Pine Warbler

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Registered: Sep 20, 2010
Total Posts: 201
Country: United States

Taken in Kaplan, LA a few weeks ago. C&C welcome.

Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Country: United States

A real nice shot Kelly ~ Ron

Registered: Sep 20, 2010
Total Posts: 201
Country: United States

Thank you, Ron.

Larry Williams
Registered: Nov 05, 2006
Total Posts: 7195
Country: United States

I find shooting Warblers a very valuable experience, something that I just love to do. Your Warbler is super.
The little stub of a branch by the Warbler's tail is a bit distracting. IMHO, if it were cloned out, the photo would even be super-plus,

Registered: Dec 08, 2006
Total Posts: 2799
Country: Canada

Very nice, sharp nice bg, I'd clone the branch stub and the whole tree on the right

Registered: Sep 20, 2010
Total Posts: 201
Country: United States

Thanks, guys! I never even thought about those distractions. I appreciate your advise.

Rob Tillyer
Registered: Nov 17, 2007
Total Posts: 14011
Country: Canada

Beautiful bird well photographed. Here's another vote for the clone.


Registered: Jul 02, 2010
Total Posts: 27583
Country: Canada

Nice looking warbler Kelly!

Registered: Feb 08, 2005
Total Posts: 138
Country: United States

Hi Kelly,

I love the vivid colors of this little guy. Excellent composition, great sharpness, beautiful creamy BG.

Incidentally, I checked out your website, and you have a lot of great pictures there. The site is very well done.

Dennis B.

Registered: May 02, 2010
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Country: United States

Wonderful shot Kelly ! Great lighting and background . Nice to see another from LA. on the board Very nice web site by the way.


Registered: Mar 19, 2010
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Country: United States

Great shot and great pose Kelly. These little ones won't stand still for you to get clean shot, and yours is so nice.


David Leask
Registered: Nov 19, 2003
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Country: United Kingdom

Beautiful shot Kelly, super colours and detail.

Lil Judd
Registered: Oct 19, 2007
Total Posts: 18726
Country: United States

Beautiful shot Kelly,

clone or not - it's a beautiful shot.

I clone as little as possible.


Registered: Feb 02, 2010
Total Posts: 34583
Country: Canada

great job on the little warbler Kelly

Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
Total Posts: 34816
Country: United States

The shot has a very pleasing impact, good angle, good exposure, pretty bird and that all is pleasing to the eye.

After first impression the rest is just areas to step back and evaluate at your comfort to see if there are changes that you would like to improve the presentation. For me what comes to mind more that the stub above the tail is the large area of lighter BG in front of the bird (the thick tree area). My focus goes more to the eye so I don't see the stub by the tail as much as the other larger area

Again, this is a great shot, C&C is my opinion or a polite suggestion for 'possible' improvement.

Registered: Sep 13, 2008
Total Posts: 11992
Country: United States

Very, very nice image Kelly. The guys have given some options for your consideration, i always want to hear other people's perspective.
I do think its very well presented as is though.


Registered: Nov 30, 2004
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Country: United States

I didn't see the branch stub until someone wanted it removed, no need for that at all.

Registered: Jul 08, 2008
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Registered: Jan 19, 2011
Total Posts: 2625
Country: Canada

beautiful image

Registered: Jul 10, 2006
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Country: United States

A beautiful Pine Warbler portrait, Kelly. Love the alert pose and sharp details.

Best Wishes,

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