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Old Nov 20, 2006, 2:59 PM   #1
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A few from the last couple of days. Comments welcome.

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Female HF


White-breasted Nuthatch


Downy WP

Pine Warbler




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Old Nov 20, 2006, 3:36 PM   #2
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Absalutepin sharp rondy, well donewhat lens where you using? looks a very fast one!!. Graham
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Old Nov 20, 2006, 3:49 PM   #3
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I think your pictures are great, it doesn't look like you need any advice on how to get a nice clean shot or one with good bokeh... if you wanted me to cc a small nit pick would be your composition... In general it's decent, but I'd open up the pictures a bit more in the direction that the birds are facing and that would put them over the top.
Keep posting, you do very nice work.



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Old Nov 20, 2006, 5:32 PM   #4
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Thanks Graham! I use a Nikon D70s with a 300mm f4 lens.

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Thanks Mike! My screen name was RDV but when my computer crashed I couldn't get signed in under that name and password.

Has anyone seen the spider in these pics.?
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Old Nov 20, 2006, 7:34 PM   #5
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Hey Ron, for me to pick a favorite it would be a toss up between all five of them. Man are these pics beautiful, super, outstanding and whatever else. BTW there's a daddy-longlegs between the legs of theNuthatch which is about the sharpest Nuthatch I've ever seen. My hat's off to you friend.

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Well RDV, you've gone and done some outstanding work with Hummingbirds and it has carried onto other subjects! Keep up the great work, I also appreciate your PP work, it took me some time to get my images to where I wanted them, but one day the light went on and everything started looking much better. :-)
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Old Nov 20, 2006, 9:02 PM   #7
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Fantastic. Sharp and accurately exposed, with lots of details. The composition is also fantastic. Looking at the birds, my attention was immediately drawn to their eyes which are not onlysharp but also shiningand smart.All five are fantastic.

One thing I was especiallyamazedat was your ability toget suchlarge shots of these little creatures which are always on alert against approaching objects. What tricks do you have getting so close to take those shots? Did you shoot in raw and crop for the final image?

Congratulations for the excellent shots, rondv.
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I love the size of the bird with just his perch showing - I think it's spectacular. Love the downy wp - they always remind me of Fred Astaire (showing my age). Just wonderful photos.
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I really appericate you guy's taking the time to look and post a comment!!

Mike...your pics. look great also. I'm still trying to learn the technical end of my equipment and software and then I can concentrate more on composition.

WK7leung...I have feeder's setup on the edge of the forest and a lightweight collaspable blind. I do shoot in raw and crop some of my shots and some are full frame.

Happy Thanksgiving and happy shooting!

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Spectacular!! I'm having a hard time picking a favorite here. I'm going to have to go with the pine Warbler.. mostly due to rarity on the forum, its feather detail and stately pose. Fantastic work Ron!

Did you use the 1.4xtc on the 300mm f4 with these shots?


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