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Old Jan 21, 2006, 7:02 PM   #1
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Well...Here it is. I finally got up the courage to post my first pic. I have been taking pics for4 months now. This was taken with my Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 LD lens. I will be purchasing the Sigma 100-300 f/4 in about 3 months, but until then I am really trying to get the best out of this lens, and of course myself. Taken in AP mode, f-stop 4.5, ISO 200, SS 1/200, 161mm. Thank-you for looking & sharing your knowledge & advise.


I just wanted to let you all know that this is a redbellied woodpecker, not a ladder-backed. I saved the pic with the wrong file name.
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Old Jan 21, 2006, 7:11 PM   #2
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first off, welcome to the forum!!

and i think you did a real good job with your first post! nicely composed with your subject off-center.. i would say my biggest suggestion is to not crop off the tip of hte tail next time.. and i think you could use a little sharpening on this one.. have you delved into post-processing yet?

will be looking forward to more!
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Old Jan 21, 2006, 7:20 PM   #3
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I love the markings on this bird. You could almost play chess on them!

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Old Jan 21, 2006, 7:23 PM   #4
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very nice first post.

the only problems i see are the tight crop (looks like part of the tail feathers were cut)

and the subject is a bit soft.

the tight dof is ok, for the dead fall is farly uninteresting, and it emphasises the beauty

of the bird.

i think a little ps help will make this one quite a beauty!

nice shot, kath!

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Old Jan 21, 2006, 7:50 PM   #5
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Thank you. To be honest , I was so excited to get a focus on this guy (before he flew off )that I forgot to zoom out, so his tail was cut off from the beginning!! I have photoshop elements2 and am just starting to explore all that it can do. I will try to get him again & next time I'll get the tail too!

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Old Jan 21, 2006, 9:30 PM   #6
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Welcome Kath, look forward to your posts. Kind regards. Jaki
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Old Jan 21, 2006, 9:49 PM   #7
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hi kath, glad you are here .* i think this is a very nice first effort...i agree about the tail, but otherwise the composition works well. i love the pop of red on this fellow. i am looking forward to more of your posts!
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