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Coppice CCCXIX

By tomcat    
This Blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus, was taken thirty minutes before yesterday's upload. I can accept the very slight breast shadowing on this one.Smile
In thirty minutes, the light had shifted around enough to cause the heavier shadowing on yesterdaysSad

Seeing as I cannot move the perching area to the right, then I will have to relocate the hide to the left, or don't take any photographs after 9.30amGrin
Weather permitting, a good reccy and sample shots on Saturday, should resolve the issue.
One day I will have my set up at The Coppice as I finally want itWink

Tripod & cable release used

Tags: Wildlife Birds Tits Blue tit Wildlife and nature Northants The coppice

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skewey 12 31 England
31 Jan 2012 5:55PM
Excellent detail again Adrian.


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Mendipman 6 3 England
31 Jan 2012 5:56PM
Vey nicely captured Adrian, excellent detail and colour, if anything I think a little subtle shadowing is a good thing, gives the subject some depth and should all be adjustable in the post processing anyway. Great work as usual. Smile

Oliverpants 9 2 2 England
31 Jan 2012 5:58PM
Another beauty in my eyes. Ann
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
31 Jan 2012 5:59PM
A wonderful detailed capture.........Sandy
31 Jan 2012 6:17PM
It looks another good one to me
evelen 13 5 England
31 Jan 2012 6:22PM
wonderful shot colour and detail.
Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2012 6:24PM
Could you try a small gold or silver reflector below and to the right to bounce light into the shadow area? It shouldn't scare the birds off and would add detail and coloured reflected light to the shadowed side. Balancing the light sources is, of course, important. If it were positioned slightly behind the bird as well as to the right then it would have a gentle rim light accentuating the form and volume of the bird.

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
31 Jan 2012 6:25PM
Looks good to me mucker......

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
31 Jan 2012 6:32PM
He looks even more wonderful in this image viewed on my new monitor! Always knew your images were good but wow!!

john_starkey 7 2 3 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2012 6:35PM
A bit of shadowing can't be helped at time's Ade,if we had perfect light all the time we wouldn't learn anything Wink,nice detailed image as usual,

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
31 Jan 2012 6:36PM
It's a beauty, Adrian, nothing wrong with a touch of shadow on the breast at all. Haven't been out the front door again today, the wind is biting, it's been trying to snow, too Sad Carol
Glynn 12 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2012 6:57PM
Its an absolute cracker Adrian.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
31 Jan 2012 7:03PM
Really superb capture Adrian. Lovely pose and great plumage detail.
31 Jan 2012 7:09PM
A pleasure to view your shots.

OAKEY 10 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2012 7:10PM
Stunning Bluetit Adrian, lovely colours and detail is spot on.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
31 Jan 2012 7:20PM
Excellent detail Adrian.


TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2012 7:36PM
Cracking shot, Adrian.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
31 Jan 2012 7:41PM
A real belter Adie, he's certaily clinging on tightly!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
31 Jan 2012 7:52PM
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
31 Jan 2012 8:02PM
Superb clarity Adrian - top shot.
9 10 10 England
31 Jan 2012 8:22PM
As always a perfect shot.
cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
31 Jan 2012 10:17PM
outstanding Ade, stunning colour and detail
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2012 11:09PM
What a great detailed image..
Nice DOF very sharp nice comp...
Great Work....

Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2012 11:15PM
A beauty Ade - Ina
Great shot of this fab little bird
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 7:45AM
Nice detail Adrian and I think the touch of shadow does add depth - Carole
terry_cavner 13 332 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 9:01AM
Excellent as always Adrian
MossyOak 6 22 15 England
1 Feb 2012 9:35AM
How about leaving it and capturing birds in natural light rather than trying to make it look like a studio shoot Ade. If you make it too fussy it will look too unnatural. Change the bg and make that a natural one that will be affecting the light.
This bluey is superb but the bg is too plain, it needs to look as nature intended with some differences in tones. Its like a painted wall mate.
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 9:42AM
Love this shot Adrian, cant see anything wrong with itSmile
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 10:23AM
I like it b/ an allWink
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
1 Feb 2012 10:53AM
An excellent profile Adrian with cracking detail, can't help with the BG not having seen your situation/location,
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 4:45PM
This is a beautifully captured Blue Tit Adrian

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