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Old Apr 4, 2005, 4:33 PM   #11
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Nice shots Houston. Great color and pleasing backgrounds. I've yet to get a decent shot of a Brown Thrasher in my yard. They seem to mainly stick to the ground and don't sit still too often. Unfortunately we no longer have the Eastern Bluebird in our yard...too many English Sparrows and Cowbirds, but they gotta eat too. Look forward to more. Woody
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Old Apr 4, 2005, 5:15 PM   #12
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I know this is a beginner question (I am a beginner!) How did you blur out the backgrounds in those images? It almost looks like you have staged backdrops?
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Old Apr 4, 2005, 10:23 PM   #13
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I know this is a beginner question (I am a beginner!) How did you blur out the backgrounds in those images? It almost looks like you have staged backdrops?
Thanks for looking in mgrogan.

As far as a beginner goes, I'm not very far ahead. But to blur the background use a large aperture like 5.6 or so and to get the background in focususe a small aperture of say 18 or 20.

Hope this helps

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Old Apr 4, 2005, 10:28 PM   #14
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Nice shots Houston. Great color and pleasing backgrounds. I've yet to get a decent shot of a Brown Thrasher in my yard.

Thanks for looking in Woody and for your nice comments. And I sure will try to have some more to post soon.

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Old Apr 5, 2005, 2:36 AM   #15
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The blue bird shot is great, such a pretty bird.
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Old Apr 5, 2005, 9:54 AM   #16
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Thanks for looking in mgrogan.

As far as a beginner goes, I'm not very far ahead. But to blur the background use a large aperture like 5.6 or so and to get the background in focususe a small aperture of say 18 or 20.

Hope this helps

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Thanks! Great pictures - keep up the good work.
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