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author joe bellantoni
subjectWild life
title The Fishermen
date5/15/2005 9:29:53 PM
detailsNikon D100 80-400 vr handheld

Taken in bright sun -3 ev on the camera...jpg

If this were raw it would be much easier to hold the whites.....just posting to show whites can be held better with a digital than most any film, in this light situation.

Check out the snail the center one is flipping...
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1 MJFerron   (5/15/2005 9:35:54 PM)
3 stops under the meter? Wow. Joe you've managed to make bright sunlight look good. Nice job.
2 ray bayer   (5/15/2005 9:44:15 PM)
Another top notch photo Joe. Absolutely phenomenal range.
3 Bogdan   (5/15/2005 9:52:47 PM)
Exellent work.
4 Ray Leung   (5/15/2005 11:08:14 PM)
Joe, very interesting shot. Posture of 3 pelicans are nice. Well done.
5 Robin M   (5/15/2005 11:17:45 PM)
Great exposure and capture!
6 Marc Adamus   (5/15/2005 11:29:17 PM)
You are right about holding the whites here Joe. This is a suberb exposure. I have seen similar from film, but not a high contrast slide film. Good tonal transition/definition is noticed here even in the brightest areas. A strong image.
7 Rodger   (5/15/2005 11:36:32 PM)
nice whites Joe
8 Cindi P (How did I get here? )   (5/15/2005 11:37:49 PM)
Don't you love when someone sees a shot of yours and says "OH! or WOW!" I know I do. I opened this one and said outloud "OH MY!". Technically is excellent, but we expect that from you, Joe. Its the "Too Cool" factor (composition in this case) that gives you an extra point from me! :)
9 Peter Beddek   (5/15/2005 11:50:46 PM)
"WOW" - (I'm with Cindi!)
10 ChizhOFF (Alexander Chizhov)   (5/16/2005 12:13:23 AM)
This trio is really great! Each of these birds looks like doing thing in order and Joe stopped the time.
11 ck   (5/16/2005 1:16:15 AM)
Wonderful shot!
12 Debi Joranco-Arellano   (5/16/2005 1:39:45 AM)
Wow! Joe this is great! Love the snail toss!
13 Dan Cardiff   (5/16/2005 1:54:01 AM)
Other than the very good technical work, I also like that all 3 are together, yet in different poses! Wonderful work!
14 vsinopoulos   (5/16/2005 2:16:35 AM)
Superb image!!
15 Joel P Black   (5/16/2005 2:30:35 AM)
Very cool.
16 Arthur Ankh   (5/16/2005 2:40:00 AM)
You did excellent here with the whites under such difficult condition! -3 stops, that is a lot and you showed us it can be done very well. Great job!
17 Ivan (Ivan Miksik)   (5/16/2005 2:43:48 AM)
Nice work!
18 Nannini Van Gestel   (5/16/2005 2:58:23 AM)
19 Biaku (Karol Kubiak)   (5/16/2005 4:36:02 AM)
Beautiful image, i really love your photos.
20 Patti Sills (^-^ ^-^)   (5/16/2005 4:54:25 AM)
wonderful! my husband laughs because i can almost always pick your photos out now. superb!
21 oneolden   (5/16/2005 7:50:22 AM)
A cracking image.
22 CherylB (I only lie when I do not like your pic)   (5/16/2005 8:03:35 AM)
Joe, it's really nice but how do we then get things that are white to look white? I can sometimes go as low as -3 and still have blown out areas and the other whites look gray. I must be doing something wrong, I shy away from sun white almost all the time :o

