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Using motion detection script for bird photo
« on: 07 / June / 2008, 05:50:36 »
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It works fine and fast to catch this taking off the nest.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3261/2506028667_5dce3e7451_o.jpg

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Re: Using motion detection script for bird photo
« Reply #1 on: 07 / June / 2008, 08:45:15 »
Nice shot, really impressive!


Re: Using motion detection script for bird photo
« Reply #2 on: 07 / June / 2008, 13:56:41 »
@Jose Viana:

Would you post the MD settings you used and camera please?

Also, what kind of bird & where taken???

That's a real "keeper!" 8)

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Re: Using motion detection script for bird photo
« Reply #3 on: 07 / June / 2008, 22:51:42 »
Very impressive shot. Can you provide the technical details.


Re: Using motion detection script for bird photo
« Reply #4 on: 07 / June / 2008, 23:37:52 »
The bird looks like a bee eater, which builds nests by digging a tunnel on the vertical face of earth or sand banks, preferably, of rivers.

From your exif details I could gather that the camera was placed very near the nest as you have used a wide angle setting. This is also evident as the depth of field is quite good. As the ambient light was very good your Av exposure has given a right amount of motion freezing shutter speed of 1/1250" at f2.80 at ISO80. The slight blur on the wing tips gives enough impression of flight of the bird. The higher shutter speed could have given a plastic effect. The reflection from the sand/earth bank has lightened up the shadows and has given good details.

How high the tunnel was from the bed?
How did you set up your camera?
Which script and what settings you used?
What type of post processing did you use?

Once again compliments for excellent shot

Model - Canon PowerShot A570 IS
Software - Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
DateTime - 2008:05:19 22:05:41
ExposureTime - 1/1250 seconds
FNumber - 2.80
ISOSpeedRatings - 80
DateTimeOriginal - 2008:05:19 12:14:59
ShutterSpeedValue - 1/1244 seconds
ApertureValue - F 2.80
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MaxApertureValue - F 2.80
MeteringMode - Center weighted average
Flash - Flash not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 6.60 mm
ExposureMode - Auto
White Balance - Auto
DigitalZoomRatio - 1.00 x

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Re: Using motion detection script for bird photo
« Reply #5 on: 08 / June / 2008, 04:10:43 »
The reflection from the sand/earth bank has lightened up the shadows and has given good details.

Excellent point, ripwink.

It's a very direct sun, but the shadows aren't too dark: I was trying to understand what was giving such a good light, and I wondered if there was a reflector somewhere :-)

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Flash - Flash not fired, compulsory flash mode
huh??
compulsory but not fired?
that's not what Photoshop sees...
« Last Edit: 08 / June / 2008, 12:11:14 by fbonomi »

Re: Using motion detection script for bird photo
« Reply #6 on: 08 / June / 2008, 07:20:24 »
Beautiful shot! ;)

I'm interested in the script setting details, also.
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Re: Using motion detection script for bird photo
« Reply #7 on: 08 / June / 2008, 11:51:39 »
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huh??
compulsory but not fired?
that's not what Photoshop esses...

The exif was copied from IrfanView.
XnView mentions as "No flash".
Adobe may be displaying it differently.

I think different programs interpret/display exif info in their own ways.


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Re: Using motion detection script for bird photo
« Reply #8 on: 08 / June / 2008, 13:11:38 »
Hej,
Yeah nice bird and nice shot. The tough part must be to find a place to attach the cam there somehow...

I suppose you could have used the detection bird thread which already existed too ^^

Re: Using motion detection script for bird photo
« Reply #9 on: 10 / June / 2008, 05:49:02 »
that photo is absolutely amazing!! :o

 

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