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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Spring-time in the backyard and at the local nature preserve


A variety of birds from my backyard and a local nature preserve. C&C welcome. Thanks for looking.




2013 dhblick photography

#1 Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) at the nature preserve

  Canon EOS 7D    330mm    f/10.0    1/1000s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  





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#2 Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) at the nature preserve

  Canon EOS 7D    400mm    f/5.6    1/500s    125 ISO    0.0 EV  





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#3 White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) from the backyard

  Canon EOS 7D    400mm    f/5.6    1/125s    125 ISO    0.0 EV  





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#4 Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) from the backyard

  Canon EOS 7D    400mm    f/8.0    1/1250s    320 ISO    0.0 EV  





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#5 Juvi Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) from the backyard

  Canon EOS 7D    400mm    f/5.6    1/640s    250 ISO    0.0 EV  




Apr 11, 2013 at 09:28 PM
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Den, you did a very good job on these, especially on the exposure . I choose #2 and 3 as the best of this set. #1 is nice also, but distracting elements are taking my eyes away from the subject.
The same with #2 the bird house in the foreground is too intrusive.
I know some times there isn't much we can do about it. However using tight composition may help the viewer keep the eyes on the subject. Just try to make the subject the most prominent, bright and sharp element of your image and get rid of all the rest that is not helping the composition
Here is what I mean. I hope this helps and I will delete my re-work once you've seen it.
Keep shooting
Socrate

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Apr 12, 2013 at 12:34 AM
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Shasoc wrote:
Den, you did a very good job on these, especially on the exposure . I choose #2 and 3 as the best of this set. #1 is nice also, but distracting elements are taking my eyes away from the subject.
The same with #2 the bird house in the foreground is too intrusive.
I know some times there isn't much we can do about it. However using tight composition may help the viewer keep the eyes on the subject. Just try to make the subject the most prominent, bright and sharp element of your image and get rid of all the rest
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Thank you Socrate for your feedback. This is the kind of critique that I find very helpful so I can improve my photo techniques. Sometimes I overlook some obvious flaws. I appreciate it.



Apr 12, 2013 at 12:51 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Spring-time in the backyard and at the local nature preserve


A nice set Den. It's 2 and 3 for me ~ Ron


Apr 12, 2013 at 01:23 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Spring-time in the backyard and at the local nature preserve


Beautiful set, I love how you composed #2. Usually, foreground clutters are a no no but this one totally works, excellent!


Apr 12, 2013 at 05:24 AM
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Just try to make the subject the most prominent, bright and sharp element of your image and get rid of all the rest that is not helping the composition. #1 Golden Rule.

#3 is my favorite composition and very well done... the bird is just a bit soft to my eye, probably due to 1/125s. I believe the 7D will produce very nice IQ at higher ISO... so bump the ISO and SS when necessary to freeze the action on these twitchy little guys.

The Downy looks nice but once again just a wee bit soft to my eye... maybe due to heavy cropping?

I've been helped and encouraged so much by so many here on the forum, and do my best to help others with what I hope is perceived as constructive feedback.

Keep shooting and posting... this was a very nice set Den.

Kirk



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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Spring-time in the backyard and at the local nature preserve


nice variety of great shots, love the tree swallows


Apr 12, 2013 at 07:02 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Spring-time in the backyard and at the local nature preserve


nice ones Den.. #3 for me


Apr 12, 2013 at 07:56 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Spring-time in the backyard and at the local nature preserve


Nice set. I like 2 the best - a very difficult bird to photograph due to it's plumage. Nice work!

(it wouldn't be hard to clone out that bird box. it's a great shot but the bird box is distracting).



Apr 12, 2013 at 07:57 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Spring-time in the backyard and at the local nature preserve


Thank you Ron, Jodelak, Kirk, Brian, Kenny and Ashley for your comments and suggestions. This website has definitely turned out to be a great place for learning.


Apr 12, 2013 at 12:38 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Spring-time in the backyard and at the local nature preserve


Fine shots Den. I really like #3
David



Apr 12, 2013 at 04:14 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Spring-time in the backyard and at the local nature preserve


Nice set, I'm also selecting no.3 as my pick from this post.

Paul.



Apr 12, 2013 at 06:00 PM





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