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Old Jul 21, 2008, 2:25 PM   #1
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Nikon d40, 300mm, iso 200, 1/320 sec f6.3

This photo was cropped and tweaked with Gimp.

As always, ...C&C appreciated. Thanks!:-)

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Old Jul 21, 2008, 6:33 PM   #2
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Actually I haven't tried birding but I quite liked the pose you captured : )

Still, hope you don't mind me saying it looks as if heavily croppedfor the fine detailsare somewhat hazy, imo!
Btw, I'd like to add that I like the warmoutputs of the Gimp in general..
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Old Jul 21, 2008, 8:27 PM   #3
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Yes, bahadir...you are absolutely right; it was cropped a lot. This birdie was actually far from me, and my tele zoom does not help much. I enjoy your comments: they are wise and makes me work harder. Please! I never mind critiques, otherwise I would not post in this section. Thanks!
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Old Jul 21, 2008, 9:07 PM   #4
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Let me add my 2 cents...
The image is ok, but soft on the focus. Did you sharpen it any?
Cropping on the left and top seems a little tight to me. Generally you want a little more room on the side the subject is facing - a little room to move into.
Exposure is close, but the white on the wing is close to being overexposed.
And you also cut off a bit of the foot. If this was a major crop as stated, there is no reason to cut off "body parts".
Still, it's not a bad image and I hope these points help in the future ~ Ron
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Old Jul 21, 2008, 9:40 PM   #5
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Surfron, thanks for your comments. I only don't understand the part about the "foot cut".

Please let me know if this one is better. Thanks!


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Old Jul 21, 2008, 10:13 PM   #6
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Sorry - my bad. I guess I had scrolled down a bit without noticing. The foot is obviously all there.:roll:
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PS: teh second one is better, although there is still visible noise ~ Ron
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Old Jul 21, 2008, 11:49 PM   #7
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Thanks for your comments, surfron. I'll try to improve my pics with all the help I get in this place.
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artmustel wrote:
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Thanks for your comments, surfron. I'll try to improve my pics with all the help I get in this place.
That's what it's all about ~ Ron
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Hi artmustel

I'm glad you shared your attempt. Well done. The colour seems very natural... good - and I love the bokeh / lovely smooth green background.

I agree with ron and bahadir's comments. I'm far from a fantastic bird / wildlife photographer, but I do like capturing birds and wildlife.

Sometimes (actually... I've found most often!) practise and open C&C are the best teachers! Attempt bird photos trying different settings and putting what people say here into practise.

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Hi, pj1974, thanks for your comment. C&C in this forum is a great way to learn. Fantastic people around!

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