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Blue Bird
This shot was taken at approximately 100 yards. It was not my camera and not my lens, I was not familiar with either. The day was overcast with heavy backlighting. I compensated for the backlighting by adding +2 stops. This resulted in overcompensation and a washed-out image. I adjusted the exposure, not the color, using Windows Live Gallery. It was also cropped from 5184x3456 pixels down to 971x723 pixels.
Details
Date Taken: 01/02/2014
Photographer: Michael Miciukiewicz
Location: Wachapreague VA
Telescope: Orion ShortTube 80-T Refractor Telescope
Mount: Orion T-ring for Canon EOS Camera
Other Mount: 1.25" Orion Universal Camera Adapter
Other Camera: Canon SL1
Processing: Windows Live Gallery
Exposure: 1/160th sec @ ISO 400
Notes: I purchased the Orion Short Tube 80 Telescope as a gift for someone to use as a 400mm telephoto lens

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