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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6330 on: August 21, 2014, 03:32:20 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6331 on: August 21, 2014, 04:30:25 PM »
Greats pictures nateg. I especially like the last image. Well done.

Thanks Click!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6332 on: August 21, 2014, 04:46:09 PM »
I decided to get into bird photography last April... these a few of what I think are my best shots.
Any constructive criticism would be great.
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They're all great! You have good, smooth, backgrounds in general. DOF enough for the bird. Punchy colours without overdoing it.
The last one, which looks like an Eurasian Reed Warbler I shot a 2-3 years ago, could possibly be a little tighter.

Hi, Thanks for the suggesttion I've given that a go.. Think it has helped. N


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6333 on: August 21, 2014, 04:52:15 PM »
I prefer this version.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6334 on: August 21, 2014, 06:18:58 PM »
I decided to get into bird photography last April... these a few of what I think are my best shots.
Any constructive criticism would be great.
---8<--Snip!--8<---

They're all great! You have good, smooth, backgrounds in general. DOF enough for the bird. Punchy colours without overdoing it.
The last one, which looks like an Eurasian Reed Warbler I shot a 2-3 years ago, could possibly be a little tighter.

Hi, Thanks for the suggesttion I've given that a go.. Think it has helped. N

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I think so too. *thumbs up*
My experience with those birds that are rather grey (monochromatic) in their appearance, is that photos of them are more interesting if I can see textures on the feathers, or a hint of their eye colour for example. Either that or I back out totally and try to get them with a substantial part of their environment. I have a hard drive with numerous examples of not so interesting shots of these. I keep them to annoy me, and to make me do better the next time.

You're doing great and I look forward to see more from you.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6335 on: August 22, 2014, 03:21:02 PM »
Shot this Kingfisher last year with a (rented) 600 f/4 IS II and 1.4x III. Surely my favorite bird. I was lucky to get up very close, the images are uncropped! No tripod was used on this shot, but I did use a pile of branched as a hide and for support.


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6336 on: August 22, 2014, 03:24:05 PM »
Shot this Kingfisher last year with a (rented) 600 f/4 IS II and 1.4x III. Surely my favorite bird. I was lucky to get up very close, the images are uncropped! No tripod was used on this shot, but I did use a pile of branched as a hide and for support.


Beautiful shots. I love this bird. Well done Vossie.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6336 on: August 22, 2014, 03:24:05 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6337 on: August 22, 2014, 03:50:06 PM »
I'd love to have those in my collection! ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6338 on: August 22, 2014, 06:03:51 PM »
Shot this Kingfisher last year with a (rented) 600 f/4 IS II and 1.4x III. Surely my favorite bird. I was lucky to get up very close, the images are uncropped! No tripod was used on this shot, but I did use a pile of branched as a hide and for support.

Great shots of a remarkable little bird, Vossie!
I've seen Kingfishers a few times this year, at rather close distances, but still I have to find places like these, where they actually stay for a short while so that I can shoot them. We have nicknamed them "blue darts", since they're almost always just seen as a short blue streak passing by with the afterburners lit. They're putting a toll on my patience and the cameras AF-system. *gnashes teeth*

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6339 on: August 23, 2014, 03:06:12 AM »
A few I took a couple of weeks ago while skiing here.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6340 on: August 23, 2014, 04:25:11 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6341 on: August 23, 2014, 04:26:01 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6342 on: August 23, 2014, 04:30:03 PM »
Very nice mikio. I especially like the second picture.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6342 on: August 23, 2014, 04:30:03 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6343 on: August 24, 2014, 04:35:01 PM »


Beautiful shot, excellent composition and lighting!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6344 on: August 25, 2014, 11:37:30 AM »
Green Heron from last week.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6344 on: August 25, 2014, 11:37:30 AM »