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Old Jun 29, 2003, 7:32 PM   #1
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I haven't been active on this forum for some time.
Here is a shot that I got at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area during a recent vacation.
I was very pleased when this bird landed on a post beside me as I walked one of the trails. It almost begged me to take its photo!



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Old Jun 29, 2003, 7:52 PM   #2
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What a pretty bird!
Very nice
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Old Jun 29, 2003, 8:26 PM   #3
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Hi Jazcan.
Thank you for taking the time to reply.
I got a couple more each with a different profile.
It sure did seem as if it was posing for me! :lol:
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Old Jun 29, 2003, 10:37 PM   #4
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BillS,
The tuft of feathers on the chest adds a little extra dimension to what might have been just another good bird shot.

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Old Jun 29, 2003, 10:47 PM   #5
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Very nice. I've tried to shoot tree swallow's before, but they never stay still long enough, or land close enough for me.

I really like the details in the feathers (for exampke, on the head and wing.) Looks like there is a little grain, though... but it isn't enough to distract.

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Old Jun 29, 2003, 11:49 PM   #6
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Hi Selvin and Eric.
Thank you both for taking the time to respond.
Yes, Eric, I was using ISO 400 on the Canon EOS 10D, so there could be a liittle grain showing. I'll have to get a plug-in to help remove it. I usually use PSP 7.0 for editing.
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Old Jun 30, 2003, 1:08 PM   #7
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Look very nice Bill. I usually wind up using a polarizer on these guys to tone down the shine. Looks like the sun was pretty strong there, good catch.
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Old Jun 30, 2003, 1:20 PM   #8
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Thanks for taking the time to reply, Kevin.
Yes, it was sunny and hot that day.
I don'y have a polarizing fliter for this camera as of yet. It isi on my wish list!!!
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