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  1. Sirashley

    Sirashley TPF Noob!

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    Well I post allot around here helping out noobs, but when it comes to bird photography, I am a super noob! I just picked up a tamron 200-400 to shoot some birds with. As far as settings, I shot this in Aperture Priority, F5.6, iso250, at 400mm. Anyway, C&C always appreciated, and any advice on birding is always welcome

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    HikinMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I cant offer any 'technical' advice cause I hardly know anything about photography but i just wanted you to know i like this photo a lot :p
     
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    Well I think the lighting is right on the bird, but perhaps the branch is a tad over exposed.... What do you think? If the bird were any darker I think he would have come out underexposed.

    Backgrounds are so tuff with wild birds. Arrggghhh... and they don't pose for you either :lol: I shot this photo at an Everglades preserve and these birds are very spooky, what do you guys do to get a better background when shooting wild birds without spooking them? Unfortunately, I live in a condo, so no backyard set ups for me.

    Chriss thanks for the compliment :blushing:
     
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    They don't pose for you? Were your birds raised in a barn that they have no manners? :lmao:


    It's always a challenge to get the backdrop that you want with wild animals. That's part of the challenge. Sometimes you just need liberal use of your clone tool.

    Here's a link you may enjoy:

    BirdPhotographers.Net - It Ain't Just Birds
     
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    The white feathers looks like you lost some detail there, not much, but a little....so yes it is a tad overexposed. It looks like you had a tough time with the lighting and you did good under tough situations. :thumbup:
     

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