The Old Ball&Chain

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  1. Battou

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    Taken with Vivitar 400mm (handheld) on Canon EF, ASA 800
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    Slight misfocus here but I really like the compostion and thought behind this one
     
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    Link to larger image in place
     
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    Was the grain intended? Looks like you have your ISO set too high if not. Whether it was intentional or not though, if you convert to greyscale the grain will make for an excellent capture.
     
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    Shot on film, only adjustment comes when I pick which roll I want to piut into the camera, Noted above the image it self.

    Considered a GS convertion, It looses a lot more than color.
     
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    Whoops, I have a habit of not reading the attached comments of an image.

    It's funny how easily we can take ISO for granted in a digital world, where although you could have chosen a lower ASA for the above shot, doing so wouldn't have been quite so effortless.
     
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    On top of that, doing so with as slow a lens as that is I would not have gotten the shot at all. This is why I am trying to save for a faster 400mm lens.
     
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    Pleasing composition with the barbed wire and other fence elements going through the image in a diagonal line, with the sky giving you an all unintrusive, undistracting background, and TWO birds instead of one (is the "spouse" supposed to be the "ball and chain"? ;) ).
     
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    It's alot to do with the way the two birds where behaving. Of all the Sparrows there that morning those two did not separate for any notable period. With the way the Sparrows tend to fluff up into a little ball of feathers at times and the fact they where sitting on a chain link fence is actually got the ball rolling on the spouse reference.

    Thanks.
     
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    Nothing More?
     
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    i love film grain. So much nicer than digital noise.
     
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    Thanks, Comments like that make it worth it to correct those who imeadiately think diginoise. :D
     
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    That would be me then, LOL.
     

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