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Old Feb 26, 2004, 10:13 PM   #1
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Taken same time as my other Cardinal Portrait but the bird was lower so there is no blue sky background. I added a larger view of the head to show a bit of the detail. I have been lucky to get shots like this without a blind but I find that some good camo and patience works well.

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Old Feb 26, 2004, 10:18 PM   #2
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WOW! is all i can say.......beautiful clarity......


actually.....i have a question.....wat time was it when this picture taken? i always have a problem with the colors not coming out right......(i go around sunset)
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Old Feb 26, 2004, 10:25 PM   #3
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WOW! is all i can say.......beautiful clarity......


actually.....i have a question.....wat time was it when this picture taken? i always have a problem with the colors not coming out right......(i go around sunset)
This was taken at 2:12 PM. I can't recall exactly what conditons but it was taken at 1/180 sec and F/9.5 so it must have been fairly good light. Even the large head is not a 100% crop. The head actually takes up a full 1024x768 screen at 100% but thats a bit much.... nothing but head. I actully cleaned the beak up a bit. It was peeling and enough detail that it looked pretty rough.

I actually should have been at 400 ISO to get more shutter speed. I'm surprised it came out like this. It shows he was sitting very still. If you look at my pbase images you will find a eastern wood peewee that was taken at 1/15 sec and came out crystal clear.
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Wow!! Very, very nice. the detail on the inset is wonderful.
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1/180?!?! that's it?! that bird can't move at all can it! lol

(btw....is it alive )

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1/180?!?! that's it?! that bird can't move at all can it! lol

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He was moving until after the first shot. When he heard the shutter he turned his attention towards me, as you can tell by his eye, and then froze. He got spooked shortly after and flew off.
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Nice edit of a good shot.
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Beautiful detail.

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