Increasing my skills in photography, also helped me better understand the dynamics of light, (this is what I see in your work, like Mathis, you paint the light) so it was a symbiotic path forward, I am very excited with the release of the Windows version of AP. I especially like the inpainting feature. This is a major event, a company like Serif has long been needed to provide healthy competition and has changed the landscape for everyone in photography and all forms of image making. I wish them all the success their business model deserves. I look forward to seeing more of your very inspiring work.


 


Bon chance Monsieur.


 


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Striking photo! Soothing and dark with just enough details and no apparent stylistic imposition. I'd like to see it with more pixels

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Striking photo! Soothing and dark with just enough details and no apparent stylistic imposition. I'd like to see it with more pixels

 

Thanks for your visit and comment JQL! :)

 

Though I may use imaging hard and software, I'm still a

photographer and not an imaging artist. My goal always

is the most natural rendition of a "nature scene".

 

Consequently, the only artistry in these shoots is in the

seeing and capturing the "right" moment (supported by

some pretty adequate tools). In my approach, wildlife pho-

tography is not an area where artistic intent has any place

in the final rendering of the takes.

 

 —"I'd like to see it with more pixels"

 

The following frame is a 100% crop of the take and, I'm sure,

you will rightfully conclude that the original post was already

severely cropped (part of the magic of 36.3 MP!)

 

Shooting conditions:

  • Bright and sunny September 09 @11:56.
  • Scene lit by a sunbeam through a hole in the canopy
  • ISO 800, SS 1/1600s, aperture ƒ8, distance +/- 45m
  • 600mm ƒ4 on D810 combo…

Have a look, have a good time!

 

 

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discussion is pointless.                   capturing it is NOT.               but talent renders the image.
                                                                                                                        (Charlychuck)
 

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Kodiak,

 

Interested in your work. Could I ask if you're ever tempted to go beyond inpainting in Affinity Photo. You perform cropping before inpainting too?

 

Just interested to know if you ever work on tones, highlights, and shadows. I think you suggested that you feel the art is in the shot which I completely get so maybe post-shoot in-app tone control would suggest that the shot was not how you wanted it. 

 

As a keen birder i'm loving the photos. :-)

 

Andy Capstick

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As a keen birder i'm loving the photos. :-)

 

From an enthusiastic bird shooter, this is a pleasing comment!

 

As I said before, I'm not a "real" birder since it is, for me, never

about the subject but the light that's falling on it.

 

True is that my frequent visits to the marsh made me discover

facts about the birds themselves: beauty, elegance, and beha-

viours but these serve the predictability of their next move in

my quest for Mother Nature's many wonders.

 

Interested in your work. Could I ask if you're ever tempted to go beyond inpainting in Affinity Photo. You perform cropping before inpainting too?

 

As said before too, I am a photographer and have very little to

do with imagery, creative or manipulative. Honestly, I was pretty

PS litterate and accomplished but with time, the business pushed

me more to the photo aspect of the image… not as documentary

only but having that "lighting approach" I use also.

 

At this point, all my work is processed in CO9 as it provides me

with a great set of tonal tools for my approach to final rendition

and workflow… and since CO9 hardly performs quick edits as

beautifuly as AP, the "inpainting" and "clone" tools are important

in my workflow. 

 

I will stay in CO9 to tweak all tonal aspects and use AP for the

cropped images (most of the time) final pixel editing. 

 

Just interested to know if you ever work on tones, highlights, and shadows. I think you suggested that you feel the art is in the shot which I completely get so maybe post-shoot in-app tone control would suggest that the shot was not how you wanted it. 

 

It is never important that it is! I succeed good SOOC only in

studio where I control the light but out in nature, the thinking is

different: most important is to capture all the dynamic range

and that only (in terms of PP). What ever software one uses,

none have the ability to restore an image where no data was

previously recorded in the file. Starting with a good RAW file 

​is always the best starting point.

 

I am in a position where I have the means to get any tools I

need to reach my goals. So I buy the gear that will get me at

the proper dynamic range recording. Lenses help little in this

but the cameras will. I have chosen two D810 for their DR.

With proper DR, all is possible.

 

Did I answer your questions adequately? English is not my

mother tongue…


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If personal taste is involved,           Light is free,                       Mother Nature provides the light
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