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I think I always was, and still am and ever be, a sneaky

hunter in Nature Reserves… image hunter that is! Armed

with big guns (600mm on D810 among others), I love the

peace and quiet of a close by marsh where I shoot not to

kill but to immortalize. Not much of a harvest for a whole

free day but is was a great time!

 

In Fall poor light conditions and most of the time at the

extreme  reach of my combo, these marsh habitants are

playing hard to get. So the lens focal length and the high

pixel count were pushed to the limits of their possibilities

in terms of capture and rendition.

 

AP's "Inpainting Tool" was used to clean up the water sur-

face in some cases.

 

C&C Welcomed!

 

 

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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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Some great shots here, Kodiak. It is quite amazing what we can do with today's camera, lens, and clothing technology; especially considering the camera shake induced by a long lens (and cold weather) and the high ISO you would have needed in in order to maintain a 'just fast enough' shutter speed in these lighting conditions even with a wide open aperture. Having a tool like AP to go from RAW image to that which we envisioned with ease is the icing on the cake.  

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Wonderful shots. I particularly like the one with the water dripping from the duck's feet.

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Some great shots here, Kodiak.

 

Thanks for that!

 

It is quite amazing what we can do with today's camera… 

 
Right, the D810 is the best in terms of dynamic range
and resolution. In combo, with the 600 ƒ4, it is my main
gear for the purpose. I have a second one in combo with
the 200~400 ƒ4…
Both on Canadian made Jobu Black Widow Pro II gimbals.
 
As for the chilling weather, the man is a bear (justified by
the paws!!!) and the bear is Canadian… greater tolerance!
 

Having a tool like AP to go from RAW image to that which we envisioned with ease is the icing on the cake.  

 
I am not sure, at this point, that the RAW converter in AP
would "convert" me to it ipso facto. I may dislike Adobe
but I love Capture One Pro. I stay in Capture One Pro as 
long as possible but it is no pixel editor, for this, I use AP.
 
 

Thanks for your comments! ;)

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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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Wonderful shots. I particularly like the one with the water dripping from the duck's feet.

 

This is always a bonus when previewing the takes

in post production as, during the shoot, I don't really

have the time to appreciate these details.

 

Between the capture techniques, the tracking and fo-

cusing on these rather unpredictable targets… the

drops are easily overlooked!

 

Glad you like'm!

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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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Right, the D810 is the best in terms of dynamic range

and resolution. In combo, with the 600 ƒ4, it is my main
gear for the purpose. I have a second one in combo with
the 200~400 ƒ4…
Both on Canadian made Jobu Black Widow Pro gimbals.
 
...
 
I am not sure, at this point, that the RAW converter in AP
would "convert" me to it ipso facto. I may dislike Adobe
but I love Capture One Pro. I stay in Capture One Pro as 
long as possible but it is no pixel editor, for this, I use AP.
 
 

Thanks for your comments! ;)

Most of the bird/wildlife shooters I have met here are 'scoping' (using an iPhone mount on a scope) and claim it is mostly because of the difference in T-stops. A scope, they say, just lets in that much more light. Is that something you have tried; any opinion?

...

Admittedly, I sometimes still compare the RAW conversion from Aperture with that of AP and often prefer that of Aperture; but this could be a user-related thing.

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Most of the bird/wildlife shooters I have met here are 'scoping' (using an iPhone mount on a scope) and claim it is mostly because of the difference in T-stops. A scope, they say, just lets in that much more light. Is that something you have tried; any opinion?

 

I knew of shooters trying their best to make their own

life miserable but I never heard it could go so far! :(

 

The T-stop is a measure of the light that is reaching

the sensor, used in video production. 

 

The ƒ-stop, used by  photographers, is a relative mea-

sure of the light going through and is lens dependant

 

Most of the bird/wildlife shooters I have met don't even

bother with that stuff as the subject and the light condi-

sions have all our attention.

 

On the other hand, I am just a photographer with no tag

like birder or else… just trying to do everything the only

way I know: the best I can!

 

Admittedly, I sometimes still compare the RAW conversion from Aperture with that of AP and often prefer that of Aperture; but this could be a user-related thing.

 

—"…a user-related thing"?

 

May well and legitimately be but in my case, nothing

is worth more than the ultimate rendition of the RAW

data and Capture One Pro is the converter closest to

​what I was looking for since I work in the hight end of

publishing/printing.

 

Maybe someone someday will outperform my actual

set of tools but Affinity RAW is not yet there I think …

too close to the lightroom approach! So I understand

you perfectly!

www.kodiakmedia.at

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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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