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Taken in my garden with an 80-200mm EF lens.
Could probably do with geting a longer zoom..!!

The light was really good today.

Taken originally in RAW

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:EF80-200mm f/4.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Apr 2011 - 3:15 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Starling in Cherry Blossom
Username:nbatchford nbatchford
Uploaded:9 Apr 2011 - 12:34 AM
Tags:Cherry blossom, Starling, Wildlife / nature
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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom845 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2011 - 8:51 AM

A perfectly reasonable bird shot. You have framed well and things are sharp. Good stuuf. Possibly a little dodging on the birds head to bring out some shadow detail, but I realise how dark the feathers are on a Starling.

Paul

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pamelajean Critique Team 8754 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1588 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2011 - 7:13 PM

Hello, Neil. I always enjoy bird pictures with some blossom, and I like yours too. It's beautifully natural and your sky is excellent. It's a shame that you could not get the bird's tail into the frame.
My eye is inevitably drawn to the out-of-focus blossom on the left, so I have done a modification where I cropped, cloned some other blossom into the top left, and selectively sharpened the starling's head.
Pamela.

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nbatchford
11 Apr 2011 - 11:40 PM

All, many thanks for the comments. They are all very gratefully received.

Pamela, I try not to mess around with the shots too much with Photoshop. I've not really got into cloning. Just a little sharpening and adjustment of light and contrast. But your mod does look a lot better than the original. Many thanks for the effort.

Regards

Neil

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