Monday, March 23, 2009

By the Numbers

Thirteen lens elements, four ladder steps, one set of trifocals, one triple stack of lenses, one flash attachment, one sunburn, two size ten feet on one three inch rung, three hours invested, forty deleted shots, one mocking wife, and a mystery bird in an old dead tree!

Tech: Oly E-3, Zuiko 70-200 w/ 1.4 Tele, Extension Tube, Circular Polarizer, FL50R Flash [Fired] TTL @ 1/100 and ISO 320, 283mm, Aperture Priority, Manual Focus Post Processing: Adjusted Exposure, Clarity, and Saturation in Camera Raw>Opened in CS3>Duplicate Background> Levels Adjustment Layer>High Pass Sharpen>Merge Visible>Topaz Adjust Clarity >Lens Distortion Vignette


Larry J. Patrick said...

You have completely captured what I think of bird photography. You nailed it.

I think this is one of your best bird photos. I like the composition and the colors very much. Good job.

Anonymous said...

But you got the shot! And that is all that matters.
My interpretation of your comments is that it was totally worth it, right?

Great capture ---


Barry Armer said...

Nice job Larry! You can tell you spent some quality time on this one! Well done!


Larry said...

Thanks All - I agree, definetly my best bird to date and it was worth it.