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Garden Robin

By SoulOfNature
Good Evening to you all,firstly let me thank you so much for all the C&Cs on my last upload...sorry I haven't been around for a few days,my daughter was married on Sat and we were quite busy,I now have my Granddaughter staying for a few days whom has taken over the computer like they do lol. she thought I had finally lost the plot when she saw me sitting in the garden today in camo trying for a few bird shots...hence another robin image,I take my hat off to all you bird photographers out there...need patience of a saint if you ask me lol . but I'm still trying.
Thanks for taking the time to look and if you have the time hit F11,any comments and critique is most welcome.
I will look in on you all very soon,take good care.

Tags: Nature Birds Robin Close-up Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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Comments


fatmod 10 22 England
17 Feb 2009 6:14PM
lovely shot

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janty66 9 3 England
17 Feb 2009 6:20PM
wonderful close up..
iancam 7 23 England
17 Feb 2009 6:28PM
Excellent capture and presentation
Ian
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
17 Feb 2009 6:31PM
Well done Jean..good for you ...& keep going,you will get there in the end I'm sure.
I like the pose,not quite nailed the focus but that will come with practice & patience Wink
The bright fence behind the Robin does compete a little I think,you could try to simplify it...a flattened cardboard box pinned to the fence would help perhaps,or a piece of camo net strung across it.
For me your frame is a bit on the busy side & takes my interest away from the bird somewhat...I suppose that's all down to personal taste though.
Stay with it.......... Wink
17 Feb 2009 6:56PM
Nice comp detail and dof.
Scott
17 Feb 2009 6:59PM

Quote:Well done Jean..good for you ...& keep going,you will get there in the end I'm sure.
I like the pose,not quite nailed the focus but that will come with practice & patience
The bright fence behind the Robin does compete a little I think,you could try to simplify it...a flattened cardboard box pinned to the fence would help perhaps,or a piece of camo net strung across it.
For me your frame is a bit on the busy side & takes my interest away from the bird somewhat...I suppose that's all down to personal taste though.
Stay with it..........



Thanks a lot Janet for this input...I do see what you mean and will most certainly take all this on board,I have only just started trying shots of birds so guess I have a lot to learn,not easy is it .

Thanks for all your comments...bear with me I'm having to share the computer this week lol...fighting for a chance to get on here lol.

Jean xxx
Stace Plus
8 2 2 England
17 Feb 2009 8:05PM
Super capture Jean. like the bg

Stace
Bob_V 8 1 2 United States
17 Feb 2009 8:05PM
What a fantastic capture, so well presented.
Bob
17 Feb 2009 8:10PM
Thanks you guys...I must apologize if I appear to be clicking and running this week,due to having to fight for time on the computer,my 17yr old Granddaughter is staying for a few days lol .

Thanks again.

Jean xxx
shaver 8 8 England
17 Feb 2009 9:33PM
great pic
MRSbiscuit60 8 224 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 9:52PM
For me the frame drew me into the robin. I like the colour of the back ground. Lots of patience well rewarded Jean.
I know what you mean about the grandchild taking over the computer, as soon as Brad arrives, its straight to the computer desk!Keep trying with the wild life! Trish
Congrats to your daughter and her husband.
norton 12 6 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 10:33PM
Nicely composed shot Jean and yes the focus is a bit flat,but with practice that will improve.
I see your using an image stabiliser lens,this should help you get nice blur free images,but upping the ISO will also keep your shutterspeeds high,which in turn will help with camera shake.
I shoot all of my bird images in A/V mode at ISO400 and handheld as well,I find these settings work well for me,you will need to experiment with these settings to find the right ones for your style of photography.
Hope you find this info helpful....................

Regards.....Tony.
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
17 Feb 2009 10:38PM
Lovely pose
derekv 9 3 England
17 Feb 2009 11:23PM
Glad to be 30, Jean, cracking shot.
Derek
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
18 Feb 2009 5:35AM
A beautiful capture, well presented. Carol
18 Feb 2009 3:07PM
Lovely image Jean, nice pose and set, nice one
Chris
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2009 3:25PM
Nice warm tones make this one different
Linda
gerrymac 9 10 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2009 4:16PM
Great pose and perch Jean....seen a lot worse focusing than that...
great job
Gerry.
18 Feb 2009 5:58PM
Well captured Jean, plenty of good advice there, keep at it.
David
TerryMcK 7 71 2 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2009 10:16PM
A fine image, Jean.
Practise plus patience produces perfect photographs. (Hey, I just made that up!) That's what it takes for successful bird photography, and you'll need plenty of patience, but it really will be worth it in the end, you'll see.
Terry
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
19 Feb 2009 12:01PM
A cracking image, Jean, lovely detail.
TrevB Smile
Gezina 9 3 6 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 2:16PM
Keep at it Jean and you'll get the required results - unless you've got muscles like the incredible hulk get a tripod with a head that will allow you some movement - birds doesn't like sudden movements - makes them skittish and you can then set your perch up where you like and set the camera up to match - when you're putting feed out be liberal but when you're trying to shoot birds take the extra feeders down and just feed on or around your perch - that way the birds have to come to that spot and ain't flitting all over the place where you might find it difficult to follow them. The other thing to remember is to switch the VR off when you've got the camera on a tripod otherwise the lens search for movement that doesn't exist and you get blurred images as well - a very deer lesson I learned last year with my Kestrel shots. I hope these tips could be of some help - oh one more thing invest in a cable release - it reduces camera shake - even on a tripod and also the sudden movement thing. All the best Ina
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
25 Feb 2009 2:20PM
He's a lovely Robin . xx
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
26 Feb 2009 7:58AM
excellent
LesF 9 182 9
4 Mar 2009 7:58PM
Keep at it Jean your getting there with these bird shots, wish I could give advise but its an area I have never done yet, may need to come to you for advise soon

LesF
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2009 4:30PM
unusual but very effective background

Adrian

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