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Old Dec 2, 2006, 5:17 PM   #1
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This Black Phoebe was perched on a Bulrush stem right next to the road. I was able to get a half dozen shots before it flew off.
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Old Dec 2, 2006, 6:40 PM   #2
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Nice detail on this one Steve. Wish it had been sitting at the top so it wouldn't have that pesky shadow. A good shot anyway!
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Old Dec 2, 2006, 7:10 PM   #3
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I agree with VP about the shadow, but again great detail and sharpness.
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Old Dec 2, 2006, 8:16 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, I agree with you both. Maybe later I will play "Photoshop God" and remove the shadow.:lol: I knew it was there when I shot it, but what can you do?
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I like the natural setting and the natural things that happen within it. He is just as wonderful as he can be perched in between those branches! If I am looking in a book for bird shots, maybe I wouldn't want shadows, but I just love these just as they are!!! IMHO......
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Old Dec 3, 2006, 2:03 PM   #6
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I like the natural setting and the natural things that happen within it. He is just as wonderful as he can be perched in between those branches! If I am looking in a book for bird shots, maybe I wouldn't want shadows, but I just love these just as they are!!! IMHO......
You make a good point. I guess that's why it's called "Nature Photography":-) Thank you for your comments, they are always appreciated,
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Old Dec 4, 2006, 4:44 AM   #7
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I really like this photo of the Black Phoebe Steve. In my opinion the shadow belongs there. Very seldom does one see an animal in the wild without some sort of distraction so the shadow makes this shot less clinical and more real.

I can sit for hours watching this bird hunt. Sitting on its perch it will spot an insect, swoop down to catch it amd return tothe sameperch all in a matter ofseconds.
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Old Dec 4, 2006, 9:49 AM   #8
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I really like these shots, the shadows and all.

Agood photo is much more than technical perfection. You need tobring enough ofthesubjects enviroment into the composition so that you provide a narritive to the scene.

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Jim and Kent,
Thank you very much for your comments. I really appreciate your input.
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