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Old Mar 27, 2013, 4:18 PM   #1
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I need your inputs on this Bluebird shot. I intend to take a lot more when they begin to feed the young in the box in my yard.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 12:03 AM   #2
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Seems to be a nice PIX. About how much were you zoomed?
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nice shot background nicely taken out. the only real thing is the branch has taken out some of the body
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The 100-300mm Minolta APO was at max zoom plus the 1.4x teleconverter. This gave me 420mm fl(640mm, 35mm equivelent). The camera was hand held.
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Super sharp shot, and wonderful colors. The left side seems a bit tight on the birds beak, and there's a little to much dead space under the bird. If you can recrop it I would take a bit off the bottom and open up the left side abit.
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Thanks to all for your helpful replies. Much appreciated.
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Nice lighting and contrast. The tree branch is a bit distracting though. Also, I see grain in the background...how much cropping?

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Revised per critiques.
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Jehad, the revised version is an 85% crop. Noise was aggravated by a bit of sharpening.
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This doesn't look "super sharp" to me. Looks blurry where it counts (eyes and face) and the highlights look blown on the breast and the branch. I'd say either up your shutter speed a lot or use a tripod at that focal length.

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