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Blue Bird

By sehrbrock
Seen this bird sitting there and took the picture.

Tags: Wildlife and nature Blue bird wild

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dudler Plus
16 946 1520 England
19 Apr 2019 8:56AM
As before, the shutter speed is low and hte aperture wide for a shot like this, but it's worked reasonably well.

My mod pulls the highlights down a little, and I cropped in. I also used the spot healing brush in Photoshop to remove the branch on the right, which is a bit of a distraction.

Are you able to take some new images, putting what you've gained here into practice? That's the best way to learn, if you can.

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paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2019 7:34AM
It is an adequate personal record, but not sharp enough for general consumption. As John says, the shutter speed is just not fast enough for hand held grab shots. You are already at 640 ISO, but if the light is low and you must have the shot, up it some more. 1600 or even 3200. Sharp and grainy is always better than soft.

pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2094 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2019 6:52PM
You have a pretty subject and a nice diagonal perch, Richard, but ideally the bird should fill more of the frame.

This was taken in 2017 and, as John says, it would be a good idea to upload some more recent images. This was taken before your coma, and therefore is not really an example of what you are capable of right now.

For you, looking back at old pictures and receiving critique on them isn't necessarily going to help you, and you have said that you need all the help you can get. You need to start afresh by showing us what you are able to do now.

Going back to this bird picture, try to be aware of intrusions creeping into your frame. Move yourself in order to avoid them, or go in closer so that they are not included. Post-processing can do the job, as is shown in the modification, but it's far better to get it right in-camera.

With a crop, the twig in the bottom left can easily be removed. The other one needs the Clone Tool. This is because you don't want to take away any of the space that is in front of the bird. It's important to have that space for the bird to look or move into, but the space behind it can be a lot less.

29 Apr 2019 1:31AM
Thanks again will try that
29 Apr 2019 3:24AM
If you check my gallery you will find blue bird 2 edited version
dudler Plus
16 946 1520 England
10 May 2019 1:17PM
The revised version is a distinct improvement. Well done!

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