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By tjt4002    
Variable Wheatear has three sub-species, Oenanthe picata capistrata is one of them. Got this beautiful fellow at Desert National Park.

Tags: Birds Wheatear Wildlife and nature capistrata desert national park

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13 Nov 2018 7:21PM
The photo needs to be cropped from the left and top to make the bird the focal point, but still allow room on the left for the bird to fly into, i would also make the leaves more vibrant, you could tweak the white a little. I have never seen this bird so am unsure of its true colour.
Hope this helps
dudler Plus
16 996 1554 England
13 Nov 2018 7:31PM
Good advice from Dave. Technically, this semes pretty much sorted - was there anything in particular that you wanted advice on?
paulbroad 12 131 1288 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2018 8:23AM
I have made comments in my mod. You need to look at your camera settings. That lens needs stopping down for better performance, at least one stop, then up the ISO to at least 400 to get a better shutter speed. Do not fully trust stabilisation.

banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4072 Canada
14 Nov 2018 2:37PM
Its a nice shot overall.

Shutter speed could have been faster. Since the subject is wildlife, its subject to movement, or even a slight breeze induced movement; the VC works for camera movement, not for subject movement, so faster, say 1/1600th and the bird may have been sharper than it is, which isnt too bad at all. So in essence Im with Paul.

The mod is a bit sharper, closer crop.

Good work


dark_lord Plus
15 2.4k 609 England
14 Nov 2018 9:49PM
Thge bird is nicely positioned in the frame, i.e. not central, but it needs to be larger. Unless the area on the left is to be used for text e.g. in a publication, or on a business card.
With such a contrast in plumage it's hard to get detail in both black and white feathers. This is where it helps to shoot RAW as you have more scope for adjustment. In Lightroom for example you can selectively boost the shadow area (it works with RAW and jpg).


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