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Brown Headed Gull (Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus)

Tags:   2019 AV Aravind Venkatraman Bird Photographer Birder Birds Birds of India Indian Birds Brown Headed Gull Brown Headed Gull Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus Aravind AV Photography AV Fotography avaineyes.com Bird Bird Photography Birding Birds India Bird Watching India India Birds Indian Indian Bird Incredible India Incredible

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Press L and then F11 for a large view -
an absolute must to fully enjoy this picture!
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📷 SONY ⍺7III (ILCE-7M3) with vintage manual
Carl Zeiss Sonnar 135mm ƒ/2.8 T✮ on
Kenko-Tokina 2x CX Macro Teleplus MC7
available light | manual fosusing & exposure | handheld (IBIS on)

Here's the lens used for this shot on my SONY ⍺7III
Lens EXIF written with ExifMixer | ExifTool

No post production - only RAW conversion in ACR 11.2 & crop
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If you have amazing shots done with any kind of ZEISS lens (Carl Zeiss, Carl Zeiss Jena, SONY ZEISS) on a SONY E-mount camera please head over to my group SONY NEX/alpha E-mount with Carl Zeiss lenses and share them. Thank you :-)
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If you have bokehlicious shots done with vintage prime lenses please head over to my group Bokeh of vintage primes
and share them there. Thank you.
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Tags:   SONY ⍺7 Mark III SONY ⍺7III SONY ILCE-7M3 SONY alpha 7M3 SONY alpha SONY alpha E-mount ⍺7III ILCE-7M3 IBIS Carl Zeiss Sonnar 135mm ƒ/2.8 Carl Zeiss Sonnar Sonnar 135mm ƒ/2.8 Carl Zeiss Carl Zeiss Oberkochen Zeiss Oberkochen 135mm ƒ/2.8 C/Y Contax/Yashica Contax vintage lens vintage prime prime lens prime model portrait nude close-up macro Makro handheld available light natural light backlight backlighting sunset sunset light shallow DoF bokeh bokehlicious beyondbokeh extreme bokeh smooth bokeh nature lake animal spring Karlsruhe Germany Europe mth MKvip Carl Zeiss Sonnar 135mm ƒ/2.8 T✮ squirrel

N 1 B 0 C 0 E Mar 27, 2017 F Feb 20, 2019
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Sattal, Uttarakhand

Tags:   Rusty Cheeked Scimitar Babbler Scimitar Babbler Sattal Nainital Himalayas Bird Watcher

N 17 B 77 C 5 E Jan 23, 2019 F Feb 20, 2019
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This guy prefers the Spruce over a Pine I guess :)

Tags:   Pine Grosbeak Winter finch finch bird Red winter snowing snowflakes snowfall Spruce tree outdoors wildlife nature Ontario

N 5 B 33 C 0 E May 25, 2018 F Feb 20, 2019
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A return to a classic-type snowflake, but I’m having a bit of fun with this one – it was shot on a Lumix GH5S! Why?

I have a GH5S here in studio for a video production project and I noticed it was snowing, so I figured I’d test out the camera, predominantly designed around video, to see how it handled snowflake photography. The proof is in the pudding, as it were. It handled itself just fine! Slightly lower resolution but with the highest quality pixels, it’s a very capable camera.

The GH5S is the video-focused version of the GH5, which itself was the flagship video micro four thirds lineup from Panasonic before the release of this camera. A resolution drop from 20MP to 12MP on a sensor designed to push the highest possible 4K video quality, what happens when I fill the frame with a snowflake for high-quality stills? This is the result, and I’m not surprised. In terms of quality over quantity it’s the best “small sensor” camera I’ve used.

Obviously twelve megapixels isn’t enough for most photographers these days, but this camera was not designed for photographers. It was an enjoyable experiment and the results show that it is a very capable camera. As a side note, I thought it would be interesting to see what Adobe’s new AI-powered “Enhance Details” feature for RAW files would do, and it made sense to explore this with a lower-resolution file. Guess what? It did absolutely nothing. I expected as much, since it’s not a landscape or cityscape of any kind that AI would have been trained on, and I doubt further advancements would yield better results. I’ll stick with the Perfect Resize tool from ON1 as well as their “structure” slider which really helps define the surface details in these snowflake photos. I’ve used both of those for every snowflake in this series!

Notice the rounded or pointed tips at the end of the branches? That’s a sure sign of sublimation! Snowflakes are constantly in flux – growing in the clouds and beginning to fade even before they hit the ground. If the cloud ceiling is high and if there is any wind, a snowflake photographed the instant it lands can look like this. That’s exactly what happened here. No matter how fast you are, these little gems don’t last for long! This is one of the reasons why I shoot handheld, so that I can work as quickly as possible to capture the most “complete” snowflakes.

No two snowflakes can be identical, and furthermore no single snowflake is ever identical to itself for more than an instance of time at the smallest measurements. While a snowflake shows the order we can find in nature, it also illustrates the utter chaos of the planet we call home when you spend enough time thinking about them. I certainly spend more time on the subject than most. :)

Just a heads-up that I have my 2019 workshop schedule posted here! www.donkom.ca/workshops/ - some have already filled but there are still spots available including my Iceland tour which will be an absolute dream trip for photographers.

Tags:   snowflake snow flake ice crystal nature natural physics science hydrology weather meteorology climatology winter macro focus stacking fractal symmetry sublimation lumix lumixstories GH5S LumixGH5S


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