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By ctxuk  
blue tit shot in strong sunshine. camera test shots following accidental fall with it and lens. Looking for good crisp frame with full colours and no opaqueness. Shot through window glass.
ISO 500

Tags: Wildlife and nature


motorsportpictures 11 289 23 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2010 9:40PM
A well timed shot, will do a mod

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17 Jan 2010 9:42PM
wow this is great shot,a beautiful image.
AshTree 10 1.7k 6 England
17 Jan 2010 9:46PM
This is so beautiful, a lovely pose well captured.
JOKEN 10 3 10 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 8:04AM
Great picture, crisp and clear focussing - there does not appear to be any damage to camera or lens.
James_C 10 36 56 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 8:33AM
Good clean shot, particularly bearing in mind that it is shot through glass.

ctxuk 10 7 1 England
18 Jan 2010 8:48AM
Thanks folks, as Joken says no apparent damage to lens or the camera, the attached 2 times teleconverter is now deceased though bearing the brunt of the fall and ripping the end from the housing. Attempts to repair are unsuccessful to that. Guess i came out fairly lucky with it though.
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 9:18AM
Camera obviously OK. Very nice although head angle, whilst appealing, does not show bird ideally. You must have used a tripod or monopod? Impossible to get this sharp without support on a long lens, plus converter at 1/70 sec. Unless you are frozen solid.

CathR 12 151 564 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 10:09AM
Glad that all is well post fall apart from the teleconverter, Martyn.

This is a nice crisp shot with a different pose from the usual straight on shots. You have controlled the strong light well with no burn out. The only thing that strikes me is that the blue on the top of the head looks over saturated - it makes the bird look almost tropical. It is a matter of taste but it looks just slightly overcooked to my eye. But nice shot otherwise.

Best wishes

ctxuk 10 7 1 England
18 Jan 2010 5:35PM
Thanks Catherine - I had wondered about the strong blue myself and put it in the end down to one of two things - The snow last week, daft as it sounds perhaps that has had an effect on how clean they are and how fresh the plumage is kept or, perhaps it is as they move toward breeding season the colours look more vibrant? With winters in preceding years much milder i am guessing they mate earlier in the year now. I certainly don't recall tweaking it upwards when processing the raw file.
ctxuk 10 7 1 England
18 Jan 2010 5:51PM
have posted another frame of the series of three here as a mod. colours the same but just not as sharp or with the character of the shot i put forward.
21 Jan 2010 10:26AM
where is the!!!

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