Red-necked Grebe , Warwickshire, Draycote Water April A spanking bird - I waited 6 hours for it to move closer to the dam wall - it did 3 weeks ago, but not today. Neil Duggan Amateur photographer. Adult Red-necked Grebe moulting into summer plumage , Warwickshire, Draycote Water March If this adult stays for a few more weeks it will be a belter.
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Save saves. Save 77 saves. Save 67 saves. Save 38 saves. Save 55 saves. Save 74 saves. Think about how your commute changes at different times of the day and during different seasons. To view the results, visit www. Is an aperture this large really necessary in this day and age of high ISO sensors? Most, if not all, lenses with such a large aperture are next to useless wide open, with poor edge sharpness and bad vignetting.
Yes, they let more light through the lens and into the viewfinder, which was useful in the days of manual focus, especially in low light, but in the days of autofocus, this would appear to be no longer the case. These days, lens design and manufacturing precision have never been better. Your recollection of poor wide-open aperture sharpness and vignetting in older fast lenses is not representative of a growing number of fast lenses today. Email your questions to: apanswers timeinc. Yes, it vignettes a bit, but noticeably less than typical older comparable lenses.
Ian Burley. I have just returned from a holiday in the Lake District. Worst of all, the faces of my kids and my wife were overexposed. I am sure the camera was set up properly. I use a Canon PowerShot G7, which is getting on a bit, but I usually get really good results with it. I was worried there was something wrong with the camera, but later the same day I took some shots with flash indoors and it was fine. What do you think went wrong? Kevin Andreeson.
Very low contrast caused by diffused lighting, which is typical of the conditions you describe, compresses tonal range. An exposure histogram will show a big gap to the left — meaning there are no dark areas, which is why the images look flat and grey. Such conditions will also be challenging for cameras with relatively low dynamic range sensors, like compact cameras. With no blacks the tonal range is shoved to the right, bleaching out the highlights.
Next time you could check your shots as you take them and try to compensate by biasing the exposure, although this is unlikely to cure the lack of contrast. Adding a digital watermark to your photographs can be a good way to deter copyright infringement or theft of your pictures. The idea is that the memory stick will be handed to an auction house and the photo will be displayed by the auction house on its computer for viewing by the public, but no quality enlargement can be made.
I will also put my name on the picture and include the copyright symbol. I have also been advised to use a watermark, but would the printed wording across the picture provide enough security, as I understand some software can be used to remove it? John Lewis Rees. First, are you sure the scanner you intend to use can scan to a USB stick at a resolution as low as 72dpi, or more correctly, ppi pixels per inch?
If your original print was, say, 10x8in, 72ppi would still result in a digital image of x pixels, which is quite a bit larger than a typical thumbnail. It would be useful to know what are the pixel dimensions specified by the auction house. Unless the image is of really outstanding interest and value it would be doubtful that a potential thief would go through the trouble of erasing the watermarks.
Overall, if I were you, I would try to find someone with some photo-editing skills to scan and edit the photograph first. This person can also communicate with the auction house regarding the actual size requirements for the photograph. It came wit h all the original parts in the box and not a slight mark of use for it being second hand. Well worth the look if you get a chance. Pictures are for illustration purposes only. Andrew Fusek Peters is a nature writer and photographer who has been shortlisted twice for British Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Despite rain, mud, scratches, sliding down hills and crawling through fields as well as some heavy impacts, it delivers every time. It was a wondrous game changer for my career. It enables me to trek for hours with a big lens set-up, and then smoothly swing upwards to catch the moment of a hobby in flight or boxing hares.
Birds are not scared off and hares relax even when I am shooting from only a few feet away. The lightness, combined with rich full-frame rendition, still means the EOS 6D can comfortably take on the big guns, even though the lack of focus points is a pain. I need my star and landscape shots to be rock-solid and level. This tripod and head combo does the job, be they on steep, boggy or wet terrain. The carbon-fibre tripod makes it portable for long hikes, and the ballhead has a self-levelling feature, so now my horizons are finally straight. The KR-5 Super was offered with wideraperture standard lens options.
The KR-5 Super was marketed between and Another LED faced forward to indicate when the self-timer was counting down before exposure. The optimal format? This camera uses a 1in sensor with an active area of This sensor is large enough to qualify the camera for some quite serious photographic work. Ultimately, image quality depends on the number of photons that are captured in an image. As sensor technology generally performs at about the same level within any given generation of devices, the amount of light that can be captured for a given shutter speed depends on two factors: the angle of view of the lens and the area of its aperture or entrance pupil.
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