Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Kestrel in flight

  1. #1
    BPN Member Sanjeev Aurangabadkar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Hyderabad, India
    Posts
    4,744
    Threads
    1,272
    Thank You Posts

    Default Kestrel in flight

    Attached Images Attached Images
     
    A kestrel takes off in Lonavala, near Pune, India.
    1DX II
    560mm
    1/3200
    f/8
    ISO 1600

  2. #2
    Super Moderator arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    San Francisco, California, United States
    Posts
    17,285
    Threads
    1,175
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    love the pose and the stretched wings but the image isn't quite sharp especially the head area

    TFS
    New! Nikon Capture One Pro Guide
    http://www.arihazeghiphotography.com/Guides/


    ------------------------------------------------
    Visit my blog
    http://www.arihazeghiphotography.com/blog

  3. Thanks Sanjeev Aurangabadkar thanked for this post
  4. #3
    BPN Member Sanjeev Aurangabadkar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Hyderabad, India
    Posts
    4,744
    Threads
    1,272
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Thanks Arash, this was a 50% crop hence the loss in IQ and Sharpness. I should have added another round or two of USM.

  5. #4
    Super Moderator arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    San Francisco, California, United States
    Posts
    17,285
    Threads
    1,175
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanjeev Aurangabadkar View Post
    Thanks Arash, this was a 50% crop hence the loss in IQ and Sharpness. I should have added another round or two of USM.
    Hi Sanjeev, the image is soft because of soft focus not because of 50% crop. a 50% crop is nothing on a 20 mega pixel camera. That leaves you with 10 mega pixels to work with. If the RAW was sharp it would look much better than this.

    best
    Last edited by arash_hazeghi; 02-16-2020 at 03:23 AM.
    New! Nikon Capture One Pro Guide
    http://www.arihazeghiphotography.com/Guides/


    ------------------------------------------------
    Visit my blog
    http://www.arihazeghiphotography.com/blog

  6. #5
    Super Moderator arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    San Francisco, California, United States
    Posts
    17,285
    Threads
    1,175
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Attached Images Attached Images
     
    to debunk this myth about cropping here is an image of the American kestrel. this image is only 25% of the original i.e. about only 5 mega pixels yet it is much better than yours because the focus was tack sharp. If the focus is soft the image has no cure unfortunately. You need to get the focus tack sharp and that's the challenge in BIF photography :)

    Best
    Last edited by arash_hazeghi; 02-16-2020 at 03:24 AM.
    New! Nikon Capture One Pro Guide
    http://www.arihazeghiphotography.com/Guides/


    ------------------------------------------------
    Visit my blog
    http://www.arihazeghiphotography.com/blog

  7. #6
    BPN Member Andreas Liedmann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Dortmund / Germany
    Posts
    7,425
    Threads
    775
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Hi Arash .... well you are basically right about your wording reg sharpness .
    But this is not a fair example IMHO .
    AS this does look flashed .... and the flash compensate for evtl blurring .

    Just my thoughts .
    Cheers Andreas

  8. #7
    BPN Member Andreas Liedmann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Dortmund / Germany
    Posts
    7,425
    Threads
    775
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Hi Sanjeev nice shot .... agree with the others about sharpness and IQ . Also think image does look flat in terms of tonal range and color variation , think the base issue is a " wrong WB " !!! Get the WB to neutral and then tweak the colors ......to your taste .

    TFS Andreas

  9. #8
    Super Moderator arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    San Francisco, California, United States
    Posts
    17,285
    Threads
    1,175
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Andreas Liedmann View Post
    Hi Arash .... well you are basically right about your wording reg sharpness .
    But this is not a fair example IMHO .
    AS this does look flashed .... and the flash compensate for evtl blurring .

    Just my thoughts .
    Cheers Andreas
    you are wrong but only 100% :) . There was no flash :)
    Last edited by arash_hazeghi; 02-16-2020 at 02:23 PM.
    New! Nikon Capture One Pro Guide
    http://www.arihazeghiphotography.com/Guides/


    ------------------------------------------------
    Visit my blog
    http://www.arihazeghiphotography.com/blog

  10. #9
    BPN Member Andreas Liedmann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Dortmund / Germany
    Posts
    7,425
    Threads
    775
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Ok Arash ...if it is only 100% , than i say kindly sorry ! For the wrong interpretation of the light , was just the strong shadows that made me think the flash route .

  11. #10
    BPN Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Ithaca, NY
    Posts
    7,911
    Threads
    1,406
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    The pose is nice. Agree with bird doesn't look tack sharp. I would loose that leaf underneath the bird on the grass.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Web Analytics