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Old Jul 15, 2014, 10:40 AM   #1
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Found this fella waiting for me this morning at my office. So I shot him (camera of course).
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Old Jul 15, 2014, 12:47 PM   #2
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Looks a bit soft or out of focus (especially the head). Also the background color and content seems to be competing with the subject.
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Old Jul 15, 2014, 1:06 PM   #3
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Looks a bit soft or out of focus (especially the head). Also the background color and content seems to be competing with the subject.
Hey thanks for the help. I appreciate all comments to make things better
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Hey thanks for the help. I appreciate all comments to make things better
My apologies for sounding a bit abrupt in my comments...I should have offered some ideas for improvement, For the soft/out of focus issue, I'd try to focus the image on the eyes of the bird. If you have to pick a focal point for sharpness, best if it is the eyes.

The other suggestion is to try to have a blurred background so that the subject stands out better. You can do this by using a longer zoom. Your Canon SX40 should have plenty of zoom to blur out the background. Or else, you can blur the background in post processing. Not sure you can do much about the similarity of the color between the bird and the background.
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 9:47 AM   #5
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Any better? I couldn't do much about the sharpening. Unfortunately I only had a split second to get the shot b4 he(she?) flew away. As soon as I saw the bird I hit the brakes pulled out the camera and shot. He(She) turned their head to look at me and left.
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