Tweet, Chirrup, and twitter

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  1. Bend The Light

    Bend The Light No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I went for a little walk and tried to perfect my bird photos...I am definitely getting better...

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    Close up Nuthatch by http://bendthelight.me.uk, on Flickr

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    Blue Tit 22-3-2012 by http://bendthelight.me.uk, on Flickr

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    Dunnock 22-3-2012 by http://bendthelight.me.uk, on Flickr

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    Robin 22-3-2012 by http://bendthelight.me.uk, on Flickr

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    The best nuthatch so far by http://bendthelight.me.uk, on Flickr

    Hope you like them. :)


     
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    sm4him In memoriam Supporting Member

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    Awesome! I keep trying, but mine just aren't there, yet. It MUST be my equipment's fault that mine don't turn out like this; it couldn't possibly be my skill level... :lol:
     
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  3. Bend The Light

    Bend The Light No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ha ha...maybe. I thought that too, but started using my equipment better...and stalking the birdies better. :)
    That must be it because I am using the same cheap equipment...I have no "L" anywhere in my kit. :)
     
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    sm4him In memoriam Supporting Member

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    In all seriousness, I *know* that my equipment is capable of producing far better results than I've gotten so far, although I do think I'm improving.
    Stalking the little birdies IS one of the biggest challenges. The ones in my backyard know me, and they TAUNT me. They know when I come out with my camera and they holler at all the other birds in the neighborhood to stay WAY up high in the trees so I can't get close enough. Or, in the case of the woodpeckers and the finches...they land ONLY on the side of the tree that hides them from me!
    But, when I don't take the camera, they flit and fly around and land 20 feet from me...because they KNOW. Sometimes, I can hear the mockingbirds...well, MOCKING me. :lol:
     
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    #2 (Blue Tit) is slightly oof. The others are great!

    I really like the last one. If you could clone out the tell-tale on-camera flash shadow, it would be stunning.
     
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    I agree with Sparky.. except for #2.. these are very nice! Well done! :)
     
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    Bend The Light No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yes, I know exactly what you mean! ha ha!
     
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    Thanks. I included the Blue Tit as it's the best CLOSE UP I have of one so far...but they move quick, hence the OOF.
    I'll have a look at the flash shadow...I use the on-camera flash dialled down to at least -1, just to fill without being too startling for the birdies...

    Cheers
     
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    Mucho!
     
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