Galah

Eolophus rosiecapillus.

A quick grab shot out the window of the car early one morning near Katoomba. Not as sharp as I'd have liked, but the best of the three shot at the time. Usually wouldn't publish this but I've been playing with Apple Aperture this afternoon to see what the processing is like, it's quite different to LR.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 1st January 2011, This photo: 6:27am

Comments

  • maSnap said:
    Wouldn't post it, why not, this is a great shot, I love the DOF, it goes really well with the comp. For me, it feels like it needs a crop or something, but I also like it just the way it is. Looks sharp from here but Flickr always looks much different to the original hi-res version. So what do you think of Aperture, does it come anywhere near Lightroom?
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/samuelsharpe] Because there's motion blur. Only a smidge, but it's there. Too slow a shutter speed for hand-holding in an idling car.
    Aperture is very capable, BUT, I'm so used to LR that it's somewhat confusing where everything is. The Geo-tagging is nice in Aperture though, ties in to Google maps, reads GPS tracklogs, etc.
  • Cobra_11 said:
    The shot is perfect! The motion blur is not visible at all. I love it! :-)
  • SkattyKat said:
    Nice one Dave - and my Mum gives it her stamp of approval too :-)
    (she was just saying to me - she wished te galahs had been aroud fo feeding last weekend when I was there with my camera)
  • Ross_M said:
    Its a style of compo that I like sharp bird in front and ghostly twin behind. Works well
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobra_11] I'm very picky ;-)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathrine-carter] Still after a decent, sharp, well isolated, Galah shot. I see them on the side of the road often, but rarely have kit or time to stop. This pair were in a bush on the side of the road near Katoomba, we were on the way back from shooting dawn and I spied them. Shot through the passenger window from the drivers seat. ;-)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/ross_m] Indeed Ross, it's a good pose to get them in really.
  • Michael Wooley Photography said:
    Simply marvelous! Great shot.
  • Serge Freeman said:
    Beautiful birds!
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    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • -Gadabout- said:
    How does Aperture compare to LR? I've only used Aperture, so am interested to find out what you think.
    I thought this was sharp! Nice shot.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikemayhemphotography] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/sergefreeman] Thanks!
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/42495072@N00] Ah, somewhat different, while still doing the same job. I prefer LR's procedural interface (i.e. Library | Develop | Print | Web, etc) to Apertures more organic interface. It took a lot more time to find the tools I wanted to use in Aperture (due to being unfamiliar with it), but I found some of Apertures features far superior to LR (geo-tagging especially).