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    F4.5, 1/800, iso 400, canon 1d mark iv, 100-400@100 adjusted WB, exposure, shadows, HL, levels


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    A nice tight portrait, and as ever the snow adds an extra layer of interest. I always find I have to take more shots than usual in these circumstances because some of the OOF snow blobs can get a little distracting. All the important parts here are clear though. Possibly worth pushing the ISO little more and getting an extra shot for the shutter speed here, I don't think going to 800 would have adversely affected the IQ and would have given you an extra bit of security for the sharpest possible file.

    Plenty of detail in bot the dark fur and the snowflakes resting on the Bison - nice work

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    Hi Andrew - Glad to see you decided to post an image and certainly the time off has not affected your skill. Excellent detail and control of the exposure. The falling snow adds for me. Good suggestions by Mike for techs. Looking forward to seeing more.

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    Good heavens, a blast from the past - long time no see Andrew (how many years has it been?) how have you been keeping, great to see you still shooting and the PP looks really good too.

    Great to see the MKIV still delivering cool captures, love the colour and depth you achieved here, although I feel you were quite close to the subject. Like the texture and detail in both the horn and eye. Not a deal breaker, but having the white background all white may have been better.

    For me the techs look spot on as you have avoided the falling snow being distracting, as the techs will dictate the overall appearance, by increasing the SS this will change the look & feel, likewise the DoF as per the same comment I made to Stu P posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Kaluski View Post
    Good heavens, a blast from the past - long time no see Andrew (how many years has it been?) how have you been keeping, great to see you still shooting and the PP looks really good too.

    TFS
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    Hi Steve. It's been about 2 years & a very rough 2 years it was. All in all I am doing pretty good. Thanks very much for your comments. I expect to be shooting & posting more in the future.
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    It's been about 2 years & a very rough 2 years it was.
    I am very sorry to hear that Andrew, I was thinking further back and when was it our paths actually crossed, was it with Dave N and Canon EOS?

    Hope things are improving and look forward, as mentioned earlier, to seeing more from you.


    All the very best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Kaluski View Post
    was it with Dave N and Canon EOS?

    Hope things are improving and look forward

    All the very best.
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    Yes, I think it was with Dave N.

    Yep, things are improving & I am looking forward to 2018 being a much better year.

    Andrew
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    Yep, things are improving & I am looking forward to 2018 being a much better year.
    Great news Andrew and here's to a better 2018.

    FYI - not sure if Dave is still writing all the Tech stuff for Canon these days, but he's certainly involved with Sandisk now, can't believe how time has flown since then.

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    Andrew I can't help but pick up on the comments all the best for 2018 .
    Ha ha now there's an image with some proper snow. I love it mate fabulous detail and wonderful exposure. Not really much to change for me I like the bkg too the oof trees I presume really add for me as does the falling snow.

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    The skill needed to expose this properly is truly impressive !! Awesome stuff

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    HI ANdrew -- Superbly done , liked the details in the subject and the falling snow adds to the scene , would love to see more from you . TFS !

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    Quote Originally Posted by haseeb badar View Post
    HI ANdrew would love to see more from you . TFS !
    You will.
    Andrew

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    Very nicely done here Andrew. A fine winter bison portrait...

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