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Great Tit

By chase
Thought I would give my new log an outing.
I find these birds a bit flighty but the numbers visiting my feeders are very much on the increase.
Taken in early morning light,the bg is a big old conifer in the garden which I'm not sure works to be honest,may have to move the location of the log !

F2.8 manual mode
1/400th sec with tripod
ISO 200
EV -0.3
Centre weighted Metering.

Raw converted in CS2,slight crop,curves adjusted & border added.

The larger version is worth a glance if you can.

Thankyou for looking.
Janet

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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Comments


JouŠo 13 56 Finland
13 Apr 2006 5:35AM
hi, Janet!
Fantastic capture!

Jouko

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Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
13 Apr 2006 5:46AM
Not bad at all Janet, although I've made a few tweaks in the mods which I feel benefit the shot a little....Let me know..

Ade
13 Apr 2006 5:58AM
Great - even the detail in the log is interesting!!
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
13 Apr 2006 5:59AM
Thanks guys.
Ade,this is an image I wasn't too happy with,I played around with different things & just couldn't put my finger on it,still can't & I'm not convinced that it will remain ! I like the warmer colour you have put on the mod,I tried it & all I did was screw up the natural colour of the bird..lol I like the eye contact I have here but there's just something I'm not settled with..we'll see.Thanks for the mod though.
Janet xx
vparmar 13 7 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2006 6:01AM
brilliant shot well captured

vinny
elcid 13 150 England
13 Apr 2006 6:02AM
Lovely shot of a lovely bird, spot on.

Bill.
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
13 Apr 2006 6:15AM
I don't think there is anything wrong with the shot Janet, but it's always nice to see things a little differently. Looking at my mod again, I think I may have over-cooked it!....hey ho....LOL

Ade
Jasbe 12 116 England
13 Apr 2006 6:32AM
Lovely clear shot janet.
Jason
Wooly 12 112 4 England
13 Apr 2006 6:45AM
Terrific detail Janet.

Alan
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
13 Apr 2006 6:54AM
I do like this capture .
As they say " The Eyes Have It ".
Rob
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
13 Apr 2006 6:54AM
It is so unusual to see a direct head on shot like this. Maybe that is why you are not quite happy with it. But that is my favourite part. I think Ade is on to something with a little added warmth. The quality looks good. I say, keep it!
Patrick
tull 14 181 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2006 7:49AM
Lovely and sharp and colourful Janet.

Mark.
Simon_Whitehouse 13 769 5 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2006 8:02AM
superb capture.

Smithy
CP_01 12 1
13 Apr 2006 8:22AM
Perfect!
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
13 Apr 2006 8:33AM
Thankyou all.
Patrick..you may well have hit the proverbial nail there !! I do like the eye contact but possibly not used to seeing it on a little bird.

Janet xx
13 Apr 2006 9:15AM
great shot and capture
13 Apr 2006 9:15AM
ooops sorry
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
13 Apr 2006 9:16AM
Great colour and detail Janet

Malcolm
GillyB Plus
12 317 8 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2006 9:39AM
Excellent AP capture as opposed to a Lateral, he looks like a cheeky one to me!
gill
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
13 Apr 2006 9:53AM
this is a superb full on shot Janet, just wonderful
13 Apr 2006 9:59AM
wow what a superb shot nice crisp detail
il do a swap for my d70 if you like (no ah well worth the try ) Wink
juldon 14 78 England
13 Apr 2006 10:01AM
Thats a great shot Janet the birds are very busy just now.

Julie
hayleyk 12 56 England
13 Apr 2006 10:23AM
I love the pose,Janet,looks great large.
Have an RC Smile
hayley
13 Apr 2006 10:46AM
Hi Janet .... to be honest with you I think that, in this case anyway ... the conifer makes an excellent b/g for this bird as it contrasts so well to show the bird. A cracking shot altogether with lovely clear detail! Fantastic! Click*
Karen
Edit .... Janet ... just read your comments to Ade ...... don't pull this ... it is a cracking shot ... imo there is nothing at all wrong with this one! And 30 ohters can't all be wrong can they? Wink Take care xx
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
13 Apr 2006 10:51AM
Thankyou all,I appreciate your comments.

Phil..still got my D70 a good one to have,still,I'm sorry,no swap !!...lol

Julie,it's so nice to see the birds so busy,it's costing me a small fortune in seed though.My garden is a great nesting site at the moment.

Gill..glad he was AP & not PA though, not a pretty sight !!

