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Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)

By teocali
Another Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata), taken in our garden in July, before they all suddenly disappeared!
V2 - uploaded 4pm - Had a go at cloning out the leaf above the bird's head, using the Content Aware tool in CS5 - took about half a minute - would be interested in views.
Settings: F/5.5 1/80sec ISO400 AV@700mm tripod

Many thanks for your great response to my last upload, young "Abbi" - really appreciated as always Smile

Tags: Wildlife Red General Wild Garden Bird Spotted Close-up and macro List Flycatcher Wildlife and nature Migratory Muscicapa Striata

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CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
28 Sep 2010 10:30AM
A beautiful image, Sylvia, first class. Carol

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gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
28 Sep 2010 10:37AM
I so envy folk like you who can take such perfect bird images, this is another belter. - gary
28 Sep 2010 11:03AM
A lovely square on shot with superb detail Sylvia, this should do very well for you,
Geoff.
28 Sep 2010 1:27PM
Wonderful detail Sylvia,love the natural setting and a fabulous image.
NeilWigan 7 16 16 England
28 Sep 2010 1:28PM
Great shot .
Ray42 9 3 England
28 Sep 2010 2:10PM

Quote:I so envy folk like you who can take such perfect bird images, this is another belter. - gary

I quite agree - and a spotted fly catcher to boot
Maiwand 10 3 72 England
28 Sep 2010 2:56PM
This is a lovely shot Sylvia. In this pose he is giving you the perfect angle to get the whole body in wonderful sharp focus and I dont think you could have found a better perch if you had been able to place him by hand. Superb.
Ron
28 Sep 2010 3:08PM
Very nice
Shroomer 10 14 167 England
28 Sep 2010 4:09PM
Stunner Sylvia, a great Summer visitor and so well captured on a great natural perch.
Really like the improvement on V2 and with those 2 leaves removed using Content Aware, it has given more impact to the Flycatcher
Great work
Richard
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
28 Sep 2010 4:20PM
Absolutely superb, Sylvia. Must be viewed large to truly appreciate just how immaculate the plumage detail is. I agree that removal of the green leaves at top does improve the shot. And if Richard says it's a stunner you know you are doing pretty well, I reckon.
Ronnie.
hasslebladuk 7 1 6 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2010 4:50PM
Fab shot I like no2 but both spot on
mike
forestfotos 7 4 3 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2010 5:32PM
Two great versions! But i prefare V1 because that's how you have taken it.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2010 5:46PM
very good taking out the leaf in V2 thats the shot for me, I use another tool in CS5 I am quite taken with and thats removing an object (lassoo tool then edit and fill) it doesnt work ALL the time but 95% of the time yes it does
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
28 Sep 2010 5:59PM

Quote:Very good taking out the leaf in V2 thats the shot for me, I use another tool in CS5 I am quite taken with and thats removing an object (lassoo tool then edit and fill) it doesnt work ALL the time but 95% of the time yes it does


Yes, its the same tool Ann - the new Content Aware fill tool.
Sylvia
28 Sep 2010 6:01PM
i like both versions,i dont think the leaves spoils the shot,
kev.
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2010 7:30PM
Excellent image Sylvia. I like v2 as the bright leaf is just a tad distracting.
Steve
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2010 7:39PM
a beauty of a shot Sylvia

Adrian
TonyDy Plus
8 7 3 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2010 7:59PM
Lovely shot, I am quite happy with version one.
Stunning close-up, superbly sharp. Excellent well composed capture with superb fine detail and lovely colour.
Steve.
franfoto 9 2 32 England
28 Sep 2010 10:21PM
A tip top capture of this lovely bird perched so prettily on the cotoneaster, great detail and light and I don't have a problem with version one either.
Fran
28 Sep 2010 10:41PM
hi Sylvia , thought i would catch up while Inas packing, this is a lovely capture, hope you stay well regards gray.
1 Oct 2010 7:21AM
well done,my friend
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
2 Oct 2010 1:11PM
A top shot Sylvia, I like both versions very much
4 Oct 2010 8:59PM
A very well captured image of this beautiful bird Sylvia, lovely pose and detail,better without the leaf.
David
DRicherby 8 269 725 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2010 3:24PM
Egads, that content-aware stuff is stunning. If you presented those the other way round, you could easily convince me that #2 was the original shot and you'd superimposed the leaf in #1!

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