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Old May 7, 2009, 3:34 PM   #1
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Default First attemt at bird-picture

My first "wildlife"-shot.
Not exactly my "cup of tea" under normal circumstances as I really do not have the right equipment - I am normally a landscape-guy - but I couldn't resist this one....

I think it's what we call a "green-finch" - but I am not sure....


Panasonic Lumix FZ-28 / ISO200 / f 5.0 / 1/200 sec / Vignetted in Photoshop Elements

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Old May 7, 2009, 3:41 PM   #2
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I really like this! Usually I'd say "The subject should be centered", but with the way the bird is "looking" at the empty space on the right of the frame, it adds a bit of mystery to the shot. Definitely a great shot in my opinion.
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Old May 7, 2009, 4:21 PM   #3
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Ya I agree. Great shot. The background shows up the subject well.
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Looks like you have the right exuipment to me!

I like the composition but then I like using "The Rule Of Thirds" and that fits that rule perfectly.

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Looks like you have the right exuipment to me!

I like the composition but then I like using "The Rule Of Thirds" and that fits that rule perfectly.

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I agree with Tom. The image is superb.

Even though it is getting some stiff competition lately, the FZ-28 IMO is still the best of the CCD equipped superzooms available today. Its Leica lens is unbeatable.
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Old May 9, 2009, 2:32 PM   #6
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Looks like you have the right exuipment to me!
Thank you Tom and all others who have replied to this tread. I am sorry that I am somewhat late in reacting to your posts, because this new software we have now, does NOT have the automatic "subscribtion notification" I am used to from before. So I did not receive any e-mail notifications. I thought that nobody bothered to look at "my bird" anyway.

But thank to you all for your comments.

Tom: When I said that I didn't have the right equipment, I meant that only a decent dSLR will give the best wildlife-pictures. My Panny FZ-28 has quiet a big zoom. But this bird is almost domesticatet (it feeds off a bird-tray) and is not so shy as real wildlife. I sat down approx. 10 meters (or yards) from it and waited for my chance.

Out of almost 80 exposures only 5 came out right.

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I like the composition but then I like using "The Rule Of Thirds" and that fits that rule perfectly.

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Agree with Tom. Walter, this is a perfect Rule of Thirds composition. Well done! Cheers, Dan
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...this is a perfect Rule of Thirds composition...

Is it?!?

What luck. I didn't think "Rule of Thirds" when I shot. I was too busy to hold my breath and try and keep the camera still!

Thank you for your kind words, fishguy Dan!
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Excellent work Walter! This is superb, if this is how good your first attempt is I can't wait to see your work after you get some practice doing these!!

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I believe you have a yellow warbler there. Hard to find much less photograph! What part of the country are you in?
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