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KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
31 Jan 2012 8:01AM
Beautifully caught, the details on the bird are stunning! Smile

I hope you don't mind me saying, and it is only my opinion. I know the background is probably totally natural, but with the perfect lighting it almost looks as if you had it in a cardboard box - I wonder if a little less blurring in the background would make it seem more 'natural'. Smile

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31 Jan 2012 8:01AM
This little bugger looks so lovely in every small detail. Great fluffy-thing-image.
Johanna
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
31 Jan 2012 8:03AM
A fabulous capture,well done,
saeid
MossyOak 4 22 15 England
31 Jan 2012 8:08AM
Many thanks Karen, the bg is completely natural and is dead bracken which is about 10 feet behind the perches. With the 800 I want it to look like canvas. If I raise the perches the bg changes to green as there is a large holly growing behind, but that is a no no as holly produces too much bokeh in strong sun. To get any form of detailing to show the bg would meen shooting at about F22, and the changing light and changing settings would be too much and the bird would be gone unfortunately.
A very good point though.
31 Jan 2012 8:18AM
nice shot...Smile
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
31 Jan 2012 8:20AM
A little charmer, Richard, perfect detail. I do agree with Karen, though, I would rather see just a tad of detail in the background, rather than a plain 'canvas', but I understand your explanation. Carol
MossyOak 4 22 15 England
31 Jan 2012 8:26AM
There are different shades of brown in the bg, just scroll the image and you will see them, very fine changes mind you, but it is the bird that is the subject and that is what the author tries to get, the bg aids in the bird jumping out. Think of it like a studio shoot with a plain bg and then add a few minor textures.
Achievment as you cannot always control nature unlike in a studio.
Good points folks, but it aint easy in the wild. Smile
I forgot to change the EPZ bg to black, that gives the eye a contrast to see the textures in the bg.
Clint123 6 2
31 Jan 2012 8:34AM
Some very good points made here about the background. I can see subtle changes in the tones and the eye is straight away drawn towards a superb Longy and textured perch. The colours from the perch blend naturally and with the bg the whole image comes together superbly.
Cracking capture and patience to wait for these in that cold wet field.
Clinton
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
31 Jan 2012 8:54AM
Good details and tones in this fine capture Richard
Regards Richard
31 Jan 2012 9:04AM
Beautifully captured.
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2012 9:19AM
Great detail and ......BG Smile
Steve
31 Jan 2012 10:09AM
another great shot and i personally like it the way you have taken it !
skewey 10 31 England
31 Jan 2012 10:27AM
Excellent detail Richard and pose.


Paul
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2012 11:07AM
Great work Richard, I really like the background the variations are subtle but IMHO that is the best type. I also struggle with BG that are clearly added after the event, very false looking.

All a matter of taste, thank god we are not all the same

David
31 Jan 2012 11:12AM
The background is lovely have a lot of these myself that are perfectly natural, its ok to have distraction in the background when it looks good as an habitat shot but this is perfectly fine for me.
MossyOak 4 22 15 England
31 Jan 2012 12:34PM
Many thanks everyone. Just back in from more shots like this. Too dam cold for a longer session, I will stick with the dead bracken as I really like it, come spring/summer it should give a slight contrast as more green comes through. Aint nature fun. You'll never catch me using a false one or manipulating after for a bg. I hate them and they stick out like the dogs ........... Grin
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2012 1:45PM
Great shot, Richard.
Tony
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
31 Jan 2012 3:47PM
Lovely crisp and well detailed capture of the LTT Richard. He must have had an away day today as the little devil did not show. Cracking good shot mate.
Ron
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
31 Jan 2012 4:06PM

Quote:I forgot to change the EPZ bg to black


If you go into 'Edit' you can change the background colour! Wink
MossyOak 4 22 15 England
31 Jan 2012 4:24PM

Quote:I forgot to change the EPZ bg to black

If you go into 'Edit' you can change the background colour! Wink



If you look Karen you will see that I did this when I commented this morning @ 8.26am Wink
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
31 Jan 2012 5:04PM
Lol! So you did - just testing!!!! Wink

(sorry!)
OAKEY 8 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2012 7:21PM
Super detailed capture Richard and colours are spot on.
Shaun
moiral 6 12 Scotland
31 Jan 2012 7:21PM
Here was me thinking what a great bg that you had, then I started reading the comments. Had to go back and have another look, but going with my first instincts - definitely like the bg. Anyway, first class shot of this wee beauty, wish I could get a shot like this. It is so coy looking here. Moira
MossyOak 4 22 15 England
31 Jan 2012 7:25PM
Just like to confirm it is a natural bg of dead bracken
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2012 7:33PM
Backgrounds seem to be the topic on this one RichardWink

I wonder why?Tongue

Adrian
MickyMc 8 8 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2012 10:59PM
I'm really confused with your coming and going...but if the photography is up to scratch well I'll appreciate it. Wink
Mavis
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
31 Jan 2012 11:06PM
Superb LTT capture and pose, Richard. Beautiful plumage detail/patterning and fab textures in that perch, all isolated to perfection by the warm, clean, natural bg tones
Sylvia

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