Comorant Nest Building

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  1. PushingTin

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    Taken at mid day (the worst possible lighting for bird photography) but we have had such bad weather lately that I took the first opportunity I got.

    Any comments and crits welcome.

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    My second attempt today

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    Midday is a bad time for capturing birds, but this is still a good shot. You've captured the action, but a faster shutter speed would've frozen the wing tips too. I'm not sure the crop works well with the bird being in the exact center of the shot. Your DOF is outstanding. Well done.
     
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    Thanks for commenting emptypockets...

    I didnt have the luxury of a faster shutter speed as I was using the Nikon 300 f4 lens with a 1.4 tele which gives me an aperture of 5.6.

    Other thoughts was that I should have actually used f8 or there about to try and get the entire body and tail sharp too rather than just than face. Personal preferences I guess.
     
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    Good capture!
     
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    Thx Antarctican

    I have edited to include my second attempt which I took today. I think its much better.
     
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    Wow very clear shots!

    I don't know why but I'm drawn to the first photo more, my favorite.

    Mind you, both photos are very well taken.
     
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    THX IndieMe for taking the time to look and comment.
     
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    Ahhh! It happens! I really like the second shot. They're both very well done!
     
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    Excelent really excelent, i hope you were human and these two just happened to be perfect and the TWO THOUSAND were almost there ;).

    tim
     
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    Thx for all the comments!
     
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    I reckon the 2nd shot would have been better if it had the water as the background.. Wouldnt a 400 f/2.8 be nice for these!!
     
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