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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Bosque last weekend


It was a great 3 days around Socorro and Bosque last weekend and figured it is about time to finally stop lurking on FM and slink out into the open. Here's hoping I've pushed all the right buttons to get these up on FM ...

Clearly this might take a bit so C&C are much appreciated!




snow geese were pretty much right in our faces

  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens    105mm    f/10.0    1/800s    400 ISO    -0.3 EV  






as Will said, there's something magical about catching them in flight ...

  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens    400mm    f/7.1    1/3200s    1000 ISO    0.0 EV  






I love the dancing

  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens    260mm    f/5.6    1/2500s    400 ISO    -0.3 EV  






finally, even the little birds were pretty friendly - white crowned sparrow

  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens    400mm    f/6.3    1/2500s    800 ISO    +0.7 EV  




Dec 07, 2012 at 03:42 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Bosque last weekend


I'm first, which is only right since I was there next to you. Nice first post, Jim. Dancing and prancing in #3 is my favorite.
Mark



Dec 07, 2012 at 03:48 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Bosque last weekend


Welcome to FM Jim

As you ask for CC I'm providing some:

Only the last 2 seem crisp, the others are a little less sharp. I'm not seeing detail on the brightest parts of the snow geese though most of each goose is well exposed. The sand hills starting to blast off is a fine moment captured. I like the reflections in the dance photo. Moving the sparrow out of the center will be mentioned by many people. I'm on the fence as you have a very nice diagonal that dose draw my eye to the bird.

Morris



Dec 07, 2012 at 04:05 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Bosque last weekend


Nice looking set Jim. Goose shot is lovely.


Dec 07, 2012 at 04:08 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Bosque last weekend


You are off to a nice start Jim. 4 is the sharpest of the set, so we know you and your gear are capable of making sharp shots. Keep shooting ~ Ron


Dec 07, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Bosque last weekend


thanks Mark, I appreciate your thoughts on cropping the dancers before I posted - made all the difference in the world!


Dec 07, 2012 at 02:25 PM
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welcome, Jim....glad to see you finally gettin' yer feet wet here.


Dec 07, 2012 at 02:27 PM
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morris wrote:
Welcome to FM Jim

As you ask for CC I'm providing some:

Only the last 2 seem crisp, the others are a little less sharp. I'm not seeing detail on the brightest parts of the snow geese though most of each goose is well exposed. The sand hills starting to blast off is a fine moment captured. I like the reflections in the dance photo. Moving the sparrow out of the center will be mentioned by many people. I'm on the fence as you have a very nice diagonal that dose draw my eye to the bird.

Morris


Morris - I agree with and appreciate your CC, thanks! I might play with that sparrow a bit just to see if I can find a nice scene though there wasn't a lot to work with there. The sharpness is clearly something I want to work on.



Dec 07, 2012 at 02:28 PM
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KCollett wrote:
Nice looking set Jim. Goose shot is lovely.


Thanks for the comment - I do love the dynamics in that scene though I could wish for more sharpness and the "bathtub ring" on the gooses belly might be distracting. I guess it is nature though ...



Dec 07, 2012 at 02:30 PM
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surfnron wrote:
You are off to a nice start Jim. 4 is the sharpest of the set, so we know you and your gear are capable of making sharp shots. Keep shooting ~ Ron


Thanks Ron! I added #4, though it's just another "little brown bird" because of the nice sharp feather detail.



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trenchmonkey wrote:
welcome, Jim....glad to see you finally gettin' yer feet wet here.


Hey Will, it was great meeting you down there and standing around and gabbing. Now that I know you can be flushed from the brush with a little Milk Stout I'll be sure to look you up again!



Dec 07, 2012 at 02:34 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Bosque last weekend


Back at ya, Jim...and I didn't even know you guys were holdin'


Dec 07, 2012 at 02:40 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Bosque last weekend


Very nice work Jim! Beautiful light!!

Tim



Dec 07, 2012 at 03:16 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Bosque last weekend


Beautiful set of images. Makes me want to pack my gear and head to the Bosque.

As mentioned by other posts, your sharpness is a bit off. Looking at the images, it appears your point of focus was not where it needed to be and increasing the f stop to give a deeper DOF is all that is needed to correct this.

I hope to see more of your posts.

Dean



Dec 07, 2012 at 05:15 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Bosque last weekend


Nice work, I'm really anxious to get back.

Leon



Dec 07, 2012 at 05:49 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Bosque last weekend


Lovely set Jim, thanks for sharing the fun
David



Dec 07, 2012 at 07:05 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Bosque last weekend


a sweet set Jim .. the last two for me


Dec 07, 2012 at 10:55 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Bosque last weekend


Tim Kuhn wrote:
Very nice work Jim! Beautiful light!!

Tim


Thanks Tim - Mark and I were out before sunrise and back from around 3:00 through sunset and saw some great changes in lighting through the day - what a great place!



Dec 08, 2012 at 03:03 AM
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Dean Colprit wrote:
Beautiful set of images. Makes me want to pack my gear and head to the Bosque.

As mentioned by other posts, your sharpness is a bit off. Looking at the images, it appears your point of focus was not where it needed to be and increasing the f stop to give a deeper DOF is all that is needed to correct this.

I hope to see more of your posts.

Dean


Dean,

Thanks for your comments - I agree about the sharpness and hope to get back soon to try to work on bringing it in a lot. I just got the 5diii a day or so before heading down and I am very happy so far but there is clearly room to improve.



Dec 08, 2012 at 03:06 AM
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lhdvries wrote:
Nice work, I'm really anxious to get back.

Leon


Leon - I can't wait to get back too!



Dec 08, 2012 at 03:07 AM
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