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Goldfinch

By DKM
I took several static shots of this little chap so when he took off, I was ready for him.

Tags: Wildlife and nature Goldfinch in flight

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banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4177 Canada
27 Nov 2013 2:07PM
It looks like a good shot David. Your shot settings are not showing, so critique is hampered by this.

can you add a comment with your settings? I also notice a Canon lens with a Nikon camera, - perhaps this isnt right?


Regards


Willie
DKM 9 13 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2013 2:13PM
Thanks for that. I uploaded the photo from my iPad & it doesn't seem to allow me to include exif data. I'll re-upload tonight from my mac as this should include the data.
paulbroad 13 131 1290 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2013 4:17PM
Just type the EXIF in. Often gets lost on a processed image. Decent shot of a Goldfinch taking off. Head and body look reasonably sharp with blurred wings, which is good. The bright lighting is on the background not the bird, which is a pity. Obviously rather better the other way round. It's head is thus a touch dark. Might lift with the dodge tool.

Paul
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2168 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2013 6:06PM
Click on the Options button below your picture, then on Edit photo, then at Edit photo information click on the Exif tab. Complete the boxes, then click on Save.
DKM 9 13 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2013 6:26PM

Quote:It looks like a good shot David. Your shot settings are not showing, so critique is hampered by this.

can you add a comment with your settings? I also notice a Canon lens with a Nikon camera, - perhaps this isnt right?


Regards


Willie



Hi Willie
That's the exif data updated.
David
banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4177 Canada
27 Nov 2013 6:43PM
Thank you David, now we have something to go on.

I thought at first that your shutter speed was way too slow, but it looks like the site may have calculated your equivalent focal length incorrectly, - its a full frame camera, so it 340mm with the TC. So with VR, 1/500th is good, though to be honest I would use 1/1000th for action shots, - which is really what we have here. The +.67 was a good idea for the bird against the bright background.

The image here could be a bit sharper, - but it might just be that you re sized without checking the sharpness of the smaller image before uploading.

I will upload a mod shortly, scroll up, click the modifications tab, and view it large.

I will mainly apply sharpening, as I think it will respond well, but will add comments if theres anything else.


regards



Willie
banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4177 Canada
27 Nov 2013 7:00PM
Mod added. Brightened bird in addition to sharpening. The face did sharpen reasonably, so it leads me to think a faster shutter would have given you a better result.

Pruned some twigs also, and cropped to a 10 X 8 format. Border added just to make up the 1000 pixels.



regards



Willie
DKM 9 13 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2013 7:18PM
Thanks for the tips. The mod certainly looks much sharper. I'll use 1/1000s next time. The shots I took earlier were a bit sharper but the Golfinch was just sitting on his perch so there wasn't much action. I felt this one had a bit more impact.

Thanks again.

David.

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