Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Coppice CCCXIX

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

This Blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus, was taken thirty minutes before yesterday's upload. I can accept the very slight breast shadowing on this one.Smile
In thirty minutes, the light had shifted around enough to cause the heavier shadowing on yesterdaysSad

Seeing as I cannot move the perching area to the right, then I will have to relocate the hide to the left, or don't take any photographs after 9.30amGrin
Weather permitting, a good reccy and sample shots on Saturday, should resolve the issue.
One day I will have my set up at The Coppice as I finally want itWink


Tripod & cable release used

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens:EF400mm f/5.6L USM + 12mm extension tube
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:28 Jan 2012 - 9:07 AM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Coppice CCCXIX
Username:tomcat tomcat
Uploaded:31 Jan 2012 - 5:52 PM
Tags:Birds, Blue tit, Northants, The coppice, Tits, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:57

Comments

skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
31 Jan 2012 - 5:55 PM

Excellent detail again Adrian.

Paul

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

HeathMcDonald
31 Jan 2012 - 5:56 PM

Vey nicely captured Adrian, excellent detail and colour, if anything I think a little subtle shadowing is a good thing, gives the subject some depth and should all be adjustable in the post processing anyway. Great work as usual. Smile

Heath

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Oliverpants
Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2012 - 5:58 PM

Another beauty in my eyes. Ann

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2012 - 5:59 PM

A wonderful detailed capture.........Sandy

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2012 - 6:17 PM

It looks another good one to me

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

evelen
evelen  9 England
31 Jan 2012 - 6:22 PM

wonderful shot colour and detail.
eve.Grin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 7823 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom172 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2012 - 6:24 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Could you try a small gold or silver reflector below and to the right to bounce light into the shadow area? It shouldn't scare the birds off and would add detail and coloured reflected light to the shadowed side. Balancing the light sources is, of course, important. If it were positioned slightly behind the bird as well as to the right then it would have a gentle rim light accentuating the form and volume of the bird.

Alan.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman  114484 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2012 - 6:25 PM

Looks good to me mucker......

Ade

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2012 - 6:32 PM

He looks even more wonderful in this image viewed on my new monitor! Always knew your images were good but wow!!

Ann

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

john_starkey
31 Jan 2012 - 6:35 PM

A bit of shadowing can't be helped at time's Ade,if we had perfect light all the time we wouldn't learn anything Wink,nice detailed image as usual,

John.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2012 - 6:36 PM

It's a beauty, Adrian, nothing wrong with a touch of shadow on the breast at all. Haven't been out the front door again today, the wind is biting, it's been trying to snow, too Sad Carol

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2012 - 6:57 PM

Its an absolute cracker Adrian.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2012 - 7:03 PM

Really superb capture Adrian. Lovely pose and great plumage detail.
Ron

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
31 Jan 2012 - 7:09 PM

A pleasure to view your shots.

Len

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2012 - 7:10 PM

Stunning Bluetit Adrian, lovely colours and detail is spot on.
Shaun

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

achieverswales
31 Jan 2012 - 7:20 PM

Excellent detail Adrian.

Regards

Trev.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
31 Jan 2012 - 7:36 PM

Cracking shot, Adrian.
Tony

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2012 - 7:41 PM

A real belter Adie, he's certaily clinging on tightly!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2012 - 7:52 PM

++++++
Ronnie.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91885 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2012 - 8:02 PM

Superb clarity Adrian - top shot.
Brian.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2012 - 8:22 PM

As always a perfect shot.
Joan.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 8853 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2012 - 10:17 PM

outstanding Ade, stunning colour and detail
Neil

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2012 - 11:09 PM

What a great detailed image..
Nice DOF very sharp nice comp...
Great Work....

Dave

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2012 - 11:15 PM

A beauty Ade - Ina

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 1:25 AM

Great shot of this fab little bird
mike

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 7:45 AM

Nice detail Adrian and I think the touch of shadow does add depth - Carole

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

terry_cavner
1 Feb 2012 - 9:01 AM

Excellent as always Adrian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 9:35 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

How about leaving it and capturing birds in natural light rather than trying to make it look like a studio shoot Ade. If you make it too fussy it will look too unnatural. Change the bg and make that a natural one that will be affecting the light.
This bluey is superb but the bg is too plain, it needs to look as nature intended with some differences in tones. Its like a painted wall mate.
Richard

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 - 9:42 AM

Love this shot Adrian, cant see anything wrong with itSmile
Brian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 10:23 AM

I like it b/ an allWink

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 10:53 AM

An excellent profile Adrian with cracking detail, can't help with the BG not having seen your situation/location,
Geoff.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 4:45 PM

This is a beautifully captured Blue Tit Adrian
Lillian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.