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Old Aug 23, 2004, 5:07 AM   #1
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it's a very little bird, i use digital zomm at x2 and get this result, i think that the dcr is a good lens.
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Old Aug 23, 2004, 7:35 AM   #2
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finally i prefer the non cropped picture
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Old Aug 23, 2004, 8:19 AM   #3
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Nicely done.
I'm mixed on which I like better. The top is a bit to close to me. The bottom a bit too big. I'm having trouble with this problem myself.... I crop too close.

I might have tried something which came closer to the rule-of-thirds. Cut off about 1/4 from the bottom and about 1/4 or less from the left. You want to leave the space where the bird is facing.

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Old Aug 23, 2004, 1:31 PM   #4
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I like the habitat shot in #2 but OOF branches distract a bit.
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Old Aug 24, 2004, 1:04 AM   #5
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nice shot, I dont mind the original, pretty little bird:-)
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Old Aug 24, 2004, 3:27 AM   #6
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thanks all

i forgot sometime that habitat is important in wildlife shot

the problem i found in this pic is the oof branches,i will try a circular cropp including the branches like a grand pa portrait
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I like this shot of a flycatcher Chris. Because of the profusion of OOF branches in the second shot, I prefer the first shot. There is some softness of the bird but I think that it is probably due to the use of the digital zoom.
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Old Aug 24, 2004, 11:20 PM   #8
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Very good photographs Chris. Your exposure seems to me to be right on and you appear to have been dealing with some potential for blown out areas here. You have found an excellent compromise.

I think that these two photographs is an a priori example of why habitat should sometimes be included in the photo. I like the first one, but "love" the second one because it renders that beautiful bird in it's natural environment, with the soft tones surrounding.

Nice work
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Old Aug 25, 2004, 8:57 AM   #9
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thx all

yes geoff, sotness is due to the digital zoom and surely to neatimage too
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Chris, I've been trying to get intimate with NeatImage in an effort to try to prevent "softening" of the main subjects of my shots yet reduce the noise in the BG areas (usually sky or OOF branches and leaves). I've met with some success by custom setting the NeatImage NR parameters rather than using the default settings. Play around in NeatImage and I think you'll find a combination that preserves the detail on the bird.
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