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    I'm not very good at bird shots..

    What does this need..?





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    Well first thing would be to get the bird coming at you instead of away from you,

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricD View Post
    Well first thing would be to get the bird coming at you instead of away from you,
    +1. This image looks like a heavy crop?

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    Good head and eye contact is quite important in bird photography, dont worry just keep shooting and practicing, its very addicting and rewarding .
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    Quote Originally Posted by D-B-J View Post

    +1. This image looks like a heavy crop?

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    I don't think it was cropped at all. Was taken with a point and shoot, may be why the quality is not the greatest.

    Just wanted to know how to improve it, I've never done much bird photography.

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    Wildlife photography is a challenge ... the main thing is learning how to anticipate what the animal is going to do ... and then position yourself to capture it.
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    Well, as the others noted, from a wildlife point of view it is lacking, but I honestly think it has an interesting abstract feel to it. I know that is not how you intended it to be, but I sit there wondering "hmmmm, what is he looking at". And the noise adds a more artsy feel to it.

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    oh yes.... everything is harder with a point and shoot.

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    This is a very good shot; of course seeing face and having eye contact is another aspect; while we use wild life images as a study we need framing from different angles which gives a total picture/ better picture of the bird. This image has a wonderful artistic quality in spite of the fact that it is not a much planned shot.

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    Thanks for all the critiques
    I will have to keep practicing, and post a follow up shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayeelkay View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by D-B-J View Post

    +1. This image looks like a heavy crop?

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    I don't think it was cropped at all. Was taken with a point and shoot, may be why the quality is not the greatest.

    Just wanted to know how to improve it, I've never done much bird photography.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtee View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by D-B-J View Post

    +1. This image looks like a heavy crop?

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    I don't think it was cropped at all. Was taken with a point and shoot, may be why the quality is not the greatest.

    Just wanted to know how to improve it, I've never done much bird photography.
    Photoshop cant make a bad picture good it makes good pictures better.
    I know that. I didn't want to make the photo better in Photoshop. I wanted to improve how I take the actual photos of birds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayeelkay View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jtee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ayeelkay View Post

    I don't think it was cropped at all. Was taken with a point and shoot, may be why the quality is not the greatest.

    Just wanted to know how to improve it, I've never done much bird photography.
    Photoshop cant make a bad picture good it makes good pictures better.
    I know that. I didn't want to make the photo better in Photoshop. I wanted to improve how I take the actual photos of birds.

    Practice ..Practice ...Practice and most of all have fun doing it .
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtee View Post
    Good head and eye contact is quite important in bird photography, dont worry just keep shooting and practicing, its very addicting and rewarding .
    Is that a Camera or a Bazooka in your avatar?


    Don't worry TS. When you see what Im going to try and get you will feel much better about yourself.
    I really don't have the equipment (Lens) for bird shots, but im going to try anyway.

    Until then ill wait and see how I do and try more environment shots.

    Just keep plugging away.

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    From a wildlife shooting standpoint, it isn't very good. But, from a different standpoint, this photo is pretty awesome and has an artistic feel to it.

 

 

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