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Old Mar 14, 2012, 11:31 AM   #1
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I've been sitting on my patio practicing taking shots of birds - mainly following them quickly in order to get the shot. I'm getting better at tracking them, but my focusing still needs work. Here's a series of a robin that sat still enough for me to catch...unfortunately he was positioned behind my BBQ so I had to do some creative cropping. Anyways...

Listening very carefully...

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DIVE DIVE DIVE!

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YOINK - Nom nom nom...

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Anyone got a napkin???

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BURP - what manners!

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G'day Q71

What a delightful series - and beautifully sharp to boot ... well done
and the script - good one there as well

ps- you mention focus > I find it very hard to follow focus too, esp when the bird is close like this one is
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Enjoyed your series very much. Agree with Phil on focus. Robin and worm...Spring must be here!
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Well done Quadna71

Such photos / focus (with little room for error) are tricky. Nice sharp photos, and great colours. What a cool series with the worm (and appropriate wording, etc!)

I would've cropped even tighter (if you had sufficient megapixels / resolution left). There's just a bit too much 'grass' for my liking.

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Great series of photos! Tack sharp and very much alive!

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[QUOTE=Quadna71;1290347]I've been sitting on my patio practicing taking shots of birds - mainly following them quickly in order to get the shot. I'm getting better at tracking them, but my focusing still needs work. Here's a series of a robin that sat still enough for me to catch...unfortunately he was positioned behind my BBQ so I had to do some creative cropping. Anyways...


Quadna71,

What a nice series. Complete; from the beginning to the end. Someone predicted the future of stills photography lies in series. Perhaps so.

Like that cropping. To the right - the worm hunting ground. Heavy work feeding the small

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