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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Thu 03-Oct-13 06:19 AM
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"Pied Oystercatcher."
Thu 03-Oct-13 06:29 AM by Scotty45

Swan Reach.Vic., AU
          

I spotted this guy feeding on shell fish on the shore of a local lake this morning. The light wasn't the best, with it being overcast & showery.
This was my first shoot with the new 70-200mm f/2.8G plus the TC20E III teleconverter attached to the D300s, on the monopod.
I think I like the combo.....Scotty.

1/200s @ f/11. iso250


1/125s @ f/11. iso250

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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Thu 03-Oct-13 11:22 AM
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#1. "RE: Pied Oystercatcher."
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Very nice images, Scotty.

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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Thu 03-Oct-13 09:09 PM
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#5. "RE: Pied Oystercatcher."
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Thank you Rick.

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af4nc Gold Member Nikonian since 07th Jul 2007Thu 03-Oct-13 11:28 AM
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Nice shot Scotty. With such a contrast, that's a tough shot to do.

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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Thu 03-Oct-13 09:10 PM
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Swan Reach.Vic., AU
          

Thanks Tom. They were only about 20m away, so that helped.

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Watto Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Mar 2010Thu 03-Oct-13 12:02 PM
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Hi Scotty, I can see why you like the combo. They are nice photos , pretty sharp as well. I like the way it is digging into the cockle shell.

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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Thu 03-Oct-13 09:11 PM
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#7. "RE: Pied Oystercatcher."
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Swan Reach.Vic., AU
          

Thanks Glen. I usually only see these guys from a distance.

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birdied Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 07th Sep 2009Thu 03-Oct-13 07:07 PM
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Very nice shots.

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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Thu 03-Oct-13 09:12 PM
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Thank you for the kind comment Birdie.

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Dubes Silver Member Awarded for his high level of achievement and willingness to help others – most notably in wildlife photography. Nikonian since 16th Jun 2007Thu 03-Oct-13 09:20 PM
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#9. "RE: Pied Oystercatcher."
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Very cool Scotty, black & white birds are always tough to shoot and get details in both the blacks & whites.

The whites look good, not blown, don't know if you shoot RAW of strictly JPEG, but a couple of things I'd try is:
1 - Tone down your saturation a touch, red bill looks really "hot" and you might get get some detail back in the blacks.
2 - If that doesn't work, try performing some shadow protection in Capture NX (RAW file) if you work in RAW, or adjust the shadow sliders in "Shadows/Highlights" adjustment in Photoshop.
It looks like there is some detail there on my monitor.

Hope you don't mind the suggestions, some people get pretty ticked off, and if you did, I apologize.

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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Fri 04-Oct-13 12:11 AM
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#12. "RE: Pied Oystercatcher."
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Fri 04-Oct-13 12:16 AM by Scotty45

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Thank you Richard. Constructive critisism is always welcome, & i'll try your suggestions. I just tried the TC-20E III on the 300mm f/4D. Found some great subjects, but the combo didn't work. I think a bit of tweaking might be in order.
BTW. I always shoot Raw.

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timpsm Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Sep 2010Fri 04-Oct-13 01:45 AM
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I am trying to learn and follow along Richard. Where in Photoshop is the shadown/highlight slider that you are referring to?

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#19. "RE: Pied Oystercatcher."
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Hi Tim - sorry just noticed in question. Not sure which version of Photoshop you're using. In Photoshop CS6, select the "image" pull down menu, then "adjustments" and finally "shadows/highlights". Play araound with the sliders, amount, radius, etc.
For Photoshop Elements, I haven't used in a while but did scheck Adobe's help site. This link should prove useful:
http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/using/adjusting-shadows-light.html#improve_shadow_and_highlight_detail

Any other question Tim, just contact me off-line and I'd more than happy to help out.

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Nice captures Scotty.
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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Fri 04-Oct-13 12:12 AM
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Swan Reach.Vic., AU
          

Thanks Rick. I appreciate your response.

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Countryboy Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Mar 2007Thu 03-Oct-13 11:57 PM
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#11. "RE: Pied Oystercatcher."
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Nice set. You guys that live on the coast have all the luck.

Tom,
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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Fri 04-Oct-13 12:14 AM
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Swan Reach.Vic., AU
          

Thanks for the comment Tom. We do get lucky occasionally......Scotty.

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glxman Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008Fri 04-Oct-13 02:18 AM
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Great Capture Scotty
Black or white is always tricky, having both is difficult to say the least
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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Fri 04-Oct-13 02:43 AM
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Swan Reach.Vic., AU
          

>Great Capture Scotty
>Black or white is always tricky, having both is difficult to
>say the least.

You got that right Gary. Thanks for commenting.

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#18. "RE: Pied Oystercatcher."
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nice work!

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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Fri 04-Oct-13 08:42 PM
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#20. "RE: Pied Oystercatcher."
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Swan Reach.Vic., AU
          

Thanks Dave.

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#21. "RE: Pied Oystercatcher."
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Very nice shots - what a great looking bird!

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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Sat 05-Oct-13 09:49 PM
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Thanks Al. I welcome the comment.

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