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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

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One from Bempton over Easter...

This is probably my favourite, but I don't like the way the sea has had to become underexposed to get the Gannett exposed about right...

Looking at the majority of the photos of gannets this is the case, so I guess I'm going to have to learn to Photoshop the photos so that the bird can be exposed very differently to its surroundings...

Comments would be appreciated as I'm a little lost on this at the moment...
For me the dark background is the least of the issues with this image. The out-of-focus bright patch underneath the bird (boat? another bird?) is far too distracting. Underexposing the background for a white bird is something we just have to accept if it's a bright day and from harshness of the shadow of his/her wing it certainly does look like the light was brighter and harsher than ideal.
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Fairly close encounter with a Great Spotted Woodpecker. Perhaps a bit too "cramped" in the frame.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

I wouldn't want it any tighter in the frame but I don't think it's to tight. More eye contact would be nice.
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

A few from a walk through the Fowlmere reserve the other day: these may not be the sharpest I took, but it's getting late and it's going to be a few days before I get chance to sift through them more carefully...

All E-M1ii, 300mm f4 with the 1.4 converter, variously ISO 800-3200, f5.6 - 7.1 and CAF, mostly single spot, but I'm playing with 5 spots. Most are around 50-80% of the frame.

Fowlmere 2 by drmarkf, on Flickr
Fowlmere 4 by drmarkf, on Flickr
Fowlmere 3 by drmarkf, on Flickr
Fowlmere 1 by drmarkf, on Flickr
Fowlmere by drmarkf, on Flickr

I'm really enjoying using this kit.
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I wouldn't want it any tighter in the frame but I don't think it's to tight. More eye contact would be nice.
Hi David,
I agree on the eye contact. He was so busy pecking for a grub that he did not pay me much attention. I cannot "un-tight" as it is a full frame. The terrain did not allow me to back further without getting twigs in the way. A zoom, or shorter lens, would have been useful.
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A few from a walk through the Fowlmere reserve the other day: these may not be the sharpest I took, but it's getting late and it's going to be a few days before I get chance to sift through them more carefully...

All E-M1ii, 300mm f4 with the 1.4 converter, variously ISO 800-3200, f5.6 - 7.1 and CAF, mostly single spot, but I'm playing with 5 spots. Most are around 50-80% of the frame.


I'm really enjoying using this kit.
The Moorhen for me.
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The Moorhen for me.
The murky grey water spoils it for me. The light on the first flying Greylag makes it the stand out for me.
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

The female Blue Tit egg laying in the evening. Most eggs are laid in the evening, Sometimes the female will lay an egg in the morning also. Given the size of the brood in this box I suspect that the female laid a few morning eggs.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

From the look of the leaves you could think it is spring. From a temperature standpoint it is winter; we have had severe cold over Easter with record low temperatures and risk it will make an impact on trees in blossom. Slow action, except from a lethargic/cooperative Chiff-chaff or I would have come home without firing a shot.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Nice although you've got a lot more greenery than we have. I'm still waiting for some of our normally early summer species.
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Not exactly sure what this bird is, but he was enjoying the sun on the top of a tree.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Spotted flycatcher or another Chiffcaff?
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It's a Chiffchaff.

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It's a Chiffchaff.

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Was it going 'chiff chaff, chiff chaff, chiff chaff, chiff chaff'? Then it's a sound track on a TV show where the sound editor doesn't know it's not a North American species.
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