Tagged: Birds

Canon G3 X jpegs

I am continuing to evaluate what I might be able to do with the Canon G3X.  Yesterday I looked closely at using the raw files vs. the jpegs.  Basically, I found no reason not to just use the jpegs and I now have the camera set to record jpeg only images.

All the above are jpeg images that I have played with using various alterations with LR.  I used the camera zoomed all the way out to 600mm since that seems to be the focal length that I prefer when walking around.  I wanted to make sure that it recorded red colors accurately, which it does.  In addition to looking at the color files I also wanted to see how much manipulation the monochrome conversions could sustain, including upsizing.

For the Birds

I am hoping to try to photograph some birds this summer with a Canon G3X 24-600 mm camera.  I was walking the other day and I saw this White-Breasted Nuthatch jumping all over the place.  I stopped to photograph it and had much difficulty.  I was trying to do it with the camera zoomed out to 600mm. and I couldn’t find him before he moved.  To get these pictures I had to drop the zoom back and then I cropped the resulting images to get what you see.

I made these pictures to get an idea of how I might approach getting better future images.  Hopefully I will improve as I practice more.  I have a few spots in mind where I will probably take a stool or chair and sit and wait on the birds.  That will be easier on my back.

Birds Soaring

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Do you see them?  I didn’t know they were there until after I put the picture up on my monitor.  I find this often to be the case.  After I develop the picture and take the time to look more closely I sometimes find pleasant little surprises.  It makes me wonder what else I might be missing when I’m not taking pictures or taking the time to look more closely.

If you don’t see them, click on the picture and then click on the 2000 x 855 size above the picture and then look on the middle and right within the sun rays.