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Image KAKA 1
Below is an uncropped image of a Kaka at Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, Masterton, New Zealand (without any post processing). This image was captured, hand-held, by the full frame 24.6 megapixel Sony A900 camera. The full sized dimensions are 6048 pixels x 4032 pixels. The lens used was the Carl Zeiss F2.8 24-70mm, focal length 70mm, ISO 200, exposure 1/125 second at F3.2.



Kaka at Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, near Masterton.

The following picture shows an enlargement of just the centre part of the above image.




Kaka at Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, near Masterton.

This second Kaka image is a crop of the first image on this page and its dimensions are 2448 pixels x 1630 pixels (approx 4 megapixels). If the above image is printed at 150 pixels per inch (ppi), it will give a print size of 16.3 inches x 10.9 inches. The ability to obtain a good 16 inch wide print from an image that is only approximately 40% of the width and height of the original, is one of the advantages of filming with a 24 megapixel camera.

Note that, in this example, the total area of the original image is 24,385,536 pixels (6048 pixels x 4032 pixels), and the total area of the cropped image is 3,990,240 pixels (2448 pixels x 1630 pixels). Therefore, the cropped image represents just 16.4 % of the total area of the original image. To obtain a full-sized 6048 pixels x 4032 pixels image with the above field of view, the photographer would need to use a 173mm telephoto lens.

Click on the image below to see another picture of a Kaka bird.



Click  here  to see further pictures that demonstrate the amazing amount of detail in images taken by the Sony A900 camera.

Click  here  to go back to "Nature" Page 3.

To obtain the best appreciation of the quality of the images on this site, they should be displayed at a relatively small size, because each image has been reduced in size to a maximum width of only 870 pixels, from the original width of at least 4900 pixels (or 6000 pixels from my full frame cameras). In addition, the images have been saved at a low quality setting.