Thu 03-Oct-13 06:19 AM | edited Thu 03-Oct-13 06:29 AM by Scotty45
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.
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.
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.