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    A female wren - I think this is one of my best birds.
    Terry
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    Re: My best bird

    Hi,

    It's a very good picture from composition point of view and also it appears to be sharp from the details in the feathers.

    However it is taken with unfavourable light conditions. What I mean is the bird is in shade of the tree, against the light background and there is some lack of contrast. What you could try is to lighten up the mid-tone and increase contrast somewhat.

    Lastly, the background is clean without disturbing elements but I am not sure if I really like the yellow-green hue - it dominates so much (this is my personal view only).

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    • #3
      Re: My best bird

      I pretty much agree with Tordan58 it is a good shot under tough lighting, I hope you don't mind but I did a little work on the image to give you an idea of it's potential with a little work in Adobe Camera RAW & photoshop. There is some motion blur on the tail feathers but that's likely due to the fact she moved.

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        Re: My best bird

        Thanks for the C&C chaps. I agree about it being in the shade. I was actually sitting in a hide taking pics of waterbirds at the local wetlands and this wren flew into a bush nearby.

        I have tried to lighten but not a real expert in PS. All advice helps. The yellow background is in fact natural. It is a mown area of grass which is drying in the sun.

        Think you treatment iMac works a treat.
        Terry
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        • #5
          Re: My best bird

          It is a great shot for composition & iMac's treatment of it works well.

          Thanks for showing. This'll bump it back onto the front page for others to see too.

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          • #6
            Re: My best bird

            Combine the bird of pic 2 with the background of pic 1, and you've got a great shot.

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            • #7
              Re: My best bird

              Originally posted by francois View Post
              Combine the bird of pic 2 with the background of pic 1, and you've got a great shot.
              Yes, I must admit I thought the bright yellow background was rather striking too

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