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Good Evening to you all,firstly let me thank you so much for all the C&Cs on my last upload...sorry I haven't been around for a few days,my daughter was married on Sat and we were quite busy,I now have my Granddaughter staying for a few days whom has taken over the computer like they do lol. she thought I had finally lost the plot when she saw me sitting in the garden today in camo trying for a few bird shots...hence another robin image,I take my hat off to all you bird photographers out there...need patience of a saint if you ask me lol . but I'm still trying.
Thanks for taking the time to look and if you have the time hit F11,any comments and critique is most welcome.
I will look in on you all very soon,take good care.

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:EF 70-300mm IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Garden Robin
Username:SoulOfNature SoulOfNature
Uploaded:17 Feb 2009 - 6:09 PM
Tags:Birds, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Nature, Robin, Wildlife / nature
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fatmod
fatmod  8 England
17 Feb 2009 - 6:14 PM

lovely shot

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janty66
janty66  7 England
17 Feb 2009 - 6:20 PM

wonderful close up..

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iancam
iancam  5 England
17 Feb 2009 - 6:28 PM

Excellent capture and presentation
Ian

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 6:31 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Well done Jean..good for you ...& keep going,you will get there in the end I'm sure.
I like the pose,not quite nailed the focus but that will come with practice & patience Wink
The bright fence behind the Robin does compete a little I think,you could try to simplify it...a flattened cardboard box pinned to the fence would help perhaps,or a piece of camo net strung across it.
For me your frame is a bit on the busy side & takes my interest away from the bird somewhat...I suppose that's all down to personal taste though.
Stay with it.......... Wink

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motorsportpictures

Nice comp detail and dof.
Scott

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SoulOfNature
17 Feb 2009 - 6:59 PM


Quote: Well done Jean..good for you ...& keep going,you will get there in the end I'm sure.
I like the pose,not quite nailed the focus but that will come with practice & patience
The bright fence behind the Robin does compete a little I think,you could try to simplify it...a flattened cardboard box pinned to the fence would help perhaps,or a piece of camo net strung across it.
For me your frame is a bit on the busy side & takes my interest away from the bird somewhat...I suppose that's all down to personal taste though.
Stay with it..........

Thanks a lot Janet for this input...I do see what you mean and will most certainly take all this on board,I have only just started trying shots of birds so guess I have a lot to learn,not easy is it .

Thanks for all your comments...bear with me I'm having to share the computer this week lol...fighting for a chance to get on here lol.

Jean xxx

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Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 8:05 PM

Super capture Jean. like the bg

Stace

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 8:05 PM

What a fantastic capture, so well presented.
Bob

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SoulOfNature
17 Feb 2009 - 8:10 PM

Thanks you guys...I must apologize if I appear to be clicking and running this week,due to having to fight for time on the computer,my 17yr old Granddaughter is staying for a few days lol .

Thanks again.

Jean xxx

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shaver
shaver  6 England
17 Feb 2009 - 9:33 PM

great pic

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MRSbiscuit60
17 Feb 2009 - 9:52 PM

For me the frame drew me into the robin. I like the colour of the back ground. Lots of patience well rewarded Jean.
I know what you mean about the grandchild taking over the computer, as soon as Brad arrives, its straight to the computer desk!Keep trying with the wild life! Trish
Congrats to your daughter and her husband.

Last Modified By MRSbiscuit60 at 17 Feb 2009 - 9:53 PM

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 10:33 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Nicely composed shot Jean and yes the focus is a bit flat,but with practice that will improve.
I see your using an image stabiliser lens,this should help you get nice blur free images,but upping the ISO will also keep your shutterspeeds high,which in turn will help with camera shake.
I shoot all of my bird images in A/V mode at ISO400 and handheld as well,I find these settings work well for me,you will need to experiment with these settings to find the right ones for your style of photography.
Hope you find this info helpful....................

Regards.....Tony.

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lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 10:38 PM

Lovely pose

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derekv
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17 Feb 2009 - 11:23 PM

Glad to be 30, Jean, cracking shot.
Derek

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CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2009 - 5:35 AM

A beautiful capture, well presented. Carol

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ChrisWallace
18 Feb 2009 - 3:07 PM

Lovely image Jean, nice pose and set, nice one
Chris

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Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2009 - 3:25 PM

Nice warm tones make this one different
Linda

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gerrymac
gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2009 - 4:16 PM

Great pose and perch Jean....seen a lot worse focusing than that...
great job
Gerry.

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2009 - 5:58 PM

Well captured Jean, plenty of good advice there, keep at it.
David

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2009 - 10:16 PM

A fine image, Jean.
Practise plus patience produces perfect photographs. (Hey, I just made that up!) That's what it takes for successful bird photography, and you'll need plenty of patience, but it really will be worth it in the end, you'll see.
Terry

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TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2009 - 12:01 PM

A cracking image, Jean, lovely detail.
TrevB Smile

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Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2009 - 2:16 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Keep at it Jean and you'll get the required results - unless you've got muscles like the incredible hulk get a tripod with a head that will allow you some movement - birds doesn't like sudden movements - makes them skittish and you can then set your perch up where you like and set the camera up to match - when you're putting feed out be liberal but when you're trying to shoot birds take the extra feeders down and just feed on or around your perch - that way the birds have to come to that spot and ain't flitting all over the place where you might find it difficult to follow them. The other thing to remember is to switch the VR off when you've got the camera on a tripod otherwise the lens search for movement that doesn't exist and you get blurred images as well - a very deer lesson I learned last year with my Kestrel shots. I hope these tips could be of some help - oh one more thing invest in a cable release - it reduces camera shake - even on a tripod and also the sudden movement thing. All the best Ina

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Mavis
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25 Feb 2009 - 2:20 PM

He's a lovely Robin . xx

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photophantom
26 Feb 2009 - 7:58 AM

excellent

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LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2009 - 7:58 PM

Keep at it Jean your getting there with these bird shots, wish I could give advise but its an area I have never done yet, may need to come to you for advise soon

LesF

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28 Mar 2009 - 4:30 PM

unusual but very effective background

Adrian

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