pretty pigeon

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  1. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

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    Just got home from 10 weeks in the Philippines, took a few shots of birds while out walking the streets, and shot a few owls at the zoo. The crop is a little wide on this one, but it draws you to the feathers and colours of this sweet creature.

    Seen some tremendous posts in here, great stuff everyone!!

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    man, that is terrific! what is that coming off it's feathers on the left? or is that just smoke from somewhere else. hm. i love this angle.
     
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    The lighter area behind the left of the pigeon is some sunlight peeking through the leaves, I try to use the maximun length of my 75-300 zoom lens, with the widest possible aperature to soften tha background as much as possible, sometimes it backfires and leaves such a minimal focal range, some areas of the subject become too soft.

    Here s an example of what I mean...

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    The area in focus here is about 4-5 inches, leaving his beek out of range, I was so disappointed here, I when back to attempt a reshoot, and found out the hawk had escaped the birdman of Manila Zoo's capture.. heheh, good for him!!!
     

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