Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

March 23, 2014

Karuah Bird Photography

Filed under: Birds — Tags: — admin @ 9:42 pm

Shooting in RAW again.

Well, for that time I was shooting in RAW. I got a new Canon 700D so I had to take it for a run. The afternoon was dull and overcast with very little light and getting onto sunset.

Masked Lapwing
Masked Lapwing

I photographed this Masked Lapqing at a shutter speed of 1/1000, aperture of f/5.6, which is wide shut, iso800 and AIServo Autofocus. I also use the Back Focus-button. I have not had a really good look at these photos yet to see if the new enhanced ISO of these new cameras is better than the old ones. It is a question of getting access to electricity as I am travelling.

Immature White-bellied Sea-eagle
White-bellied Sea-eagle

Camera settings were the same as above except for ISO400. It is a bit darker than I would have liked.

Australian White Ibis
Australian White Ibis

This is getting very dark here and I had to use ISO3200. You be tht judge if it is too noisy or not. I think it is. In dark situations it is better to turn off burst because the NR engine does not work on multi-photo (burst) mode.

Kingfisher
Kingfisher

The next morning in bright sunlight and back down to a nice ISO200. I have not had a look at my books yet to see if this is a Sacred or Azure Kingfisher. And I am way out of touch with Australian bird identification.

White-faced Heron
White-faced Heron

A White-faced Heron taking off after I got a bit too close. I had a problem loading the RAW files into my photo-editing software. I had to do a work-around and load my selected photos in as jpegs. So that is a major hassle. I am going to shoot in jpeg until i fix this problem. It seems that I may have to download Adobe Camera Raw 7.4 as a workaround in the meantime.

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