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Chaffinch & Friend

By AndrewCee
Another view of our little friend, but looks like he has a friend with him too...

Both this and the similar shot were taken using the long-range kit looking up into the tree. Shallow depth of field was key to achieving the 'framing' of the bird with the background being out of focus. As often happens in this situations, the leaves in the foreground at the bottom are very blurred and give a pale effect which perhaps adds a little more to the shot. I hope the shot is 'technically' pretty good, so it's about composition for me.

Tags: Birds Chaffinch Cotswold water park Wildlife and nature

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This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.


Franko59 6 3 2 England
25 May 2013 11:55AM
Great image with a natural setting and the light is fantastic! The detail is what you would expect from the sort of kit you are using,, awesome. You could try a portrait crop to lose some of the sky on the left but a fantastic shot regardless!!,,, IanSmile

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paulbroad 10 123 1243 United Kingdom
25 May 2013 1:37PM
Very well done. If I have to criticise anything it is the very very out of focus leaf centre bottom, but that is truly carping.

banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3879 Canada
25 May 2013 2:51PM
Technically very good.

You have a lot of pixels to play with, so I would suggest you focus on removing as much of the left as possible, although this removes the friend! This lends itself to a square crop, which Ive uploaded as a mod, and Ive also uploaded a 10 X 8.

Well done.


AndrewCee 5 2 United Kingdom
28 May 2013 12:12PM
Thanks Willie, I see what you mean with the crops, the bird comes to the fore somewhat more than my original. I've a few shots of starlings feeding their young to process, so will see what I can do....


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