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Blue Tit Trio aka Billy Blue Mates

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ahem, the aka 'courtesy' of my better half.

Finally had a little more light on my bird garden yesterday so allowed myself an hour in the big-green-petrol-guzzling-hide.
Enjoyed a whole bevy of visitors (Wren, LTT, LRP, Nuthatch etc as well as all of the daily visitors) but didn't photograph all as some simply would not sit where i wanted or there was temporary clould cover killing the light...

Many many moons ago i owned a cheap print of some juvenile birds sitting on a twig. It was not great but i liked it and was the inspiration for this manipulation - attempting to blend 3 images to make this.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1DS Mark II
Lens:300.0-300.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:31 Jan 2013 - 1:42 PM
Focal Length:420mm
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/4000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Blue Tit Trio aka Billy Blue Mates
Username:philhomer philhomer
Uploaded:1 Feb 2013 - 1:27 PM
Tags:Birds, Blue tits, Digitally manipulated, Garden birds, Texture, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:62

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 1:43 PM

This is a cracker, Phil.
To get three together and all looking the same way is some achievement.
A superb BG too.
Colin

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 1:46 PM

Stunningly Beautiful Image. Cracker!!

YorkshireSam
1 Feb 2013 - 1:48 PM

A great capture and a very commercial image for sure

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 2:22 PM

Very nice work...

Dave

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
1 Feb 2013 - 2:47 PM

This really is an excellent capture !!GrinGrinGrin

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 2:53 PM

OMG.........................this is sooooooooooooooooooo LovelyGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Diane

myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 - 3:45 PM

This is just fabulous, the treatment is superb.

footloose
footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 4:14 PM

Three little beauties!
Dennis

Rich1970
Rich1970  1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 - 5:44 PM

Fantastic capture ! love it
Rich

TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 - 9:04 PM

Great shot, Phil.
Tony

fatfranksfolley

Cracker of a shot.I do however believe that you might consider a less tight crop.The bird upper left of shot seems to be competing for space with the border.Just an opinion though

philhomer
philhomer  435 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2013 - 9:20 AM


Quote: Cracker of a shot.I do however believe that you might consider a less tight crop.The bird upper left of shot seems to be competing for space with the border.Just an opinion though

Many thanks to all for votes, awards and of course comments - i can see the argument for the additional space on the left but the 420mm focal length (fixed) meant that i had little space to begin with - and i believe that more space on the left would unbalance (or rather centralise) the image as i do not have the luxury of more space available on the right.

boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 - 10:57 AM

Lovely bit of work, brilliant

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2013 - 1:30 PM

Lovely work and great expressions caught. .....Sandy

JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 9JohnoP vcard
2 Feb 2013 - 5:15 PM

Nicely done - John

Ingleman
Ingleman  74 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2013 - 9:33 PM

Very nice image. Great work.

tamarisk
tamarisk  1
6 Feb 2013 - 8:13 PM

How wonderful to manage a shot like that. The little loves, its superGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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