23 Ray Griffiths ( )   (5/16/2005 8:24:45 AM)
Hard to see how this can be improved - beyond my capability anyway
24 Arno Hollander (Sniper 1)   (5/16/2005 8:32:06 AM)
very good handling of the whites joe! stunner!
25 blu   (5/16/2005 8:44:03 AM)
very nice comp joe and good dof. I agree you've holden the whites nicely, but I'd probably prefer a bit a brighter presentation.
26 Igor L. (Igor Laptev)   (5/16/2005 8:57:02 AM)
Excellent shot, Joe!
27 Martynas   (5/16/2005 9:17:04 AM)
28 KAY (........ .......)   (5/16/2005 9:56:45 AM)
the whites, feather detail and water drops look great Joe, fun shot too!
29 archera (Roland DiSabatino)   (5/16/2005 10:42:45 AM)
Joe .. I'd rather see white, even if somewhat blown out, because white birds in the hi-sun that look gray don't look natural to me. But your demonstration certainly shows the power of digital. To explain my preference for true white .. last year a tame white dove came into my yard and let me get to wihtin 5 feet of him. It was a dazzling bright day, and even from 5 feet away when the sun hit the feathers not even to my eye could I see detail. So I asked myself, what's wrong with showing bright white when it is correct for the conditions? After all white is valid color in the Black to White range, and I don't think it is harmful to show the realism of true and natural lighting. Just my opinionated take on it though. :O))
30 Szymarek   (5/16/2005 10:54:41 AM)
top-notch work, congrats
31 wasyl   (5/16/2005 11:40:23 AM)
Excellent shot
32 Kris Bass (peter pan is so real ))   (5/16/2005 11:44:23 AM)
Is this the newer version of see no evil hear no evil and speak no evil? LOL Like the differences here between all the birds.
33 hasan akcin   (5/16/2005 12:20:04 PM)
Excellent shot
34 _TOMMYx_   (5/16/2005 12:20:31 PM)
Perfect !! Greetings.
35 Kazimierz Morski   (5/16/2005 12:47:11 PM)
Superb!!! :)K.M.
36 Yuri Bonder   (5/16/2005 12:48:25 PM)
37 Cory Bucher (Never Modest )   (5/16/2005 12:56:23 PM)
Great image Joe.
38 docmm   (5/16/2005 1:05:45 PM)
beautiful work Joe, whiter than whitw! Great snail catch, guess for perfection you should have got the middle bird in front, back bird in the middle and the fron bird at the back - Going, Going, Gone!
39 Rudi Van Gestel   (5/16/2005 1:36:14 PM)
Great one, Joe! Guess everything already has been said!
40 Craig Doogan   (5/16/2005 3:52:44 PM)
I like how they are all in a different pose yet doing the same thing together, feeding. nice capture Joe and a great job on the whites!
41 Jonathan Wise   (5/16/2005 4:30:32 PM)
Caught him flipping to,wow very neat work.
42 Gianluca Posella   (5/16/2005 4:48:19 PM)
wonderful Joe, i cant give vote but will be a 10
43 Paweł Spychała   (5/16/2005 5:12:47 PM)
Fantastic situation Joe.
44 Hazel   (5/16/2005 6:10:35 PM)
Looks like you could reach out and touch them. Lovely image!
45 Elisabeth   (5/16/2005 6:46:20 PM)
Great shot!
46 Amuletum ( )   (5/16/2005 7:42:58 PM)
This is a lot of fun - three makes a perfect comp.
47 John More   (5/16/2005 7:48:15 PM)
great capture, Joe, good composition with a excellent exposure.. very well done
48 Fred Vnoucek   (5/16/2005 7:59:38 PM)
well, what can I say? it was extreme conditions, even with 3 the 3rd bird still has burnouts. the structure is excellent from the rest, but it appears slightly dark to me. the snail is a great catch!
49 DeCastro   (5/16/2005 8:52:34 PM)
Wonderful shot!
50 erlandpil   (5/17/2005 2:43:43 AM)
onderful image
51 herman blockx   (5/17/2005 2:48:15 AM)
great action shot! -3 ev? my canon 10D only can go to -2! it's tough but you showed it can be done!
52 Kristian1   (5/17/2005 3:28:04 AM)
just in moment captured , nice whites , congrats.
53 Ehdae   (5/17/2005 4:25:52 AM)
Perfect capture
54 Hans Van Rafelghem   (5/17/2005 9:39:38 AM)
55 Geralyns Creations (just plain ole me! )   (5/17/2005 3:40:38 PM)
Excellant capture and thanks so much for the info about digital and whites.
56 Claudia Robinson (looie's mom :-o)   (5/17/2005 6:26:08 PM)
pretty darn special. love all the positions of the birds. wish the last bird was just a little more in focus but an excellent job with this unusual image.
57 Curtis Forrester   (5/17/2005 6:58:23 PM)
Excellent capture!
58 Susan Heller   (5/17/2005 7:36:30 PM)
Thanks for a great photo that not only is a pleasure to behold, but has encouraged dialog on a very difficult aspect of photography. Something we all can learn from.
59 Reidar   (5/18/2005 5:14:37 AM)
Agree with all the others here! Extremely good example.
60 Bas Haasnoot   (5/20/2005 11:56:42 AM)
Congrats Joe well done!
61 gdanger (George Dangerfield)   (5/22/2005 2:19:33 PM)
I realy am hard pressd to understand how you managed such a perfect exposure on these white guys Joe, a superb capture, very sharp with a lot of energy and interest!
62 Fransisco   (5/25/2005 6:29:43 AM)
Great shot here,joe!
63 Biliana ((I am against CHERYL B)   (5/25/2005 12:32:33 PM)
well captured daer Joe!
64 FrankT ( pot'hbe'chug yay qa)   (5/29/2005 5:35:41 AM)
great action Joe.
65 Sergio Pessolano   (6/23/2005 5:58:58 AM)
I missed this. Great capture. Perfect carrying out.
66 Awais   (6/23/2005 4:52:00 PM)
10 for this marvelous shot. Very real and moody picture.
67 Carmem   (8/27/2005 7:15:40 PM)
Os tons da foto estão perfeitos, mais o foco e a nitidez. Gostei!
68 Hassan (Hassan A)   (1/4/2006 3:08:16 PM)
exellent capture
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