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    This image was created on the Spoonbill Boat IPT on February 16, 2019 at 5:4pm. I would love to hear your thoughts with regards to SONY or Nikon, focal lengths, image quality, and ISO for this image. You might find another clue or two in the blog post here.

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    I like the sky and I like the habitat left at the bottom.
    I think some off the right side would look good.
    As far as IQ, Again the sky and the sky color looks great.
    Bird looks a bit crunchy.
    No idea on what you used except it looks like a short lens...
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    Oh boy Artie, I'm not good at this at all but thought my 2 cents would be the following: pelican lacks detail, too small in the frame for me to judge further... colors/feathers look muddied without definition... Pouch, head, various feathers look shaded but not detailed. Shadowed, underbelly looks dark... My guess and a guess it is would be a short lens maybe 2x's extender and Sony... Not appealing IQ IMHO! I do like the varied sky colors!

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    I like the composition, pose and hint of trees at the bottom. I too feel the IQ is lacking on this image. I have no idea what camera or lens you were using at the time of capture.

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    Light looks nice and a interesting pose. Suprised you didn't remover the green at the bottom. Why is the text in this so transparent?

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    I like the shooting angle in this one. I also like the soft light but why so small in the frame??? I don't think the tree tops add much , the pelican is small and is not showing any details, it looks crunchy and sharpened too much. Also wish the far wing hand't merged with the head.



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    I have no idea what gear you were using.
    I must admit this is not up to your usual standards . Pelican looks quite crunchy and lacks good detail.
    I am not loving this one,
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    Thanks for all of your honest comments above. I'd love to hear some thoughts on the ISO.

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    John, The text looks transparent to you because I am using the Captain James Mark II -- Side theme where everything is black and the type is grey

    Arash, the bird is small in the frame because it was far away :)

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    I would just be guessing in the dark if I went into the gear as I never used a Nikon or a Sony.
    As for the image I'm a bit sceptical. I don't mind the shooting angle as the sky is quite beautiful and has some interesting, but subtle, elements of a dark cloud and a turquise sky. Although the colors seem a bit off overall and the bird haven't got much detail to talk about.
    I also agree that the trees doesn't add much and the bird is to small in frame but without the IQ it is not much to do. The BG looks a bit grainy too.

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    I agree with everyone about the IQ but the High ISO and then the noise reduction might be part of the IQ problem? Larger crop too?
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    High ISO is not a problem in light like this, I could take this at ISO 10,000 and no one would be able to tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Salem View Post
    I agree with everyone about the IQ but the High ISO and then the noise reduction might be part of the IQ problem? Larger crop too?
    Thanks Dude. Not a large crop. No NR on the subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arash_hazeghi View Post
    High ISO is not a problem in light like this, I could take this at ISO 10,000 and no one would be able to tell.

    If only we were all as talented as you.

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