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Hi All,

Many thanks for your generous comments on my backlit Skylark, much appreciated as always.

Been looking through some images I took earlier this month in the garden of some redpolls - and came across this one. Probably a bit too much going on for some people's tastes and I know there are some quite prominent areas in the background. Rather than try and mess it up with cloning the white area behind his back I have chosen to leave it there - just some sharpening and crop for composition and that is it. Hope you find something to like about it as I do. Not seen one for a few days now as I expect they are pairing up - witnessed a couple of them pair brooding about a week ago...lovely sight and managed a pic but only a record shot...great to see though.
Am trying a different tact on the sleeping front tonight...staying up later and seeing if that works...lol

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Canon 400mm L f5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Apr 2011 - 2:47 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Lesser Redpoll
Username:Alan_Coles Alan_Coles
Uploaded:19 Apr 2011 - 12:56 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Garden, General, Lesser redpoll, Wildlife / nature
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2011 - 2:16 AM

A superb image, wonderful detail and pose. He looks sort of a little worried, wonder if that's possible for a bird..............Sandy

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2011 - 4:40 AM

I agree with Sandy, it looks a bit worry or sad. Well taken shot with good detail and light as always Al.
regards
Yung

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mishu78
mishu78  5 Canada
19 Apr 2011 - 5:42 AM

Excellent capture!

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Imagephotographics

Fantastic shot Al - well done (Hope you are enjoying this wonderful weather) !

Chris

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2011 - 7:12 AM

like the pose, looks good to me. like that it shows the environment but still has a clean bg so is shown off well. lesley

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2011 - 7:29 AM

A super capture.

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BURNBLUE
BURNBLUE e2 Member 8BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2011 - 8:32 AM

Love this shot, with great Bokeh, excellent.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2011 - 8:40 AM

Leave it as it is Alan. A lovely natural shot. We have more than enough of artificially cloned/ created shots with studio type BG's.
Ron

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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2011 - 8:41 AM

Stunning colour and detail and the composition is spot on

Brian......................................................

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Ian-Munro
Ian-Munro  7200 forum posts Wales15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2011 - 8:49 AM

What Simon said mate Smile cool!

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2011 - 8:50 AM

Top shot, Al!
Pin sharp and beautifully framed.

Bill

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 543 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2011 - 9:17 AM

That's as close to perfection as I can imagine. Wonderful comp and context - definitely not too busy.
Alun

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2011 - 10:35 AM

Looks like he's singing for his super, or breakfast, whatever, lovely calm pose.

Dougie

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2011 - 10:57 AM

Superb shot, Alan.
Tony

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2011 - 11:08 AM

O tell me about the sleeping do - I cant sleep at night and yet I am tired its so wearing - superb shot and I dont find the white spot at all intrusive in fact wouldnt have noticed if you hadnt mentioned it

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2011 - 1:07 PM

love his red spot!

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achieverswales
19 Apr 2011 - 2:30 PM

Excellent image.

Regards

Trev.

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JackieB
JackieB  4 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2011 - 4:14 PM

Excellent shot, such detail....well done

Jackie

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2011 - 8:47 PM

A superb shot Alan.
Colin

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paulb20
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19 Apr 2011 - 9:38 PM

Fabulous.
Paul

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2011 - 6:44 AM


Quote: Leave it as it is Alan. A lovely natural shot. We have more than enough of artificially cloned/ created shots with studio type BG's.
Ron

I quite agree - and its a cracking shot

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Platchet
Platchet  8 Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2011 - 4:47 PM

Stunning.
Gazza

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2011 - 8:47 AM

Superb capture. A

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Alan_Coles
21 Apr 2011 - 10:51 AM

Thanks to Keith of the user award, much appreciated.

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