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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.
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Nice A350 capture, well done.
A beauty of a shot lovely composition. Angi
A brilliant capture,great detail.
i do like this
Everything is spot on
Nice one, I'm just starting to get these into my garden so I'll have to try a few shots myself.
Super image wonderful detail as always SUPERB
Lovely capture Geoff. I've been trying to capture one of these, with no luck. Wonderful detail in this one........Sandy
Very well composed and sharp shot.
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
Another nice one in the PF mate, well done.
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.
I think the bird moved when you clicked, so even the head is suffered from slightly motion of the bird.
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
damn that Robert...
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 )
Lol @ you guys
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
Thanks Richard, these little blighters never keep still, they twitch when you think they're still, very annoying lol.
The doghouse has said it all - quality work
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!
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.
A splendid shot of this little siskin, what a poser
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