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AlanWillis 8 67 England
6 Jul 2009 2:06PM
Nice A350 capture, well done.

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Angi_Wallace 10 172 10 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2009 2:08PM
A beauty of a shot lovely composition. Angi
6 Jul 2009 2:21PM
A brilliant capture,great detail.

Jean x
6 Jul 2009 2:35PM
Great capture,
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2009 2:40PM
i do like this
Everything is spot on

podgod 14 513 3 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2009 3:38PM
Nice one, I'm just starting to get these into my garden so I'll have to try a few shots myself.
shandoor 9 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2009 3:53PM
Super image wonderful detail as always SUPERB
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
6 Jul 2009 4:31PM
Lovely capture Geoff. I've been trying to capture one of these, with no luck. Wonderful detail in this one........Sandy
6 Jul 2009 5:38PM
Very well composed and sharp shot.
Rob_Taylor 14 661 5 Wales
6 Jul 2009 5:41PM
It is a great pose Geoff, lovely background too, great colours to compliment the bird. The DOF looks really shallow though, the head, feet and perch are all sharp yet the chest and tail are not.
I'd like to see more detail in the chest and wing personally, it looks odd to me because there is such good sharpness in the head and feet.
A 'nearly' for me Smile

paulrosser 9 22 Wales
6 Jul 2009 6:02PM
Another nice one in the PF mate, well done.
6 Jul 2009 6:18PM
Thanks everyone Smile

Thanks Rob, you've hit it on the head, I noticed exactly what you did after I'd uploaded it so I went and checked my original and it's the same on that one.

It's nothing to do with my processing cos I've done nothing to those areas and as I was using f8 there's no reason for shallow DOF so the only explanation I can give is that there was some movement in the bird's chest and tail as I was taking the shot, I know they do tend to jump a bit when the shutter goes and 1/125th second isn't really that good for these small birds.

I considered deleting this one directly after uploading it but I knew it would get a RC so I left it, I guess I was testing to see what I could get away with on here lol.

Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
6 Jul 2009 6:22PM
I think the bird moved when you clicked, so even the head is suffered from slightly motion of the bird.
6 Jul 2009 6:46PM
Lol, yes Cole, no doubt that's what happened but you'll have to do a lot better than that to get that nice green colour on your comment like Rob has Wink
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
6 Jul 2009 6:47PM
damn that Robert... Wink
Rob_Taylor 14 661 5 Wales
6 Jul 2009 7:16PM
Hehe ...I post a mean comment, don't vote ...and still get a constructive critique point! Cheers Geoff! (I'm off now to do the lottery Wink )

6 Jul 2009 7:31PM
Lol @ you guys Smile
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
6 Jul 2009 8:12PM
A great pose and capture Geoff and have to agree. Colour saturation and dof are both top notch but just that slight movement apparent in the primaries and so moving slightly to the head have just slightly brought it down from you usual excellent standard
Still a great capture though
6 Jul 2009 8:16PM
Thanks Richard, these little blighters never keep still, they twitch when you think they're still, very annoying lol.
Ray42 10 3 England
6 Jul 2009 9:10PM
The doghouse has said it all - quality work
MikefromEbbw 10 69 2 Wales
8 Jul 2009 5:30PM
I always shoot Birds in burst mode.That way the sound of the first shot gets the birds attention meaning the second shot gets the Bird stock still as it wonders where the noise has come from.I have had sharp Bird shots down to 1/20th sec with this method.

Great shot and compo Geoff but the Bugger has definitly moved LOL!
8 Jul 2009 6:41PM
Thanks both, you're right of course Mike but my camera's burst mode is just 3 frames per second, not much use really as by the time the second one goes off the bird is usually long gone.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
8 Jul 2009 8:18PM
A splendid shot of this little siskin, what a poser
8 Jul 2009 8:59PM
Thanks Ed.

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