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At last, the patrolling Magpies, Jays, and Crows let the Woodpecker stay long enough for me to get a few images.

Unfortunately, he was a tad greedy and getting images without his beak full of suet was not an option.

Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens:600.0-600.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 Apr 2013 - 7:59 AM
Focal Length:600mm
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Username:philhomer philhomer
Uploaded:22 Apr 2013 - 11:30 AM
Tags:Birds, Garden birds, Greater spotted woodpecker, Gsw, Wildlife / nature, Woodland birds, Woodpecker
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Hi Phil.... some of these seem a little soft in around the eye whereas the feet seem to be sharp, nice colour and bg though.


philhomer  559 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 8:15 AM

Quote: Hi Phil.... some of these seem a little soft in around the eye whereas the feet seem to be sharp, nice colour and bg though.


Thanks Trev, proper observation always greatly appreciated - truth is i don't know how/why this would be the case s i tend to place the focus point on the eye area whenever possible and in these smaller aperture than normal is used and the subject is broadly lying along (rather than through) the focal plane.

I shall open up the images again and check focus-point positions


It happens to all of us at sometime PhilWink I have lost count of the times when I have uploaded a perfectly sharp image in PS that turns soft after uploading to the site.


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