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Hi all,

Sorry i havent uploaded in a long time, i have had alot of coursework to do, but now i should be uploading frequently and entering competitions Wink
This is a female chaffinch taken in my garden in the snow.
Hope you like it,

Josh

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Lens:50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Jan 2013 - 12:49 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:3200
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto1
Title:Female Chaffinch
Username:JoshReptiles JoshReptiles
Uploaded:18 Feb 2013 - 7:29 PM
Tags:General, Wildlife / nature, Winter/garden/bird/bush/snow/fall
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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 7:33 PM

great image, lots of detail,

Ali

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Dinky65
Dinky65  1 United States
18 Feb 2013 - 7:41 PM

Nice.

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7122 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 7:43 PM

Lovely Chaffy shot

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84281 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 7:45 PM

What a brilliant capture. Not only a gorgeous Chaffinch, but you've caught the falling snow beautifully!

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 7:53 PM

Gorgeous image - love the snow on the bird - first class.

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izida
izida  5 Turkey
18 Feb 2013 - 7:56 PM

Guzel calisma..

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Mike43
Mike43 e2 Member 3Mike43 vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 8:19 PM

What a shame about the bottom right hand corner of your shot, have tried to chop the shot but by doing so will soil the composition, maybe in PS or similar editing software. Because its a beautiful photo, everything else is just right including a great defused background.
Mike.

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mbc2151
mbc2151  4 United States
18 Feb 2013 - 8:19 PM

Magnificent+++

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richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 9:01 PM

Nice Image! I Like it a lot!

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Jestertheclown
18 Feb 2013 - 9:47 PM

An excellent shot.
The snow on the bird's head really makes this work.
Bren.

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 10:03 PM

Nice shot.
Colin

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pamelajean Critique Team 8769 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1598 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 10:15 PM

You have an amazing portfolio for one so young, Josh, I am really impressed!
Mike mentions the area in the bottom right of this image, and so I have done a modification where I simply cloned some of the fir tree bits into that area so that it doesn't distract the eye too much from your beautiful chaffy.
Pamela.

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 - 10:58 PM

Welcome back.
An appealing image. The exposure time for the snow-fall is just right. Well captured.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10868 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2867 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 11:55 PM

Very good shot. Excellent noise performance. Apart from the blurred bit that Pamelajean has modified, can benefit a little with a small amount of sharpening, contrast, and a lift on colour vibrance, as seen in the second mod.


Well done.



regards


Willie

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom853 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 8:38 AM

Nice shot indeed. The only downside is the out of focus area bottom right which is a bit large. The high ISO looks OK, certainly at this size. Amazing how good the performance of modern equipment is. Assume this is the Sigma lens?

Paul

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JoshReptiles
19 Feb 2013 - 9:00 AM

Thanks very much everyone for the commments and votes, i had a look at the modifications and you have both edited them very well, i am now starting to notice the difference between the bad and the good!

Josh

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 8:25 PM

A really nice female chaffy Josh in a very nice setting. Try using the aperture priority move when shooting wildlife, you will have more control of your aperture and hence depth of field. Although you seemed to have little noise in this image, using a high ISO like 3200 will increase the chance of noise when cropping images, you can get away with this if using a full frame camera. Using a shutter speed of 1/1250 would be useful for in flight shots, try slowing the shutter and opening the aperture as it will increase the quality in the image.

I have added a mod along the same lines as Pamela and Willie but with a slightly differing crop.

Trev

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