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Song thrush warming up in the Sun

Song thrush warming up in the Sun
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Photographer: Fonzy -
Folder: My Birds 2005
Uploaded: 23-Apr-2005 13:18 CEST
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Camera: Olympus E1
Exposure time: 1/400
Aperture: F 4.5
Focal length:
Lens: Zuiko 300mm
Focusing method: Manual
ISO: 200
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Cropped,USM
Image resized to: 600x800

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There is a strange green outline in the background on this. What is it?

Dave Hall at 20:48 CEST on 23-Apr-2005 [Reply]

Green outline

On the original picture you can see the same green outline but in a lesser proportion. Due cropping the picture is blown up a bid also the green outline became heavier.I dont know what it is.. Maybe the reflecting off sunlight on the leaves is the cause..

Fonzy - at 23:47 CEST on 23-Apr-2005 [Reply]

Chromatic aberration.

The green-pink in the background is a kind of chromatic aberrations in the lens. It shows when there are abript contrasts between dark and bright. The fact that it doesn't show up in the focused part of the image is because the lens is optimized to have minimal effects of CA in the focal plane. Behind and in front of the focal plane, this lens doesn't appear to be not corrected at all.

Incidently I have the same len but I have never seen this effect. I assume there are different versions. The OM Zuikos were revised several times without any announcements from Olympus.

Regarding the picture, I think it is a pity that it is so over exposed. The bird is cute but the harch lighting makes the picture hard to look at.

Cheers, Jens.

Jens Birch at 22:27 CEST on 25-Apr-2005 [Reply]

Green outline

Thanks Jens, this explanations tells everything. The question from Dave is also been answered.

Fonzy - at 10:25 CEST on 26-Apr-2005 [Reply]