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Waxwings and a Goldfinch

A couple of firsts for me this week. Trusty old E400 EC14 70-300

The Waxwing shots aren't too clever (not as good as David Morrison) but they are the best I have taken of them


Waxwing Shrewsbury by Tim J Preston, on Flickr

The wing colours are brilliant

Waxwing Shrewsbury by Tim J Preston, on Flickr

This was taken through a double glazed window:

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Re: Waxwings and a Goldfinch

Are these dark? Look fine on my PC but dark on I pad?
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Re: Waxwings and a Goldfinch

Timmy, they do look a little dark here ! They would come up better with CO pro6 or 7 - I know how great/exciting it is to capture a shot as these
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Re: Waxwings and a Goldfinch

Have to have a fiddle with my monitor in that case. Thanks
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Look dark on my phone also but good captures my shots were dark last week got noise when I adjusted them.
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Re: Waxwings and a Goldfinch

Way too dark on my Mac.
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Re: Waxwings and a Goldfinch

Tim now on desktop and they are still dark. Hope this helps?
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Re: Waxwings and a Goldfinch

They are dark....with birds in trees I like to go with spot metering and some + ex comp.....only thing is remembering or having the time to do it.
A lighten will sort them out to a degree and they can be great shots for your records.
I only saw Waxwings a few weeks ago and got more or less the same shots...if you want some better ones keep your ears to the ground for sightings as they are touring the country looking for food. They are quite accommodating considering there's always a bevy of photers scrambling below them.
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Re: Waxwings and a Goldfinch

I have tried playing with them to bring them back but I am just generating noise.

Never mind, I'll try again.
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Re: Waxwings and a Goldfinch

Better?


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Re: Waxwings and a Goldfinch

Excellent Tim! You've done a good job.
Care to say how?
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Re: Waxwings and a Goldfinch

Looks good a bit of noise but Ok. By the way your third photo on first post is not opening and has strange messages in varying languages showing in a box. You may have worked on that shot and not refreshed? .
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