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Old Sep 22, 2009, 7:12 PM   #1
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Here's a couple of pictures I got using my 55-200 VR lens.
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In this picture you see a Great Tit and a "in-flight" Blue Tit. April 6th


Here we have a Blue Tit holding a small worm in its beak. June 15th


Here we got a Willow Warbler. April 6th
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Old Sep 22, 2009, 7:20 PM   #2
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Number two, is too dark, number three, shows the lack of reach.

Number one is a real winner - Cute shot indeed!

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Number two, is too dark, number three, shows the lack of reach.
If you want, you can play with it and see if you can get a desired effect, would love to see what you could do with it
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Number one is a real winner - Cute shot indeed!
Thanks man.. Real lucky shot, and unfortunately way too long shutter speed, but the wings got a pretty cool glow to them in return
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Thanks man.. Real lucky shot, and unfortunately way too long shutter speed, but the wings got a pretty cool glow to them in return
If you note, the body of the bird is firm and clear. Shows you were steady, and shot fast enough to freeze the body. This produces an interesting effect.

While we often try to freeze the wings, sometimes, at least I personally, like the effect of blurred wings.

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If you note, the body of the bird is firm and clear. Shows you were steady, and shot fast enough to freeze the body. This produces an interesting effect.

While we often try to freeze the wings, sometimes, at least I personally, like the effect of blurred wings.

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Thanks man, love the critique I'm getting and yeah, it's got a more "life" in it, because you can see that it's in motion and not just hovering Maybe though I should've cropped it to get rid of some unwanted ugliness from the branches of the tree on the left side?
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Maybe though I should've cropped it to get rid of some unwanted ugliness from the branches of the tree on the left side?
The center bird should have a touch more room to the left. But that is just a rule of thumb, and I only noticed this after your last post. The only "objectionable" branch is the ones covering the suet(?), and the bird. I would leave the rest alone.

Here's my "improvement," but it's really a matter of "taste."




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Liked the edit, paniolo, so I thought I'd try one edit for myself



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