I give you the bird

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  1. nikon90s

    nikon90s TPF Noob!

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    This was an overcast day and I had my sigma 70-200mm f2.8 with a 2x on my d70. What do you think

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    I'm impressed with your equipment! It does an amazing job for you.
     
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    It would have been a great shot, if not for the blade of grass (I assume) that's going through the bird. But that ruins it.
     
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    Bingo! Excellent use of telephoto. You also had terrific lighting conditions, the overcast day helps keep the light even. Wonderful composition! I don't think the blade of gass is an image-killer, although it is a tad distracting. But it's so soft you can look right through it and still see detail of the bird, so it's just not bothering me all that much.

    Nce job! :)
     
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    here is another with out the grass, but I like the first alittle more.
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Both may be of the same bird, but each one seems to have a story of its own. In the first one, the bird looks furtive, like it would want to hide - or fly away, if that is not possible. Which is why I think the blade of grass goes well with this aspect of the story.

    In the second, the bird looks self-assured and is happily singing. No blade of grass needed HERE to protect it, shield it, hide it.

    So both are fine with me and I feel envious for I'd love to be able to take a photo like that one day, too. I've never so far succeeded, even though I use an up to 300mm zoom lense...
     
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    Oh, I like this one, too! Two different poses, one little songbird. :D I like them both - good work!
     
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    Very interresting observations, there, LaFoto. I enjoyed your interpretation.
     
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    Thanks that is what I was thinking but could not get it from the back of my mind, where all the years of math have found a home, to the key board.
     

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