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as promised something slightly different - certainly different to the woodpecker anyway, many thanks for all c/c's on yesterdays "guess what" always very much appreciated - thankyou

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 500 prime
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:somebody is watching me
Username:pluckyfilly pluckyfilly
Uploaded:22 May 2010 - 6:38 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2010 - 7:04 AM

A lovely capture, Ann, good to see a different viewpoint of this cheeky little fella. Carol

Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2010 - 7:09 AM

Nice detail on the back end Ann but for me without the head turned this would have gone straight in the bin. Sorry just my preference to bird photography. A shame because it is a great bg and dof
Sorry
Richard

Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2010 - 7:54 AM

Looks as if its been in a bit of a puch up Ann - good detail -

goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2010 - 8:24 AM

A good "tailgunner" view of the little fella Ann - top detail...Bill

SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2010 - 9:34 AM

A different view of this much loved bird. Lovely capture.
Steve.

finepetportraits

I think it's a lovely shot. Looks like the robin is thinking about sth important.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7412 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2010 - 9:39 AM

Absolutely wonderful, my favourite by miles of your bird uploads. I have always reckoned with humans that backs can be as expressive and characterful as faces. This is just so beautiful to look at, all soft, tactile fluffy textures. I can almost touch hime. And you have him isolated perfectly against a gentle, harmoniously toned background.
In compositional terms the dynamics are interesting too - you have him poised to take off up from a downward sloping twig. A balance of upward and downward diagonals.
Maybe this doesn't comply with the rules of bird photography, but it works as a composition, a picture, which in my book is infinitely more important.
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 22 May 2010 - 9:41 AM
Vince_S
Vince_S  4 England
22 May 2010 - 11:03 AM

It is a very good shot and I like it. Admittedly it is looking away from you but there is still an eye catchlight and the b/g suits it well.
Vince

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
22 May 2010 - 12:38 PM

Nice one Ann.
Brian

LukeParkinson
22 May 2010 - 1:00 PM

Excellent capture Ann. Well done

WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2010 - 1:18 PM

Love the angle captured here Ann,excellent feather detail shown & a great BG.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2010 - 2:21 PM

Like how he is just checking to see that you are still there Ann,
good one
Lillian

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2010 - 2:32 PM

Well caught - just!
Joan.

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
22 May 2010 - 4:22 PM

another fine capture ;
like the pose Smile

OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
22 May 2010 - 4:45 PM

Super detailed back end shot Ann and like the b/g for this one.
Shaun

Oliverpants
Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2010 - 4:48 PM

Lovely. so well detailed and a pin sharp shot, love the way the pov leads you from tip of his tail to his cheeky little eye. Ann

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2010 - 5:10 PM

you have certainly been busy Ann, since I last checked.
Don't know what you are doing different, but may I say that there has been a noticable difference in your images of late...cleaner, sharper etc; etc;...IMHO anyway Smile

Adrian

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2010 - 5:20 PM

A very beautiful capture, Ann, even if he has turned his back slightly on you, it's still a cracking image, and gets the green up arrow from me!
TrevB Smile

Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2010 - 5:32 PM

Quite a different view here Ann, a superb capture.
Bob

andymark
andymark  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2010 - 5:43 PM

a very nice shot

Dinney
Dinney  6 England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2010 - 7:32 PM

Superb detail and a lovely background Ann, just a shame the heads not facing you,
Kev

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2010 - 8:30 PM


Quote: Absolutely wonderful, my favourite by miles of your bird uploads. I have always reckoned with humans that backs can be as expressive and characterful as faces. This is just so beautiful to look at, all soft, tactile fluffy textures. I can almost touch hime. And you have him isolated perfectly against a gentle, harmoniously toned background.
In compositional terms the dynamics are interesting too - you have him poised to take off up from a downward sloping twig. A balance of upward and downward diagonals.
Maybe this doesn't comply with the rules of bird photography, but it works as a composition, a picture, which in my book is infinitely more important.
Moira

Could not begin to say it better Ann. My kind of shot.
Ron

Last Modified By Maiwand at 22 May 2010 - 8:31 PM
rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2010 - 8:47 PM

A super capture.
Rob.

ringyneck
ringyneck  7308 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2010 - 9:45 PM

Yes I agree with others when they say "why does he have to face the camera".
I have uploaded plenty of back views before.Why should an image always have to fall into the same old formula time after time after time.

Like the way the focus is on the tiny bit of face we can see.

keith

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2010 - 10:42 PM

A delightful image Ann, the detail in the feathers is excellent. It's different from the usual robin shots uploaded on here which makes a refreshing change

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 12:21 AM


Quote: Why should an image always have to fall into the same old formula time after time after time.


Quote: It's different from the usual robin shots uploaded on here which makes a refreshing change

Robins always turn their backs on me, which makes this beautiful, sweet image a proxy record of my own experience. A living creature rather than yet another clone.
Bill

Kingfisher8
23 May 2010 - 9:15 AM

A super capture well done.

keith.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 10:39 PM

After reading what Moira posted at 09.39, I feel I can only agree 10% and would struggle to put it any better. Great shot, Ann.
Regards, Ronnie.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7412 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2010 - 7:21 AM

Have a UA for creative rule-breaking - it's something that I value highly!
Moira

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 8:34 PM

We all have different tastes Ann but I actually like this, sometimes there's more detail on the back than on the front,
Geoff.

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