I got myself a D40 a few weeks ago as I wanted to make the leap from point and shoot. This is the first attempt today at a local lake. Please comment, as I'm keen to learn and progress.
F/4.5 1/640 ISO 200 55mm
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#1. " RE: First go at a Swan" | In response to Reply # 0
stevezz1 Nikonian since 26th Dec 2005Fri 01-Feb-08 08:30 PM
Welcome to the forum.
Your swan shot is good,i like the water dropping from his beak and the ripples but next time try taking it from a lower angle. Also some of his neck and back are bit over exposed, very difficult to get things just right when the subject is coming out of shadows into bright sunlight.
Enjoy your D40 and post some more images soon.
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#2. "RE: First go at a Swan" | In response to Reply # 1
AndrewFromCanada Charter MemberFri 01-Feb-08 08:55 PM
For these really bright/mixed light scenarios, try starting with an exposure compensation of -0.7 or so...that would help with the highlights Steve mentioned. Being slightly under is always better than being slightly over in these conditions.