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30 Jan 2014 7:23PM
beautiful captured. really love the simplicity of the image.

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JohnoP 12 2
30 Jan 2014 8:12PM
Nicely done! John
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2014 8:25PM
He looks a bit fed up Sad, great image,

30 Jan 2014 8:35PM
Lovely shot. Cathy
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
30 Jan 2014 9:21PM
What a great shot. Your exposure is spot on.
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2014 10:13PM
He is a handsome chap
and certainly knows that you are there too
31 Jan 2014 4:59AM
He looks magnificent, Keith, although he is looking at you in a very suspicious way..Wink
You got a great bokeh and the colours are really good, too.
Top Shot..!

dark_lord Plus
14 2.2k 540 England
31 Jan 2014 9:48AM

Quote:certainly knows that you are there too

Quote:he is looking at you in a very suspicious way

Not to mention the other four blackbirds that were invading 'his' territory Smile
31 Jan 2014 4:35PM
A lovely image of this endearing blackbird, Keith - has much cropping been done?
Just wondered, that's all, having looked at the lens and extender combination on a number of your images.
dark_lord Plus
14 2.2k 540 England
31 Jan 2014 6:32PM
Hi Richard,

This one has had a crop from the right to remove a messy bit of background, but it's the full frame height. The House Sparrow 3 was the full frame. Most of the other bird shots were either full frame or had a slight trim, again to remove a messy bit.

I'm not into heavy cropping. In the old days on transparency you couldn't. But that's not the real reason. I may be slightly misqouting him, but the photographer Robert Capa who co-founded the Magnum agency said 'if your subject isn't large enough you're not close enough'.

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