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22/12/2013 - 5:06 PM

Fennel Blue Tit 2

Fennel Blue Tit 2It is a great composition and sharp in all the right places.

I suspect that the dark background is skewing the histogram towards under exposure. Unfortunately if you increse the exposure too much you will loose the lovely detail in the whites. No offence to Paintman but compared to your original the mod looks over exposed and over saturated on my calibrated monitor. It has also lost some of the detail in the whites which yours retains.

I do not see the noise which only appears in the background as a great problem. The only other thing I often do with Bluey's is isolate the eye and increase the exposure of this a little otherwise the eye which should generally be your focal piont can get a little lost in the adjacent dark plumage.

As for APS-C v. Full frame I have recently made this switch albeit with Canon rather than Nikon. The increased workable ISO range is nothing short of spectacular. Trade offs are that you will be cropping tighter unless you buy a longer lens or teleconvertor which may reduce quality in other areas.

Lighting is often not ideal for bird photography. I always try and work with a tripod and fluid video head (others use a gimbal). If the birds are compliant you will often get away with much slower shutter speeds. This image was taken at 1/60th!

Most importantly, enjoy your photography. The average days bird photography (in my case) usually involves loads of duffers and if I am lucky, a few keepers.

Don't know if any of this helps.

Have a good Christmas

Gerry