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Great Tit

By gregl
Thanks to all of you who stopped to view my recent uploads.

Something a bit different for today. Having been envious of all the great bird pictures which are posted here I thought I would give it a try. I must say despite a credible attempt the best I could do is this Great Tit (they really donít sit still for long do they?)

The lesson in this is I now have a much greater sympathy and respect for those of you who manage to capture and publish such terrific bird images on a regular basis!!

Greg

Tags: General Bird Great tit Wildlife and nature

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Comments


andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 5:16PM
great comp greg cracking colour and detail large is a MUST! a belter nice one Wink
andy

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john_starkey 6 1 3 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 5:19PM
I think you have grabbed a great shot Greg,as you say they dont sit still for long,nice catch light in the eye too,good work.
12 Jul 2010 5:21PM
well taken,kev.
12 Jul 2010 5:30PM
Nice shot, lovely detail.

Len
12 Jul 2010 5:36PM
VERY WELL TAKEN
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
12 Jul 2010 5:42PM
A superb capture, Greg, excellent detail. Carol
A very beautiful capture, well done indeed!!
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
12 Jul 2010 5:45PM
Lovely shot, Greg, with whole image a so nicely balanced whole.
Ronnie.
andymark 6 1 England
12 Jul 2010 6:27PM
a stunnning shot indeed very well done
12 Jul 2010 6:28PM
Excellent shot Greg

Chris
12 Jul 2010 6:37PM
You really have done so well withthis one
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
12 Jul 2010 11:15PM
Good natural colour in the plumage Greg. I think most of the ' bird guys ' on here would be looking for a little more detail in the white cheek piece though.
Brian.
gregl 11 19 1 England
13 Jul 2010 8:44AM
Thank to all of you for your comments and clicks. Yes Brian, I did notice a bit of softness in the white cheek which I put down to my technique. As a first attempt at this I was reasonably happy, but clearly there is room for improvement. Unfortunately this could easily become addictive!
Greg
FeatherFriend 9 38 217 England
13 Jul 2010 9:39PM

Quote:I think most of the ' bird guys ' on here would be looking for a little more detail in the white cheek piece


Hi Greg, lovely detail and pose here, re the cheeks which are not easy to get just right, they are much better than a lot I've seen on here. TIP: whatever camera you use, Canon or Nikon etc try 1 or 2 stops minus exp comp to account for the white areas. It's my view that all cameras left at default settings will in general over expose the cheeks. You can always make adjustments in the RAW file if you have gone too far,
Geoff.
gregl 11 19 1 England
14 Jul 2010 7:45PM
Thanks Geoff. Really appreciate your help and the tip. I will give it a try next time around. Looks like it is really a matter of finding the "sweet spot" for the camera settings.
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
15 Jul 2010 11:41AM
Lovely shot with beautiful composition Greg.
Rende
Techno Plus
8 1.9k 8 England
26 Jul 2010 8:27PM
I echo Geoffs comments but even with other genre I have found underexposing when shooting in RAW is totally recoverable up to two stops -/+ in my case with PS or Canons DPP, if this was my image I would be delighted with the results, well done Greg.
Regards Mal
6 Aug 2010 8:57AM
Very nice shot.
jackitec 8 16 Spain
11 Nov 2010 8:57PM
Stunning,

Jack.

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