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    Default Todays Hatcher Pass Pika

    Had a great Sunday photographing pika up Hatcher Pass. They were really active and a lot of fun to watch.

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    What a great picture! That is just too cute...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd_Davidson View Post
    What a great picture! That is just too cute...
    Thanks Floyd, I value your opinion much!
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    pretty darn neat...thanks for sharing...
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    Great shot!! Can you share your EXIF data?? And what gear you were using??

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tull777 View Post
    Thanks Floyd, I value your opinion much!
    Well that picture is just about as good as a picture can get. I saw it about an hour or so after you posted it, and have come back just to look at it about a dozen times since! The more I look at it, the more things that I notice adding to what it is.

    The exposure is perfect. The bokeh is nice, with the background out of focus and without any glittering bright spots. The pika is cute and on and on. Standard "cute pictures" stuff. But that's just the start!

    The framing adds greatly to it. You've centered the peak of the rock that it is sitting on, and that happens to center the expanse from the fodder it has in its mouth to the pika's backend. Which puts the little critter off to the right, with it's nose almost dead center, and the visual effect of that is just wonderful. Adding to that is the contrast of the random patterjns of stuff growing on the rock.

    The "edges" of practically every distinct "object" in that image all point towards the center of the image. That is the pika's nose, but the eye, just offset from center, is so dominating that it seems to just jerk my eyes towards it as if the nose and the eye battle for attention.

    That is just a really interesting image as far as analyzing why it is so nice to look at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjm View Post
    pretty darn neat...thanks for sharing...
    Glad you like it!

    Quote Originally Posted by AlaskanSD View Post
    Great shot!! Can you share your EXIF data?? And what gear you were using??

    Thanks!
    I am at work, so I don't have the info in front of me but I believe I was shooting wide open, hand held and using a Canon 100-400mm with a Canon 30D ...ISO 400(?). I will confirm it all when I get home and get back to you with the info.

    Thanks for looking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd_Davidson View Post
    Well that picture is just about as good as a picture can get ...........That is just a really interesting image as far as analyzing why it is so nice to look at.
    Wow, I knew I had something good but had not thought about all that you mentioned. The image means more to me now visually and Thank You!

    I catch myself more focused on composition then other aspects of an image and I'd like to say that it is all skill but have to admit theres a lot of luck involved on my part.

    Again, thank you ...this has given me a lot to think about in what I am doing in the field.
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    Real nice one, Tull77. Nice and sharp, beautiful DOF and colors, and cute little mouse-looking thing holding a sort of Christmas ornament

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlaskanSD View Post
    Can you share your EXIF data??
    You can usually (but not always) find all of that information in the Exif data included with the image.

    The trick of course is downloading the image, and that requires knowing what the URL for it is. Just click on the "quote" button as if you are going to reply to the message, and in the quoted text will be the URL for images in the original message.

    Download the image and use whatever tools your platform has for viewing Exif data. If you don't have anything good, I would recommend the Perl program exiftool. It will run on any system that has Perl installed, and does a better job than virtually anything for extraction of Exif data.

    That image, for example, said:
    Canon EOS 30D
    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
    f/5.6
    1/640
    400.0mm
    Which indicates said photographer has a pretty good memory!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd_Davidson View Post
    You can usually (but not always) find all of that information in the Exif data included with the image.

    The trick of course is downloading the image, and that requires knowing what the URL for it is. Just click on the "quote" button as if you are going to reply to the message, and in the quoted text will be the URL for images in the original message.

    Download the image and use whatever tools your platform has for viewing Exif data. If you don't have anything good, I would recommend the Perl program exiftool. It will run on any system that has Perl installed, and does a better job than virtually anything for extraction of Exif data.

    That image, for example, said:
    Canon EOS 30D
    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
    f/5.6
    1/640
    400.0mm
    Which indicates said photographer has a pretty good memory!
    Ya, what he said!

    You are crackin' me up Floyd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfromAK View Post
    Real nice one, Tull77. Nice and sharp, beautiful DOF and colors, and cute little mouse-looking thing holding a sort of Christmas ornament
    Thanks Ray. Just might use it for Christmas cards this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tull777 View Post
    Thanks Ray. Just might use it for Christmas cards this year.
    That wold make a great one! Nice photo!

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    "You can usually (but not always) find all of that information in the Exif data included with the image.

    The trick of course is downloading the image,"

    An easier option is to add an EXIF reader to your internet browser. I use Firefox for my browser, and there are several free EXIF readers for it. Then you just right click on the image and chose "View Image EXIF Data."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Strutz View Post
    An easier option is to add an EXIF reader to your internet browser. I use Firefox for my browser, and there are several free EXIF readers for it. Then you just right click on the image and chose "View Image EXIF Data."
    Does it show all of the 200+ Exif data fields that exiftool does for that particular image?

    The specific reason I recommend exiftool for looking at Exif data is that it produces more complete information than any other tool that I know of.

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    Wow tull777, that's a neat capture! A National Geographic quality image IMO.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    "Does it show all of the 200+ Exif data fields that exiftool does for that particular image?"

    Certainly not. But I'm usually looking at ISO, aperture, shutter speed, lens length, camera model, and don't care about the rest of the data.

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    Thanks for all the info - and I"ll have to find one of those exif info add ons for firefox.

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    That's an awesome photo

    I could take a similar picture in my garage but they have cheese between the lips and they are snapped in a trap. I would imagine something about that imagine doesn't scream, "Merry Christmas"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Water_Gremlin View Post
    That's an awesome photo

    I could take a similar picture in my garage but they have cheese between the lips and they are snapped in a trap. I would imagine something about that imagine doesn't scream, "Merry Christmas"
    You'r right about that

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