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Gold Finch

By HarveySquires  
Good morning every one here's todays Gold Finch, My work experience is going really well i am having alot of fun. Birds seem to really like these telegraph wires, it must be where i go to get these photos of wild life, which is down a road surrounded by bushes, trees, fields and lots of flowers so they must land on these wires to get a good vantage point, thanks for viewing my photo, please vote and comment if you like it Smile

Tags: Sky Red White Black General Yellow Close-up and macro Gold Brown Gold finch Wildlife and nature Telegraph wire

Voters: DheliaSquires, KarenFB, LukeParkinson and 8 more


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KarenFB Plus
9 4.6k 167 England
1 Jul 2010 10:32AM
Glad to hear you are enjoying your work experience! Smile

This is a lovely image, I like the way it's looking down at you. I also like that beautiful blue sky - the downside being the bright sunshine has done you no favours, unfortunately the bird is a little over exposed on the left.

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Quote:Glad to hear you are enjoying your work experience!

This is a lovely image, I like the way it's looking down at you. I also like that beautiful blue sky - the downside being the bright sunshine has done you no favours, unfortunately the bird is a little over exposed on the left.


How can i sort out the over exposure ?
KarenFB Plus
9 4.6k 167 England
1 Jul 2010 11:58AM
Unfortunately you can't! Not being an expert (perhaps someone with more knowledge can come and explain it better then I), from what I gather - being overexposed means a lack of coloured pixels.

Hopefully your Goldfinch will visit again when it's later in the day!

Quote:Unfortunately you can't! Not being an expert (perhaps someone with more knowledge can come and explain it better then I), from what I gather - being overexposed means a lack of coloured pixels.

Hopefully your Goldfinch will visit again when it's later in the day!



yea i have to go out and find them they never come to me Sad so yea hopfully they will still be out in the late evening so there wont be much light and i can get more thanks for the help, i also have alot of swallow photos that i am going to be putting on over the course oif the week so look out for them Smile
Can an E2 member please tell me how many views this photos had please becuase 2 votes obiously means that no ones look at it at the moment
KarenFB Plus
9 4.6k 167 England
1 Jul 2010 4:23PM
Hi Harvey - you've had 8 Unique Views. Smile

It really is very quiet on EPZ at the moment - I think many people have gone on their holidays!! Grin
Thank you
Excellent Harvey. As Karens said it is very quiet on here; I got 23 votes and I normally get 35-40. Don't forget about the clicky club too. Well Done Smile
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
1 Jul 2010 6:38PM
Don't worry about votes. They will not make you a better photographer.
It is difficult taking bird pics out in the open especially when there is so much bright light about.Keep at and you will get there in the end.
1 Jul 2010 7:28PM
Great shot. Yes the whites are a bit overexposed. Small tip - when photographing birds with a lot of white on them e.g. gulls etc. try underexposing by one stop through the manual setting if you have one. I snapped an egret recently and blew the whites unfortunately. (still learning after 50 years!). Hope this helps. It's when you change to a different subject matter you have to rethink things. Glad your enjoying the work experience. You never know it may lead to a job in the future but it's good CV stuff. Keep on snapping. Paul
good shot Harvey white feathers in direct sun is very hard to expose like composition and hope you get some more goldfinches in softer evening light
Blenkinsopp Plus
10 320 4 England
1 Jul 2010 9:04PM
Excellent attempt under very difficult lighting conditions. If in doubt when shooting birds I always under expose as you can lighten it later but once it is over exposed and the whites blown you can't do anything about it.
a great shot shame about the overexposure. Try to get out just after it's been raining (or before).
2 Jul 2010 8:54PM
Harvey, try and drop your iso to 100 and increase your speed to around 250. If you have a nd x2 filter that will help but it may slow the shot down slightly. Not knowing what your camera is capable of makes it a bit difficult.
Still an excellent shot.
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
5 Jul 2010 8:48PM
Great advice you've got there, Harvey - I think I'll be following it when I next go out to "shoot" birds Smile

Fran x

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