First ever attempt at bird pics

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  1. suryad

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    Please be gentle! Some of the shots of you all are amazing and it is really hard for a noob like me to even post his pics!
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    I dont know what I could do to make the duckies not look so bright....

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    Second one is excellent! you must be very proud of it :) Only suggestion for the second is to crop out the blown out top 1/3 of the picture and perhaps some of the right side to put it off-centre a little bit.
    As for the first picture, you might want to try underexposing for similar situation
     
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    Thank you for the advice. I am just getting the hang of using my 20d. The possibilities are endless it seems. As for the blown out top....you mean where it is very bright correct?
     
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    yes, that bright area could be cropped out, as it is a distraction.. nice shot though.. for good bird shooting you need at least a 200mm lens, my new one is 80-400, and I am saving for a 600prime, or maybe a 800 now!

    also,.try not to shoot down on birds, I always try to get at their eye level.. good luck!
     
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    Thanks for the tip Raymond. I have a 17-85 mm and that is what I used to take the pic....thats all I could afford as a student!
     
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    Second one is amazing, good work!

    Look out for cheap zoom lenses. For Nikon you can get the 70-300 mm for a student-compatible price, dunno about Canon. They might not be perfect, but still deliver very usable results.
     
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    Thanks Polygon...I had to get really close to the bird to get that shot. I didnt even think that it would turn out like that. In fact it turned its head cause I made a bit of noise by accident and it all just worked out for me. I have a 20d and a 17-85 lens and they were not second hand...if that is what you were implying.
     
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    I wasn't implying anything and I wanna excuse myself if it seemed like that. I was having the impression that money was an issue from your previous posting and the prices for super long lenses easily reach thousand and more $.
    Being a student myself I sure know I couldn't afford them ;-)
     
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    No no no Polygon haha you misunderstood. I should have worded it better. I thought you meant that there are lenses which if you are a student they are cheaper or something. Please dont take it the wrong way.
     
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    Ok, then all misunderstandings are cleared.

    But I really like the idea, someone should ask Canon/Nikon to give student rebates on their lenses. Like a moderate 50% or so ;-).
     
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    agree love the second, but would love to see it cropped.. :) Great job!
     
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    Polygon...agreed! But doubt it will ever happen haha.

    Thanks Holly I will crop the image in a bit and repost the results.
     

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