Flicker (Three Photographs) and a word about ISO

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One can get a little tired of seeing great photographic opportunities in the dark forest and struggling to get good shots at high ISOs. The camera makers promise less noise at higher ISOs but it’s not the case. The two photos of the flicker on the ground were taken at 4000 ISO, and while I like the photos very much, there is no way to remove all the noise without losing a lot of the detail, a compromise must be made. That compromise leaves some of the noise and most of the detail in the bird. The possibility of taking photos under low-light circumstances raises another issue of deciding whether to use the Auto ISO feature that is on most DSLR and Mirror-less cameras; a subject for one of my up coming posts.

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10 responses

  1. The Holy Grail – noise free images! One day it’ll happen. Good images (noise or no noise!). You have that special gift!

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    February 2, 2017 at 1:12 am

  2. Rob

    Really like the second image, really nice pose.

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    February 2, 2017 at 9:32 am

  3. TZ

    I love flickers!

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    February 2, 2017 at 10:42 am

  4. Great stuff, Victor! I don’t think I will live long enough to try to learn all you know about photography! But I enjoy being an amateur and “playing”. The Northern Flicker is a great bird to photograph…

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    February 2, 2017 at 4:39 pm

  5. Beautiful shots and nice to see the flicker on the ground in his element.

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    February 3, 2017 at 9:07 am

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