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  1. KenCo

    KenCo TPF Noob!

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    I have the greatest admiration for all you who photograph birds...certainly not the easiest subject to shoot. My first go at birds, All these shots taken last year in the summer and all are at high iso's and crops. I used a soft focus in processing just to try and mask the noise rather than noise reduction software.

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    I took this one yesterday whilst walking around the river....I spent a good half an hour just watching it, got a couple of shots but this is about the best of a bad bunch. Any tips appreciated as i'll be back to have another go since I now know were it's nesting. It did get very close a number of times but it was just to quick for me to keep up.

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    All taken with the sigma 70-300
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    good stuff ken....... i know how hard it is to get in close with the sigma 70-300, so you've done well here......... one technique you could use is to use masks to sharpen the body of the bird only and keep the soft bg..... but you can get bogged down with the processing if you choose that method...... i like the first and second best :thumbup:
     
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    nice shots!! That woodpecker is a great find, I would try to find a perch that it visits regularly, and try to hide nearby.. and hope!
     
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    Ken it is just wash rinse repeat. Emphasis on the repeat, just keep going at it. It only gets better. Try a tripod if you do not have VR or IS.
     

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