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Blue Tit flying into Nest box

By GrayPen
Taken using the camera's pro shot setting (70 frames a second). Them using layers stacked a selection of the taken photos.

I had to position myself on top of my shed roof to take the series of pictures. I was only a few feet away from the nest but the Blue tits took no notice of me.

The pro shot feature of the camera is practically useful for this type of shots; temporary storing in a number of pictures in a buffer using a round-robin method by holding the shutter button halfway down, then takes a full series of shots including the round-robin buffered shots to SD card when the shutter button is press fully down. For this particular shot I pressed the shutter button down fully when the blue tit came into my camera’s view finder. I only saw the flash of the Blue tit as in real time (guessing now) the blue tit was only in my view finder for a tenth of a second.

The picture was processed using ON1 photo raw using Layers, using masking painting out a Blue tit image then inverting masking on each layer so the Blue tits appear on one photo. There are some very good training videos from On1 on this technique


Tags: Gp Wildlife and nature

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Tish1 Plus
9 32 5 United Kingdom
11 May 2020 11:13AM
Exceptionally well done
Dodge 17 28
11 May 2020 1:05PM
Great work, more details on how you did it would be interesting!

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