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A Male Siskin who very kindly stayed still long enough for me to get this shot of him.

I like the pose in this shot and because the background was a long way away I was able to blur it nicely.

1/125th second, f8, ISO 400, 330mm, tripod used.

Camera:Sony A350
Lens:Sigma 50-500 EX
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Strike the pose
Username:geoffrey baker geoffrey baker
Uploaded:6 Jul 2009 - 2:03 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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AlanWillis
AlanWillis e2 Member 566 forum postsAlanWillis vcard England
6 Jul 2009 - 2:06 PM

Nice A350 capture, well done.
Alan

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Angi_Wallace
Angi_Wallace e2 Member 6172 forum postsAngi_Wallace vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 2:08 PM

A beauty of a shot lovely composition. Angi

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SoulOfNature
6 Jul 2009 - 2:21 PM

A brilliant capture,great detail.

Jean x

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13333 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 2:35 PM

Great capture,
Alan

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96180 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 2:40 PM

i do like this
Everything is spot on

Adrian

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podgod
podgod  10512 forum posts Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 3:38 PM

Nice one, I'm just starting to get these into my garden so I'll have to try a few shots myself.

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 3:53 PM

Super image wonderful detail as always SUPERB
Alexa

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 4:31 PM

Lovely capture Geoff. I've been trying to capture one of these, with no luck. Wonderful detail in this one........Sandy

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Very well composed and sharp shot.
Scott

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Rob_Taylor
Rob_Taylor  10659 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 5:41 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

It is a great pose Geoff, lovely background too, great colours to compliment the bird. The DOF looks really shallow though, the head, feet and perch are all sharp yet the chest and tail are not.
I'd like to see more detail in the chest and wing personally, it looks odd to me because there is such good sharpness in the head and feet.
A 'nearly' for me Smile

Rob

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paulrosser
6 Jul 2009 - 6:02 PM

Another nice one in the PF mate, well done.
Paul.

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 6:18 PM

Thanks everyone Smile

Thanks Rob, you've hit it on the head, I noticed exactly what you did after I'd uploaded it so I went and checked my original and it's the same on that one.

It's nothing to do with my processing cos I've done nothing to those areas and as I was using f8 there's no reason for shallow DOF so the only explanation I can give is that there was some movement in the bird's chest and tail as I was taking the shot, I know they do tend to jump a bit when the shutter goes and 1/125th second isn't really that good for these small birds.

I considered deleting this one directly after uploading it but I knew it would get a RC so I left it, I guess I was testing to see what I could get away with on here lol.

Geoff.

Last Modified By geoffrey baker at 6 Jul 2009 - 6:20 PM

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 6:22 PM

I think the bird moved when you clicked, so even the head is suffered from slightly motion of the bird.

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 6:46 PM

Lol, yes Cole, no doubt that's what happened but you'll have to do a lot better than that to get that nice green colour on your comment like Rob has Wink
Geoff.

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 6:47 PM

damn that Robert... Wink

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Rob_Taylor
Rob_Taylor  10659 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 7:16 PM

Hehe ...I post a mean comment, don't vote ...and still get a constructive critique point! Cheers Geoff! (I'm off now to do the lottery Wink )

Rob

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 7:31 PM

Lol @ you guys Smile

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 8:12 PM

A great pose and capture Geoff and have to agree. Colour saturation and dof are both top notch but just that slight movement apparent in the primaries and so moving slightly to the head have just slightly brought it down from you usual excellent standard
Still a great capture though
Richard

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 8:16 PM

Thanks Richard, these little blighters never keep still, they twitch when you think they're still, very annoying lol.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2009 - 9:10 PM

The doghouse has said it all - quality work

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MikefromEbbw
8 Jul 2009 - 5:30 PM

I always shoot Birds in burst mode.That way the sound of the first shot gets the birds attention meaning the second shot gets the Bird stock still as it wonders where the noise has come from.I have had sharp Bird shots down to 1/20th sec with this method.

Great shot and compo Geoff but the Bugger has definitly moved LOL!

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2009 - 6:41 PM

Thanks both, you're right of course Mike but my camera's burst mode is just 3 frames per second, not much use really as by the time the second one goes off the bird is usually long gone.

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2009 - 8:18 PM

A splendid shot of this little siskin, what a poser

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geoffrey baker
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8 Jul 2009 - 8:59 PM

Thanks Ed.

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