Bold Robin

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  1. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Birds are never easy to get shots of - flightly, tiny and speedy they make difficult subjects.
    So when one comes and sits only a hands width away its not a chance to lose;

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    f5, ISO 200, 1/200sec (oh and no flash)
    at 16mm (on crop sensor)
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2672/3860184142_50ece9122b_o.jpg

    Taken with Canon 400D and kit lens (yah first time I really used it and liked using it for once).

    Ok not the best background, and I have played with it a bit to blur since wireing on the trelacing left an annoying blur - I might have overblured a little...

    Of course I first ran out with the 70-200mm f2.8 IS for some shots too

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    Any comments/crits welcome - thank you! :)
     
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  2. Overread

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    Lovely series. The third one is my favorite. Like the colors in the birds and the details of his feather with the partialy focused fork and blurred background. Really nice. I think the composition works well on this one also.
     
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    First one looks odd to me. If the bird didn't have feathers I'd say it had worts :confused:
     
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    I really like the shape of the viney/branch thing Mr. Bird is sitting on in number 1. It's a shame about that bugger fence in the back. As much of composition likes and dislikes are personal, I must say I l-ooo-ve the ones where he is sitting on the pitch fork. The fact that it is an old used looking piece makes it all the better. I may just have to sneek that one to my desktop for a bit. ;)
    You have your pics marked as ok to fuss with so I gave a go here. Just a crop and some clone. Not much time as the coffee cup is empty and work is pulling me out the door.:( I'm not sure of any other way to grab the picture except right click and save as. Yet it seems to be small.

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    You're sure this is a robin???
     
  7. Overread

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    Many thanks for the compliments all :)
    And yep he is a little robin - but he is only a juvenile at the moment, so he does not yet have his little redbreast to showoff
    British Garden Birds - Robin

    lvcrtrs - I like the crop and your cloning has worked well - though the darn wire (which I blured) seems to be giving the background some odd looks -- its something I think I do have to fix in the shot - oddly it looked a lot better large than it did small. As for the image if you click on the link below each one you can get to a larger version :)
     
  8. mooimeisie

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    One of the things I like about TPF, with members coming from around the world, is the education we can get. The robin in the UK and Canada may both be robins, but they are quite different in their colours.
     
  9. The_Caper

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    Very nice series here overread. Did you use the 70-200 for these shots?
     
  10. Overread

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    I agree mooimeisie - its great to see such diversity in things between different nations.

    The_Caper yep all except for the first shot were taken with the 70-200mm - without any teleconverter added. Though unless the bird is very tame or the photographer has some very good hide setup shots like this are not that common with this lens - small birds typically being shot with at least 400mm lenses instead
     
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    Great shots Overread. Again I love your processing style!
     

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