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WL_Harris 8 3 2 United States
25 Feb 2010 11:44AM
Very beautiful image, the combination of colors draws me to this shot.
Very well seen and captured.
Lee

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Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
25 Feb 2010 11:45AM
First class shot Sylvia. The birch cones have provided a lovely perch station and it appears to have enabled the Bluey to be in excellent light. Lovely pinpoint eye catchlight as result and excellent plumage detail.
Ron
VidB 8 11 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 11:51AM
Superb well detailed and colourful image, well captured
Dave
clicknimagine 6 221 88
25 Feb 2010 11:54AM
very nicely done...
DannoM 8 58 England
25 Feb 2010 11:58AM
A very nice bluey, particular like the perch. Well done.
Dan.
Canadiann 6 2 Canada
25 Feb 2010 12:07PM
Beautiful indeed and those cones do provide so much to help the shot especially with texture, The birds pose is beautifully captured.
I'm afraid I can only dream of shots like this with my poor camera and skills.
Regards
Ann
Glyn1 7 4 1 England
25 Feb 2010 12:59PM
Fabulous Blue Tit, feather detail & colour are top quality. Love the perch Smile, super BG and excellent lighting.

Glyn
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 1:04PM
well detailed a great image
TonyDy Plus
8 5 2 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 1:15PM
Great image, well caught.
Tony
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
25 Feb 2010 1:29PM
Nice colour and detail. - gary
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
25 Feb 2010 1:31PM
What a super capture, Sylvia, and on a very complementary perch, too. Carol
Malty 7 England
25 Feb 2010 1:35PM
Beautiful image - Very well taken indeed.
25 Feb 2010 1:53PM
great image spot on
jj
Mike_Smith Plus
9 339 1 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 3:10PM
Superb shot and very well presented
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
25 Feb 2010 3:23PM
A lovely shot, Sylvia, beautifully lit and presented.
Ronnie.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
25 Feb 2010 3:23PM
Excellent capture. Great place to have landed too. Superb detail and colour.........Sandy
Vince_S 7 10 England
25 Feb 2010 4:28PM
Super shot with rich colours.
Vince
DRicherby 8 269 725 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 4:58PM
A nice shot, well lit with an interesting perch.

It does have a bit of a super-imposed look because of the background replacement, which has left a bit of a black border around the bird. The blue tit itself looks great in the small version though, in the large, it's not quite sharp.

*whispers* You forgot to do the space between his legs and a few other areas around the confer cones.
mudge Plus
14 261 75 England
25 Feb 2010 5:06PM
Another great Tit image
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
25 Feb 2010 5:21PM

Quote:A nice shot, well lit with an interesting perch.

It does have a bit of a super-imposed look because of the background replacement, which has left a bit of a black border around the bird. The blue tit itself looks great in the small version though, in the large, it's not quite sharp.

*whispers* You forgot to do the space between his legs and a few other areas around the confer cones.



Hi Dave
I didn't replace the bg. After tweaking levels/shadow/highlights I noticed the bg was a little noisy, so I selected the subject, inverted and put the bg through CS3 noise filter. Perhaps it is this selection that makes you think I changed the bg? The bg consists of the blurred evergreen leaves of a yucca plant about 10ft back from the conifer perch.

Sylvia
Ray42 8 3 England
25 Feb 2010 5:29PM
Nice shot Sylvia enhoyed the large view
LukeParkinson 7 30 3 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 5:40PM
Good shot. Well done
shandoor 7 1 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 6:33PM
Beautiful image with suepr detail and colours
Alexa
lianna 7 13 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 7:02PM
a beautiful capture x x
sable 8 9 7 England
25 Feb 2010 7:11PM
A super little bird - only wish that I could get a shot anywhere near as good as this I seem to fail everytime - Elizabeth
Geofferz 8 1 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 7:46PM
Great capture.
Geoff
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
25 Feb 2010 7:50PM
Top marks in all departments.
Joan.
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 8:59PM
Beautifully perched on the cones - with lovely detail and colour - Ina
25 Feb 2010 9:01PM
Excellent shot - well done

Chris
25 Feb 2010 9:12PM
Stunning detail Sylvia.
Vanda
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 10:03PM
WOW! this is an amazingly beautiful capture
so perfect
only problem...wish it was mine!
truely beautiful
Lillian
tigertimb 9 40 66 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2010 8:51AM
Great shot Sylvia, nicely cheerful and a perky pose Smile

Reading Dave's comment, I think the things that caught his eye are a few patches within the cones that are still noisy and so don't match. (under the birds leg, two around the green cone, and bottom right) A small smoothing brush should fix this and the dark edge he mentioned is most prominent along the underside of the bird and a bit of cloning of the background replacing the shadows only should clean that up too.
Hope this helps

Tim
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
26 Feb 2010 4:15PM
fantastic close up
Dennis
27 Feb 2010 7:58PM
good critique constructive here Sylvia...
FeatherFriend 9 38 217 England
1 Mar 2010 2:12PM
Lovely shot Sylvia and some useful critique here,
Geoff.

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