A Walk In the Park

Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by Becky, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. Becky

    Becky TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,492
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    London
    Spent a couple of hours at a small country park this afternoon... tried my first common bird shots, I guess they could have been worse for a first attempt... I think? Any tips for shooting birds as its something I know nothing about, and hope to make a trip to a bird watching place soon... dont want to waste the opportunity... my biggest lens is 100-400 so tips for capturing would be great. :scratch: Scratches head in AIRIC and Raymond JB's direction... I know you guys shoot a lot of wild stuff but the birdlife in my area is limited.... still.... some general tips I'm sure would help? :hail:

    I know the images sizes aren't great, Photobucket decided to do some of its random resizing exercises, regardless of my image/file size, so I had to give up.

    The park is located fairly near the sea so I spent a bit of time shooting some birds along the coast too... sorry for so many, just a general feedback wanted really and maybe your faves if any, thanks folks. :blushing:

    1. (Okay I know Ben isn't a bird... but at least he stays put for a photo grrrrrrrr :x)
    [​IMG]



    2.
    [​IMG]



    3.
    [​IMG]



    4.
    [​IMG]



    5.
    [​IMG]



    6.
    [​IMG]



    7.
    [​IMG]



    8.
    [​IMG]



    9.
    [​IMG]



    10.
    [​IMG]


    11.
    [​IMG]

    Thanks for looking!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. WildBill

    WildBill TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2005
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Hammonton, New Jersey
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    What kind of bird is that first one? :lmao:
    I think you captured a fine series, a little more sunlight would have helped too, but we all are having that problem. :D

    Bill
     
  3. Becky

    Becky TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,492
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    London
    I didn't say they'd ALL be birds :lmao:

    Yeh tell me about it, possibly the dullest day of the whole week being of course my only opportunity to get out and do some shooting, garrrrrrrrrrr I hate university!

    Thanks for the comments!
     
  4. Jimee

    Jimee TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    209
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Columbus
    I really like 4-8, esp. 4 :) Number 7's neat too, how it's basically all b/w except for the red beak.
     
  5. Lol999

    Lol999 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2005
    Messages:
    316
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
    1,9 & 11 float my boat! As for dull days, in England, at least up North, it's been dull for what seems forever. can't remember the last time I saw the sun. As regards wildlife, I have considered the following approaches:

    1) buy a hide and longer lens (600mm). Impractical as I don't have the time or the cash.

    2) kill the animal, stuff it and then pose as required. More satisfying I think.

    I've been getting the runaround by the squirrels in a churchyard for a while now and I'm seriously leaning towards the taxidermy route. last week I had just got in the churchyard, with no camera out of bag yet, when this mangy squirrel sits drinking from a flower pot on a grave not 10 feet from me giving it " go on, reach for the camera, it'll do you no good!":grumpy:

    Cheers, Lol
     
  6. Becky

    Becky TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,492
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    London
    Hehe, coincidentally I was looking at 600mm lenses online earlier... much too expensive right now, I want to buy a macro and a wide angle before I consider more zoom.

    Even if I wanted to stuff the little beggars I wouldn't be able to catch them!

    Yeh I attempted a squirrel earlier too, everytime I moved further around the tree to where it was, it moved further around so I couldn't see it, man it was annoying, but then I was giggling at the same time, animals are genuinely sweet and funny!
     
  7. AIRIC

    AIRIC TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2004
    Messages:
    4,801
    Likes Received:
    83
    Location:
    Brooklin, Ontario, Canuckia
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Great shots. All I can say is keep the shutter speed up and try to avoid shake. You did good on these. All I use is a 80-400 so your are fine with the lens.

    Eric
     
  8. Becky

    Becky TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,492
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    London
    Thanks Eric I'll keep at it :mrgreen:
     
  9. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    So there is someone here saying she's got no idea of bird photography, and who says it was about the dullest day of the week, and then she dares post the most endearing Robin-pics ever? :grumpy:
    I don't like them!
    Bah!
    I feel too much envy.
    I want to be able to get such photos, too *stomping foot*
    *stomping more* *stomping out of the room* *slamming door*

    :lol: (just joking) :lol: :lol:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Verbal

    Verbal $100

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2005
    Messages:
    2,904
    Likes Received:
    148
    Location:
    Washington State
    11 is my favorite, it's fabulous! Really well done Becky =)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Becky

    Becky TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,492
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    London
    Gosh... seriously guys that means a lot, like A LOT!!!! :hugs::hug:::hugs::hug:::blushing::blushing:
     
  12. tgates

    tgates TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2006
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Madison Alabama
    #1 is beautiful - from one black lab owner to another......
    9 & 11 are awsome. I love the color in 9...
     

Share This Page