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Female Chaffinch

By JoshReptiles  
Hi all,

Sorry i havent uploaded in a long time, i have had alot of coursework to do, but now i should be uploading frequently and entering competitions Wink
This is a female chaffinch taken in my garden in the snow.
Hope you like it,


Tags: General Wildlife and nature Winterandgardenandbirdandbushandsnowandfall

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ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 7:33PM
great image, lots of detail,


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Dinky65 3 1 United States
18 Feb 2013 7:41PM
Mike_Smith Plus
9 323 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 7:43PM
Lovely Chaffy shot
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
18 Feb 2013 7:45PM
What a brilliant capture. Not only a gorgeous Chaffinch, but you've caught the falling snow beautifully!
Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 7:53PM
Gorgeous image - love the snow on the bird - first class.
izida 7 Turkey
18 Feb 2013 7:56PM
Guzel calisma..
Mike43 5 17 21 England
18 Feb 2013 8:19PM
What a shame about the bottom right hand corner of your shot, have tried to chop the shot but by doing so will soil the composition, maybe in PS or similar editing software. Because its a beautiful photo, everything else is just right including a great defused background.
18 Feb 2013 8:19PM
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
18 Feb 2013 9:01PM
Nice Image! I Like it a lot!
Jestertheclown 8 7.4k 249 England
18 Feb 2013 9:47PM
An excellent shot.
The snow on the bird's head really makes this work.
Norfolkboy 10 1 4 England
18 Feb 2013 10:03PM
Nice shot.
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 10:15PM
You have an amazing portfolio for one so young, Josh, I am really impressed!
Mike mentions the area in the bottom right of this image, and so I have done a modification where I simply cloned some of the fir tree bits into that area so that it doesn't distract the eye too much from your beautiful chaffy.
18 Feb 2013 10:58PM
Welcome back.
An appealing image. The exposure time for the snow-fall is just right. Well captured.
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3531 Canada
18 Feb 2013 11:55PM
Very good shot. Excellent noise performance. Apart from the blurred bit that Pamelajean has modified, can benefit a little with a small amount of sharpening, contrast, and a lift on colour vibrance, as seen in the second mod.

Well done.


paulbroad 9 116 1064 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2013 8:38AM
Nice shot indeed. The only downside is the out of focus area bottom right which is a bit large. The high ISO looks OK, certainly at this size. Amazing how good the performance of modern equipment is. Assume this is the Sigma lens?

19 Feb 2013 9:00AM
Thanks very much everyone for the commments and votes, i had a look at the modifications and you have both edited them very well, i am now starting to notice the difference between the bad and the good!

Trev_B 9 151 68 England
19 Feb 2013 8:25PM
A really nice female chaffy Josh in a very nice setting. Try using the aperture priority move when shooting wildlife, you will have more control of your aperture and hence depth of field. Although you seemed to have little noise in this image, using a high ISO like 3200 will increase the chance of noise when cropping images, you can get away with this if using a full frame camera. Using a shutter speed of 1/1250 would be useful for in flight shots, try slowing the shutter and opening the aperture as it will increase the quality in the image.

I have added a mod along the same lines as Pamela and Willie but with a slightly differing crop.


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