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  • I'd Prefer Mealworms Mate ! by woodlandlad

    Thanks everyone. I've been trying to get a sharp shot of a Robin for ages.

    Chaffinch next!!!
    • 24 May 2015 8:20PM
  • Nosey Neighbour by woodlandlad

    Many thanks!
    • 30 Aug 2014 12:34AM
  • Good Times, Yet to Come. by woodlandlad

    Addition: Using speedlight set to 35mm at 1/128 power. Never used one before but fun to experiment !
    • 31 Dec 2013 8:35PM
  • Patch eyes! by woodlandlad

    Thank you all for your great comments.

    I used the wide aperture on this piccy because the cat wouldn't keep still. Also the lighting in my kitchen isn't the best and I didn't want to increase the ISO and risk the grains! My thoughts were "freeze the action and sort it out in Lightroom later". So consequently it turned out under exposed and I didn't pull it back enough.

    Love the Mod Willy. Really makes the picture pop, and also that red tinge has disappeared.

    I think I need to work on composition a bit more and get some practice in. What wound me up about this one is that when I tried to get the eye on a third it always looked as though there was too much white fur at the bottom which detratced from the eyes. Also the white patch in the background was a pain so I tried to apply a subtle vignette to tone it down a bit rather than photoshopping it out.

    Once again thanks for the advice. Love this site, everyone is so friendly and I have learnt so much by looking at critique on other photos.

    Kind regards
    • 21 Dec 2013 9:29PM
  • Stopping off for a Drink by woodlandlad

    Thanks very much !
    • 3 Aug 2013 10:31PM
  • Green Finch by woodlandlad

    Thanks for the comments guys!

    I'm really loving this site. Learnt so much !

    • 12 Apr 2013 10:26PM
  • Goldfinch by woodlandlad

    Thanks TG! Grin
    • 11 Apr 2013 8:25AM
  • Pearl ! by woodlandlad

    Thanks. More luck than judgement though !

    • 15 Mar 2013 11:19PM
  • Sunday evening tea! by woodlandlad

    In all honesty, the wine turned out to be awfull! Was pretty good in bolognese though !

    • 24 Feb 2013 9:27PM
  • Plain ol' Sparrow by woodlandlad

    Once again, thank you. This is originally where I had hoped to capture the Blackcap but sadly I ran out of patience!

    • 24 Feb 2013 1:35AM
  • Blackcap by woodlandlad

    Thank you. Patience isn't usually my strong suit but paid off in this case! Have been looking for his mate but can't seem to find one. Gonna keep looking and hopefully get a shot of her without the feeder tray !

    • 22 Feb 2013 7:40PM
  • Crown by woodlandlad

    Thanks. Took a long time to get this shot!

    • 29 Oct 2012 7:19PM
  • Cool Blue by hayden7d

    Nice shot. Love the crisp focus. Must have took a lot of patience ! My attemps were not nearly as good !

    • 25 Oct 2012 9:20AM
  • Best of 200 by woodlandlad

    That's ironic Marcun as I was working on a water crown !!
    • 15 Oct 2012 10:14PM
  • Water Crown 1 by marcun

    Takes a lot of patience to get a shot this good! Nicely done!

    • 15 Oct 2012 9:53PM
  • Lucky Shot at Conkers by woodlandlad

    I think it's safe to say that your "hoverfly" rivals anything I could produce Lynn !!

    • 30 Aug 2012 12:12AM
  • Tree on Orton-on-the-Hill by smartiemart

    Nice shot, have often looked at that lonely tree in a big field! (I live in Austrey !)

    • 17 Jul 2012 10:01PM
  • Ringlet Butterfly by woodlandlad

    Thanks both! I think the crucial thing to remember about taking shots like this is to wear long trousers and not shorts! Flippin nettles!

    • 9 Jul 2012 3:11PM
  • Son Silhouette by woodlandlad

    Thank you. If only there wasn't a tree growing out of his arm !

    • 10 Jun 2012 10:53PM
  • Day After Day, Alone on a Hill by woodlandlad

    Oh yeah! I meant to say that I understand the principal of leading lines to pull the eye, but do slightly curved leading lines have a place in photography ????
    • 15 May 2012 9:27AM
  • Let go, It's mine! by woodlandlad

    Thanks Netta, she's lovely when she's asleep !

    • 13 May 2012 11:19AM
  • Snap Happy by woodlandlad

    Thanks ! Was a bit nervous about posting this one !

    • 13 May 2012 11:18AM
  • I Kill You! by woodlandlad

    Thanks Trev. I'm beginning to think that under exposing is the way to go on a sunny day with my camera.

    • 11 May 2012 7:09PM
  • Pensive Patch. by woodlandlad

    Thanks for the comments all. Will remember to expose for the highlights and then use good old photoshop to bring the shadows and mids back. I have a friend that keeps telling me to shoot RAW but I never listen to her! Think I might have to bite the bullet and get a larger SD card and start doing it !

    Thanks again

    • 10 May 2012 2:46PM
  • Grasshopper! by woodlandlad

    Thanks for the tips Frank. Composition was a bit of a problem on this one as I kind of kneeling down in a wet ditch at the You're right though, I could have spent a bit of time in photoshop on this one !

    Love the mod.

    • 18 Nov 2011 11:59PM
  • Gods Waiting Room (Valencia) by jarendell

    Like this shot. Nice Vignette. Not sure about the title though, maybe "Coffin Dodgers" would have been more subtle ! Smile
    • 1 May 2010 9:58PM
  • Katie Portrait by woodlandlad

    Oh yeah! And maybe I should have cloned out the eye gunk !

    • 13 Apr 2010 10:53PM
  • Piper by Varanus

    Love the impact of those eyes. I'm gonna have a go at that with my Black Lab !
    • 8 Apr 2010 9:55PM
  • Harris Hawk by woodlandlad

    Thanks for the remarks. Bieng a beginner, I'm not sure what to do in future, should I maybe have lowered the aperture to decrease the blown highlights and then lighten up the darker colours in post processing?

    I think I cropped the image in this way in order to focus on the fact the bird was looking in my direction, but I see what you mean about the orientation. I admit that I need to work on composition a little more !!

    • 8 Apr 2010 1:30AM
  • Dinas Dinnle Sillhouette by woodlandlad

    Thanks Saeid. I was wondering though wether or not to clone out the little fluffy cloud on the left. I think it pulls the eye a bit.
    • 31 Mar 2010 9:48AM