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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community   Atlanta, US  Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005 Thu 02-May-13 05:17 PM
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"Tricolored Heron Silhouette"
Thu 02-May-13 05:18 PM by ericbowles


Many times we face harsh lighting and struggle with solutions.

On a recent trip to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm, sunset was approaching so the subjects to the west were strongly backlit. It's always tough to come up with original images, so in this case I decided to create a silhouete.

This was taken with the Nikon D800E, 600 f/4 AFS, and TC14E II. Shooting settings were Manual exposure mode, 1/1000 sec, f/8, ISO 200. Post processing was minimal in Capture NX2. I left it in color to keep the backlighting color around the head.




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Quickone4u   Dry Fork, US  Registered since 02nd Dec 2008 Thu 02-May-13 04:14 PM
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Nice shot Eric! Reminds me of the Alfred Hitchcock silhouette! I like the little bits of color coming in from the fringe of the feathers. Different but works for me. Thanks for sharing!

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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community   Atlanta, US  Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005 Thu 02-May-13 05:20 PM
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Thanks, Mike. This is certainly not a technique I'd use often, but nice to have in the kit.

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massulo Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Tampa/Lutz, US  Nikonian since 07th May 2002 Thu 02-May-13 04:32 PM
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Excellent--only nit are white spots on back and lower right corner....



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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community   Atlanta, US  Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005 Thu 02-May-13 05:19 PM
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Thanks, Preston - I cleaned up some of the edge reflections and spaces where light was shining through feathers.

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community   Lowden, US  Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006 Thu 02-May-13 05:38 PM
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Thats cool! Nice work - creative thinking outside of the box.

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