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thomas_1950 wrote:
Nice set Karl! The diffuse light in conjunction with the snow is a real plus. The Song Sparrow and Tufted Titmouse are my favorites. The addition of a catch light in the Song Sparrow's eye will enhance your pic.

Great job as always,
Tom


Good thought on adding a little glimmer in the eye
Thanks for your kind words buddy
Karl



Jan 03, 2013 at 06:06 PM
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Wish we would have a “little”snow to play with, Karl. Lovely, soft feel to these images.


Jan 03, 2013 at 06:23 PM
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Karl, this light is really working for you no matter what it looks like in general. Nice shooting on these cute, very small, birds.
Mark



Jan 03, 2013 at 06:26 PM
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Lovely set Karl, the composition/crop in no.2 is perfect and the snowflakes really add that touch of winter magic - that's my pick.

Paul.



Jan 03, 2013 at 06:37 PM
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Your capturing and processing skills certainly hide the blah light Karl, good job. #2 and #3 for me
David



Jan 03, 2013 at 08:10 PM
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#1 Very nice comp. Wish there was more BG blur to camouflage the busy BG.
#2 Lovely details like the snow and especially the sparrows grab on the fence.
#3 Love this one. Great comp, nice pose, beautiful colors.
#4 My only nit here is the connection of the tail with the branch.
Karl, I think you did very well as I don't notice the blah light.
Chris



Jan 03, 2013 at 09:21 PM
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They're all great. The cattail shot is especially cool.
John



Jan 03, 2013 at 09:29 PM
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Karl,
The light may be blah but you sure made the birds look great. Like the tufted titmouse the best.



Jan 03, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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very nice Karl .. the last two are my favorites


Jan 03, 2013 at 10:04 PM
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Beautiful soft light in these great pics Karl.
I like the way the Titmouse has its tail supported by the weed
Martin



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Karl Witt wrote:
Visitors with the Chickadees were some Sparrows and a brief showing by a Tufted Titmouse. Here are a few more trying to 'stretch' the low light of this Winter's day. Handheld, shooting from under an overhang and enjoying the light snow falling. The Titmouse had an OOF area from a foreground weed spike on its back but I still liked the feel in the shot

Thanks for stopping by, your comments are always encouraged!

Karl

Karl;
Remember Ali McGraw ? She had that one crooked front tooth? My point is that she was not perfect, but she was really easy to look at. My point is ; Our photos don't have to be perfect to be great. The light was what it was. It was a snowy winter day where a guy got out with his camera and enjoyed nature. My first reaction when I saw your photos, was how much I enjoy going out in the snow, crappy light or not and recording my experience. I enjoyed looking at your photos even if the light wasn't perfect. Nice job!

Al



Jan 03, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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Tim Kuhn wrote:
These all have wonderful reflected light on them Karl, I don't find them to lit dully. 1 is a classic, 3 I really like but as you would say to me, maybe remove the tree growing out of the back of the bird. I too like the titmouse but I have a soft spot for them since we don't have them here. You have inspired me to drive to the snow and shoot rather than sit around here and wine about the weather!

Tim


Dang I missed that 'chopstick' effect Good call buddy
Thanks Tim!
Karl



Jan 03, 2013 at 11:18 PM
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CDaescher wrote:
#1 Very nice comp. Wish there was more BG blur to camouflage the busy BG.
#2 Lovely details like the snow and especially the sparrows grab on the fence.
#3 Love this one. Great comp, nice pose, beautiful colors.
#4 My only nit here is the connection of the tail with the branch.
Karl, I think you did very well as I don't notice the blah light.
Chris


Nice to see your expressions on these images

Yes more time could be spent on BG though it still would only be an 'OK' BG at best IMO
I too liked the snow dotting
Thanks!
There was more to it than showing, but I understand your point on the connection of tail to branch, good point, I can fix that
Glad you found the light enjoyable, or at least the results from it
Thanks Chris
Karl



Jan 03, 2013 at 11:22 PM
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kbarrera wrote:
Karl;
Remember Ali McGraw ? She had that one crooked front tooth? My point is that she was not perfect, but she was really easy to look at. My point is ; Our photos don't have to be perfect to be great. The light was what it was. It was a snowy winter day where a guy got out with his camera and enjoyed nature. My first reaction when I saw your photos, was how much I enjoy going out in the snow, crappy light or not and recording my experience. I enjoyed looking at your photos even if the light
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I too enjoy the snow but I have such limited time to take pictures I want those snow-days to be more productive so I have some images to enjoy. I am pretting particular and demanding of a level of presentation that 'I' want which makes it hard on me to accept from myself just 'average'
Thanks Al for the thoughtful reply......
Karl



Jan 03, 2013 at 11:26 PM
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I like number 2 because of the crop and the background transitional colors fit the sparrow perfectly. Just great work in all of them, but #2 is my favorite. It may be just a tad bit too much on the sharpening... as it's really easy to over do it with the feather detail in an already sharp image. -Mike U


Jan 03, 2013 at 11:30 PM
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In general I want to thank those I did not directly reply to. I am trying to find a balance of time and respect to those that reply

I appreciate the good words and picks many of you have voiced, my goal will be to try to answer questions from a reply or directly reply to suggestions made.

I'd rather put more effort into replying on other threads when I can. If I somehow miss a reply to someones question please make an effort to PM me and I will elaborate and share my thoughts

Thanks much to all that have relplied so far..........much appreciated to hear from you!
Karl



Jan 03, 2013 at 11:34 PM
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Geez Karl. These all look great. I love the detail and the snow just adds that nice touch ~ Ron


Jan 04, 2013 at 01:06 AM
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Karl;
I totally get it. As the owner of a very successful construction co., I too have very little time to pursue my passion for wildlife photography. I coached winning football teams for eight years and almost quit golf last year because I was not playing to my former 10 handicap. Average is a dirty word to me. However I decided that when it came to my photography, I wasn't going to beat myself up if the tip of a eagles wing was slightly clipped or one feather was out of focus.
See my recent post: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1179000
I do however appreciate perfection or the pursuit of it on this forum. So I will continue to post my photos, accept criticism and strive to be better.

Regards

Al



Jan 04, 2013 at 01:11 AM
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kbarrera wrote:
Karl;
I totally get it. As the owner of a very successful construction co., I too have very little time to pursue my passion for wildlife photography. I coached winning football teams for eight years and almost quit golf last year because I was not playing to my former 10 handicap. Average is a dirty word to me. However I decided that when it came to my photography, I wasn't going to beat myself up if the tip of a eagles wing was slightly clipped or one feather was out of focus.
See my recent post: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1179000
I do however appreciate perfection or
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Now you know why I don't take up other hobbies After a while you 'naturally' get better without the worry Al, you will see more of the little 'nits' before you release the shutter and make better images of them and not feel the pressure I did woodworking for about 8 yrs, oh the rewards and frustrations of that were wonderful, made mistakes but only made them once
I think we have a lot in common when it comes to our standards of excellence!
Thanks again Al



Jan 04, 2013 at 04:06 AM
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Karl, I can't believe I missed these little gems. I really like all of these and surprising for myself
I like the on with the fence in it. Usually the "human" perches are a big no for me but your
comp on this one really makes it. Great set my friend.

-Tim



Jan 04, 2013 at 04:42 AM
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