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VieruAndreiSilviu October 09, 2018
Very nice capture! Keep it up.
rfroman10 November 24, 2018
Thank you!

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Behind The Lens

I took this photo at a PhotoRama event sponsored by the Photographic Federation of Long Island at SUNY Farmingdale, NY on October 15, 2017.
One of my favorite photos, this was taken around 1 PM on a partly sunny day. There were many, many people at this event and it was more akin to a model photoshoot, with all of the photographers vying for a good position around the bird. There was a bird handler and this bird was actually sitting on the handler's arm.
There wasn't anything special about the lighting. Just available outdoor light.
I was using my Sony A6000 with the 55-210mm kit lens. Exposure was 1/160 sec at f/5.6 with ISO at 640 and zoom at 100mm. I didn't use the flash, tripod, or any other accessories.
I was at the event to take photos of various subjects, this being one of my favorites.
I edited in Lightroom Classic CC, only applying minor adjustments to sharpening, white balance, highlights, contrast, clarity, vibrance and cropping.
In my camera bag
Normally, I carry my a6000 with the kit lenses 16-55 and 55-210 along with the zeiss 55mm f/1.8. I sometimes have my Veo 265AB tripod and a Nissin i40 flash. I also carry along the Panasonic Lumix ZS100. I've just recently purchased the Sony A7III along with the Sony 24-105 f/4 lens. I am just starting to use the new Sony and I'm extremely happy with it and the 24-105 lens.
Being that that this was more of a staged photoshoot as opposed to capturing in the wild, my best advice is patience and persistence for both. I must have shot about 60 frames on this one bird. It is always rewarding when you're happy with your results regardless of the shooting scenario.

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