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Old Mar 24, 2011, 4:12 PM   #1
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 6:01 PM   #2
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That looks really good, JJ-

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JJ,

very good shot.
How far was the Goldfinch away from you?

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Wow, that's really nice!
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Very nice. I tried reducing brightness and increasing contrast just a bit..
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Old Mar 25, 2011, 8:21 AM   #6
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JJ,

very good shot.
How far was the Goldfinch away from you?

Cheers,

Stefan
Stefan The Goldfinch was about 15-20 feet away.

Raghu Thank you for taking the time to pp the image. Im just starting to play around with Gimp and have a lot to learn.

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Old Mar 25, 2011, 12:43 PM   #7
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Really nice shot; I love the "perky" expression of the bird.
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Stefan The Goldfinch was about 15-20 feet away.

Raghu Thank you for taking the time to pp the image. Im just starting to play around with Gimp and have a lot to learn.

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JJ,

thanks, which settings did you used and is the picture a crop?
I asked this, because I have trouble to make good bird shots as you can see in my chaffinch thread.

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JJ,

thanks, which settings did you used and is the picture a crop?
I asked this, because I have trouble to make good bird shots as you can see in my chaffinch thread.

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Hi - Stefan. Yes the picture is a about a 50% crop. I usually use P mode with spot focus and sometimes shutter priority if I want to get a faster shutter than P mode gives. I also always set my ISO myself; I think the camera bumps it up to quickly. Shots like this are not hard to get if you just get as close as you can and watch the light. If you look at the picture I think you will see that the complete side of the bird was lit up by strong light. This is what will give you detail on the longer end of the zoom. I just started taken pictures of birds so I am learning as I go. Others on the forum take much better bird shots than me.

Hope this helps,


Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any more questions.

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JJ,

thanks a lot for your help and the information.

As I am also just at the beginning I have a lot to learn and to practice to obtain good pictures.

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