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Old Feb 9, 2009, 10:20 AM   #1
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Birders are obsessed with getting the sharpest detail in their photos. I agree that the details really make a good photo and small birds do not always give you the opportunity to compose or choose the lighting you'd like. Nothing more frustrating than to have a almost perfect photo lined up and the subject fly's off!! Anyway here are a few where they stayed put long enough for slow old me to snap a shot off. Forget the detail and enjoy the color, lighting and composition.

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Old Feb 9, 2009, 10:22 AM   #2
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No. 2 He gave me three chances to get it right and I still came up a little short.
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Old Feb 9, 2009, 10:25 AM   #3
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No. 3 I like the color, lighting and composition here...Needed a little better focus...Can anyone say tripod?
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I lost some color on this one because I had to do exposure compensation in PS7 to get any detail at all. Still well composed and enough color to make it more than just another dull photo.

So here is No. 4
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When they are facing away from you ...you sometimes have to whistle to get them to turn and look at you. Always makes an interesting photo. Just wish I had composed it a little better. Too centered. Not enough good detail to crop for a better composition...I guess I can't whistle and compose at the same time...think it might be a Redneck affliction?
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Cardinals..especially the males are always a splash of color and very hard in some light to get the feather detail. Bright red does that to the sensor. Have to shoot at lower saturation or desaturate some in photoshop to get the detail, and even then it is almost never right. Shooting at them with the sky in the background durring the "Blue Hour" really boosts the color.
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And another
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I agree, #2 is great for comp and light, just soft on detail, I have the same problem.
the detail in the last shot made up for it though!

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bigdawg wrote:
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I agree that the details really make a good photo and small birds do not always give you the opportunity to compose or choose the lighting you'd like. Nothing more frustrating than to have a almost perfect photo lined up and the subject fly's off!!

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Hi Dawg,

Ya mean like this? . . .:-):roll:

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LOL Scott, how did you get in my dump bin for that shot? :-):-)

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