I like all the bird postings. Partly that's because I simply love birds and birds themselves are attractive but I'm trying to perceive what makes some shots stand out above others. Sharpness seems to be the big deal in most threads and I won't dispite it's importance but in looking a Steven's shot, I find it warm and appealing. Why? The framing, the sky background, the colors involved? What typically do you guys aim for and how do you know when you've got something that is going to be well received?Jack
Very nice shot Steven. Well done.
Mallard under cloudy sky 7D + 400 mm 1/200 f6,3 ISO 800
Thanks for the various comments guys. I'm here sharing shots of birds because i like to contribute positively to anything that is elevating the appreciation folks have for nature. But, more selfishly, I'm looking for feedback from those with more experience and/or a keener sense of quality. In other words I prefer a critique rather than praise, in case anyone has feared saying something critical.I was rather disappointed this morning with the slim pickings but a couple opportunities presented themselves.Is the robin ruined by the lighting?Should the flicker be cropped more tightly and vertically?Any other advice?6D 300 X2 640th F5.6 ISO 2500 640th F13 ISO 1250 Jack
Very nice, Click. They are so colorful...looks like he is posing for you.
Quote from: serendipidy on September 10, 2013, 05:05:03 PMVery nice, Click. They are so colorful...looks like he is posing for you. Thanks Serendipidy. You have Harry your Heron friend, and I have Donald, my duck friend.
Went out at dusk 2 days ago with 7D, 100-400L and got some more Harry the Heron with fish shots. Had to use my Better Beamer flash since getting dark. He caught a very large fish and then ran and eventually flew away from me as I tried to get in for a close shot. What kind of gratitude is that? Yesterday, he didn't even show up for work. As a model, he's fired. f/5.6, 1/200s, ISO 320, handheld.