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Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)

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Another Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata), taken in our garden in July, before they all suddenly disappeared!
V2 - uploaded 4pm - Had a go at cloning out the leaf above the bird's head, using the Content Aware tool in CS5 - took about half a minute - would be interested in views.
Settings: F/5.5 1/80sec ISO400 AV@700mm tripod

Many thanks for your great response to my last upload, young "Abbi" - really appreciated as always Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 500mm F4L IS + 1.4x extender
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:28 Sep 2010 - 9:46 AM
Tags:Bird, Close-up / macro, Flycatcher, Garden, General, List, Migratory, Muscicapa, Red, Spotted, Striata, Wild, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:34
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 10:30 AM

A beautiful image, Sylvia, first class. Carol

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6549 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 10:37 AM

I so envy folk like you who can take such perfect bird images, this is another belter. - gary

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 11:03 AM

A lovely square on shot with superb detail Sylvia, this should do very well for you,
Geoff.

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 1:27 PM

Wonderful detail Sylvia,love the natural setting and a fabulous image.

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 1:28 PM

Great shot .

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 2:10 PM


Quote: I so envy folk like you who can take such perfect bird images, this is another belter. - gary

I quite agree - and a spotted fly catcher to boot

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 2:56 PM

This is a lovely shot Sylvia. In this pose he is giving you the perfect angle to get the whole body in wonderful sharp focus and I dont think you could have found a better perch if you had been able to place him by hand. Superb.
Ron

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Brian_Scott
Brian_Scott e2 Member 542 forum postsBrian_Scott vcard United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 3:08 PM

Very nice

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 4:09 PM

Stunner Sylvia, a great Summer visitor and so well captured on a great natural perch.
Really like the improvement on V2 and with those 2 leaves removed using Content Aware, it has given more impact to the Flycatcher
Great work
Richard

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 4:20 PM

Absolutely superb, Sylvia. Must be viewed large to truly appreciate just how immaculate the plumage detail is. I agree that removal of the green leaves at top does improve the shot. And if Richard says it's a stunner you know you are doing pretty well, I reckon.
Ronnie.

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 4:50 PM

Fab shot I like no2 but both spot on
mike

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forestfotos
28 Sep 2010 - 5:32 PM

Two great versions! But i prefare V1 because that's how you have taken it.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 5:46 PM

very good taking out the leaf in V2 thats the shot for me, I use another tool in CS5 I am quite taken with and thats removing an object (lassoo tool then edit and fill) it doesnt work ALL the time but 95% of the time yes it does

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 5:59 PM


Quote: Very good taking out the leaf in V2 thats the shot for me, I use another tool in CS5 I am quite taken with and thats removing an object (lassoo tool then edit and fill) it doesnt work ALL the time but 95% of the time yes it does

Yes, its the same tool Ann - the new Content Aware fill tool.
Sylvia

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Goodley
Goodley  5 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2010 - 6:01 PM

i like both versions,i dont think the leaves spoils the shot,
kev.

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 7:30 PM

Excellent image Sylvia. I like v2 as the bright leaf is just a tad distracting.
Steve

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95936 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 7:39 PM

a beauty of a shot Sylvia

Adrian

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
28 Sep 2010 - 7:59 PM

Lovely shot, I am quite happy with version one.

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 9:32 PM

Stunning close-up, superbly sharp. Excellent well composed capture with superb fine detail and lovely colour.
Steve.

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franfoto
franfoto  7 England32 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2010 - 10:21 PM

A tip top capture of this lovely bird perched so prettily on the cotoneaster, great detail and light and I don't have a problem with version one either.
Fran

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Gray_ina
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28 Sep 2010 - 10:41 PM

hi Sylvia , thought i would catch up while Inas packing, this is a lovely capture, hope you stay well regards gray.

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maratsuikka
1 Oct 2010 - 7:21 AM

well done,my friend

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2010 - 1:11 PM

A top shot Sylvia, I like both versions very much

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 6143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2010 - 8:59 PM

A very well captured image of this beautiful bird Sylvia, lovely pose and detail,better without the leaf.
David

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2010 - 3:24 PM

Egads, that content-aware stuff is stunning. If you presented those the other way round, you could easily convince me that #2 was the original shot and you'd superimposed the leaf in #1!

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