Gillian Everett

Gillian Everett

Posted on 06/06/2014


Photo taken on June  3, 2014


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Australia
Bird
Queensland
Pelican
Noosa River
Hilton Esplanade


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Went to the Noosa River to see if there were any birds willing to pose. A few Pelicans, Seagulls, Corellas, Ducks, Pigeons.

First of all took a shot with Auto ISO which came out as ISO 100, and quite dark (see Note on Image above), but OK. So upped it a notch to ISO 200, manually. Had it on high shutter speed (1/640), hoping to catch a bird in flight, but liked one shot in particular with a stationary Pelican, boat and Seagull.
Zero editing.

TSC 8 June Technical - a setting on your camera you have never used or been able to figure out... ISO :-)

Cathy, Indycaver (Norm), charlie b, autofantasia and 7 other people have particularly liked this photo


42 comments - The latest ones
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
well done Gillian and I love your model !!
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to Clickity Click
Thanks Chris :-)
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Looks like it was preening time for most of the birds.
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to Esther
Yes, seems to be a favorite place for relaxing.
3 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
oh that's cool, and I like your model too!
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to Shuttering Yukon
Thanks Wendi.
3 years ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
Interesting shot =) Because images are two dimensional, the pelican looks like standing right in front of the boat, and is at least 1 meter tall* =D EDIT: *Meant to say even tall as a man aka 2 meters.

P.S: ISO 200 is not high/quick =P For me high/quick ISO is at least ISO 1000 =D
EDIT: Although, in a bright day anything like ISO 1000 is unnecessary because the exposure times are short even with lover ISO values.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to Sami Serola
Thanks Sami. Take your point re. ISO, although it is interesting that there was quite a difference just between 100 and 200 in the light at that time. I do fiddle with ISO on indoor shots but I guess this has made me think of changing it more often outdoors, rather than trying to fix dark shots in post processing. So, a useful exercise. Most of the time here, we deal with glaring sunlight, not that I'm complaining. By high speed, I meant Shutter Speed which was 1/640 for both shots.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Gillian Everett
We have had plenty of sunshine also here, and like Wendi, nights are light as well. I have to go inside to test high ISO =D
3 years ago.
HaarFager
HaarFager
Nice catch!
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to HaarFager
Thanks Ken :-)
3 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
I love the birds in this shot. Well done, Gillian!
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to Valfal
Thanks Val :-) I take far too many pics of them.
3 years ago.
Kez West
Kez West
You can never take to many photos of pelicans,they are fantastic,this is a great scene and an easy fave,have a nice Sunday Gillian x
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to Kez West
Thanks Kez. Hope you have a great week!
3 years ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
Oh, you realy took the technical path this week, a part I absolutely do not understand, but this is not important, I love the result of your technique, the grain of the photo, the light in it, and of course, what a fabulous subject you got ! It is so fabulous to leave so freely with pelicans !!!
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to Nylonbleu
Thanks Isabelle. *starless* has added a comment which describes the effect of changing ISO really well :-)
3 years ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
Fab work Gillian Not Lynn :) I quite like the dark shot with the pelican being the main focus but both are good and you did the challenge!
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to fragglerocks
Thanks fraggle :-)
3 years ago.
Penny
Penny
Good to be able to see both outcomes. Love the shot :)
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to Penny
Thanks Penny :-)
3 years ago.
*starless*
*starless*
Good to see you changing ISO. It is very important to understand it. If your shutter speed and aperture remain the same, raising the ISO from 100 to 200 will let in an extra stop of light, which means twice as much. That happens each time you double the ISO. But as you increase ISO, the amount of noise increases too.
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to *starless*
Thanks starless. Your description is very clear, a good summary :-)
3 years ago.
Goffy
Goffy
Posing nicely for you Gillian! :-)
It turned out well, but I tend to agree with Fraggles that the one in notes tends to hold the eye better because you have a clear main subject! I am tending to flit around the scene a bit in your main image, but I can understand why you were attracted by the seagull and pelican together :-).
You are lucky to have such beautiful birds to photograph on your doorstep!
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to Goffy
Thanks Geoff. Yes, it was the seagull which swayed my choice on this one :-)
3 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
Very nice Gillian. I look forward to trying the fast shutter speeds too. I like how you got that seagull just taking off.
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to k.e.s_kloset
Thanks k.e.s.
3 years ago.
Yvette Chew
Yvette Chew
Beautiful. I always love your pelican shots.
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to Yvette Chew
Thanks Yvette :-)
3 years ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Great subjects and technique Gillian! :)
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to autofantasia
Thanks Paul :-)
3 years ago.
H C
H C
Very well done I love the pelican shots.
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to H C
Thanks Harriet :-)
3 years ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
Great, well captured with the flying seagull
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to Amazingstoker
Thank you :-)
3 years ago.
charlie b
charlie b
So well done Gillian.
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to charlie b
Thanks Charlie :-)
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Thanks everyone for your very kind and helpful comments, much appreciated. Also for the faves which are a great encouragement.
3 years ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
Very nice one.
Pelicans are fun to look at. I loved how they flied just above surface of the water over the water and suddenly dropped down.
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Great photo Gillian!
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Thanks Wierd, Robert and Norm :-)
3 years ago.
Rudy Bernardus
Rudy Bernardus
like a movie to me
3 years ago.