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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
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skewey
skewey  931 forum posts England
31 Jan 2012 - 5:55 PM

Excellent detail again Adrian.

Paul

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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

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Oliverpants
31 Jan 2012 - 5:58 PM

Another beauty in my eyes. Ann

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Daisymaye
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31 Jan 2012 - 5:59 PM

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

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Karen_Summers
31 Jan 2012 - 6:17 PM

It looks another good one to me

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evelen
evelen  10 England
31 Jan 2012 - 6:22 PM

wonderful shot colour and detail.
eve.Grin

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Paintman
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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.

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Ade_Osman
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31 Jan 2012 - 6:25 PM

Looks good to me mucker......

Ade

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EAS
EAS  6 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

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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.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 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

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Glynn
Glynn  91169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2012 - 6:57 PM

Its an absolute cracker Adrian.

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Maiwand
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31 Jan 2012 - 7:03 PM

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

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31 Jan 2012 - 7:09 PM

A pleasure to view your shots.

Len

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

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

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achieverswales
31 Jan 2012 - 7:20 PM

Excellent detail Adrian.

Regards

Trev.

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TonyDy
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31 Jan 2012 - 7:36 PM

Cracking shot, Adrian.
Tony

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Glostopcat
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31 Jan 2012 - 7:41 PM

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

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RonnieAG
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31 Jan 2012 - 7:52 PM

++++++
Ronnie.

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bricurtis
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31 Jan 2012 - 8:02 PM

Superb clarity Adrian - top shot.
Brian.

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31 Jan 2012 - 8:22 PM

As always a perfect shot.
Joan.

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cantona43
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31 Jan 2012 - 10:17 PM

outstanding Ade, stunning colour and detail
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31 Jan 2012 - 11:09 PM

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

Dave

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2012 - 11:15 PM

A beauty Ade - Ina

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1 Feb 2012 - 1:25 AM

Great shot of this fab little bird
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CaroleS
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1 Feb 2012 - 7:45 AM

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

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terry_cavner
1 Feb 2012 - 9:01 AM

Excellent as always Adrian

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MossyOak  3 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

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1 Feb 2012 - 9:42 AM

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

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1 Feb 2012 - 10:23 AM

I like it b/ an allWink

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FeatherFriend
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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.

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Lillian
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1 Feb 2012 - 4:45 PM

This is a beautifully captured Blue Tit Adrian
Lillian

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