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    Macro and Flora Moderator Jonathan Ashton's Avatar
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    Camera Model Canon EOS-1D X
    Shooting Mode Manual Exposure
    Tv(Shutter Speed) 1/1000
    Av(Aperture Value) 8.0
    Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
    Exposure Compensation 0
    ISO Speed 3200
    Auto ISO Speed ON
    Lens EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +2x III
    Focal Length 1000.0mm
    DPP 4.6 and PSCC

    Another image from the lek last week. Possibly a little more detail in the plumage this time (?), can't wait to get back in some better light, unfortunately it looks like a long wait.

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    Weather does not look good for a few days but that can all change quickly ,like you say the light as not helped you Jon but do like the aggressive pose of the center bird ,would it take a crop of just that bird?it's a great spectacle to enjoy whatever the weather.

    Keith.

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    Another good capture of the action not often seen by most of us. I like this one better. Yes, I'd go for the crop as Keith suggested, if the IQ would take it.

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    Hi Jon, I like this one better than the last frame. Nice pose and HAs on all three birds. And the detail is better on the blacks. I would leave the crop as is, it shows the lek.

    Will

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    I think this is better than your previous shot - having the three here adds a focus on the middle bird whose performance is the most visible.

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