Thanks Karen,I reckon Patrick is right,it's the full on pose that possibly doesn't sit quite right with me.

Janet xx
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
13 Apr 2006 11:14AM
Hi Janet,your new log seems to have attracted some gorgeous visitors already,fantastic capture and detail.Take care.AnnSmile
Marian 12 62 England
13 Apr 2006 11:51AM
A lovely sharp image, and stood on the log he looks great
Marian
exposure Plus
13 5.2k England
13 Apr 2006 12:39PM
Beautiful eye detail and catchlight tones and composition.
Pauline.:0)
SoupyD 11
13 Apr 2006 1:42PM
Gorgeous...love the colours and detail in the feathers! wtg!
13 Apr 2006 3:27PM
Magnificent, especially in large.
Bill
tonymarq 12 1 United States
13 Apr 2006 5:29PM
Janet all i can say is WOW!! ok must pick up my jaw now as it is on the ground somwhere!!

stay well
tonymarq
glazzaro 12 70 23 United States
13 Apr 2006 5:36PM
Well I like it, nice comp and you really have the art of birds shot down! Wink Spot on! Click!!!

Greg
BerthaDBluze 12 19
13 Apr 2006 6:20PM
I like it too! Great eye contact, nice colors, composition, and detail. Smile
Jaye 11 3
13 Apr 2006 8:29PM
I'm with the others like the full on direct look and the log adds to the capture..Judith
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
14 Apr 2006 12:52AM
Hi Janet. Great pose I like the full on look and the detail. Reading your comments IMHO The dark BG seems to make the bird a little lacking in natural colour on my monitor.I would not take it down though.

Brian.
plugin 13 1 Canada
14 Apr 2006 3:49AM
Beautiful capture!
Jim
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
14 Apr 2006 5:15AM
Back for another look Janet. Big is definately best, but your previous Great Tit shots do have more colour to them.

Regards
Brian.
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
14 Apr 2006 10:13AM
My thanks to you all.
Brian,,I have recently had my monitior calibrated.. by a very nice but expensive young man..the colours look very different to me now,maybe I have been over cautious on this occasion,or it could be the dark bg.I will need to take a couple of images with the log elsewhere for comparison.
My thanks to you for taking the time to compare.
Janet xx
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
14 Apr 2006 10:41AM
No problem Janet I am always interested in your work.
Incidentally when I bought a new monitor before Christmas I was left thinking that things did not look the right colours compared to my previous one. A friend fine tuned it and things now seem OK, but I fully understand what you are saying.

Brian.
KBan 12 501 4 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2006 11:05AM
hi Janet the large version has superb detail
keith
banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3779 Canada
14 Apr 2006 1:26PM
A rare shot to get the bird looking right at the camera.

W
yjjeep 13 13
14 Apr 2006 6:57PM
Outstanding eye detail.Great job on this one.Take care.
georg Plus
12 4 South Africa
15 Apr 2006 3:55AM
Was off ePZ for three weeks. Jan (ePZ) and his wife Meri was visiting us in South Africa. Now I have hopefully time catching up with comments.
Georg
JCowlan 11 England
15 Apr 2006 1:21PM
Hi Janet,

Nice sharp image, good detail and catchlights. Nice texture in the log too



James
lizziew 12 5
16 Apr 2006 10:13AM
beautiful colour and detail very well presented......liz
User_Removed 13 825 Lithuania
16 Apr 2006 6:44PM
texture in bg is great... super shot all together!... great stuff!
angelamary 12 6 England
18 Apr 2006 2:02AM
Lovely pose! Well caught!
MoWiz 12 114 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2006 12:23AM
love the pose and eye contacy, works for me, great shot
Mo
daringdaphne 13 82 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2006 11:00AM
I think it is a great shot: I liked the mod's warmer tones, but then I have never taken a bird so it looks great for me.The detail is good, and I like the direct gaze, almost as if he's seen you.

(*.*)D
Hawkgenes 12 10 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2006 9:05AM
Like the way he's looking at you. Great shot

Hawk
Cronk 13 6 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2006 10:15PM
A lovely shot of a lovely creature and I think you are right, they are on the increase.

Paul
dark_lord Plus
13 2.1k 495 England
25 Apr 2006 10:13PM
Excellent image, Janet.
podgod 13 513 3 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2006 10:31AM
A beautiful crisp image, the background works well with this bird but would not work so well with a less colourful bird.

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