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Barbaraj 11 450 England
29 Apr 2008 4:01PM
A good study of the bird and food.

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audi_db 11 8 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2008 4:15PM
Good eye contact, and plenty of foodSmile
whiteswan01 10 13 England
29 Apr 2008 4:52PM
Very nice well done i had 2 of these in my garden for first time today
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
29 Apr 2008 5:04PM
Nice shot.
29 Apr 2008 7:16PM
Nice one.
strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
1 May 2008 6:07PM
You wanted critique, so a couple of thoughts.

There is motion blur so it looks like you did not have a high enough shutter speed. Also there is still a lot of detail in the background. What controls does you camera offer? If you could open the lens more and use a higher ISO speed if possible that would help.

The motion blur is hard to help with. For the background you could use the burn in and blur tools. Set them to a low value and using a mid sized brush you could try gently running them over the background.

On the pose it looks like you put a lot of food out, try a bit less or try and put a pearch near the food to catch them just before or after they get the food.

Also how about viewing point, would being lower have helped you?
Maff2008 10 16 United Kingdom
2 May 2008 12:55PM
Thanks for the comments. Camera has a good set of manual settings. Full PMSA, variable ISO from auto to 6400. Although above ISO 400 tends to get a little noisey. The food wasn't put there by myself, it's a nature reserve and I was behind a wooden fence. I have been trying faster shutter speeds so I'll take that into account.
But I will definately try the burn and blur tools.
Many thanks.

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