The Birds 5

Please look at the picture full size against a grey background.

I was asked how the Pigeon project is coming along yesterday by a friend.

So this is where I am at.

I use a Variable Neutral Density Filter on a 70-200mm lens. There are three exposure variables to control – ISO, Aperture, Shutter speed. With a variable ND filter you can pre-set two of the three constraints eg. I set the ISO to 50  and Shutter Speed to 1/2 Sec and adjust the Variable ND filter to give an aperture of around f11.

This means that I am effectively working at around 3 ISO on a sunny day.

A big hello to all the new followers of my little blog this week.

(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2012

www.andybeelfrps.co.uk

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8 responses to The Birds 5

  1. Paula says:

    As and animal fan I do love you Pigeon project, Andy.
    Wild pigeons and their pleasant cooing wake me up every morning upon the start of daylight and as long as they do not land on the roof, I am very fond of them.
    I applaud your project.

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    • andybeel says:

      Hi Paula as you can tell I am catching up on responding to comments. As a project goes – this one has highs and lows of inspiration. Thanks. Andy

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    • andybeel says:

      Hi Karen When I wrote the project brief for this on going project – beautiful and ethereal were two of the words I used. So in small measure I am hitting the brief. Thanks for commenting. Andy

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  2. Photos close to home says:

    I believe Stieglitz would call this an equivalent. Looking forward to more of this project. Wonderful eye combined with technical skill.

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    • andybeel says:

      Hi Ben I am very flattered to be very slightly associated with Stieglitz. The thought of equivalents had not occurred to me about this project but I can see where you are coming from. Thanks Andy

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    • andybeel says:

      Hi Carol When I wrote the project brief for this on going project – beautiful and ethereal were two of the words I used. So in small measure I am hitting the brief. Thanks for commenting. Andy

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