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Old 18th June 2010
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Back from a break

Been on family duties ( including our Grandaughter's Christening ) for the last couple of weeks. However in the last few days I managed to get a few shots of birds less commonly seen on feeders.







Unfortunately all shot through a window as usual.


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Re: Back from a break

Everyone seems to be managing to get shots of Jays at the moment. Me... though I've seen loads of them, I haven't managed a decent shot of one yet. Wish they'd come onto my birdfeeder Peter!!
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Re: Back from a break

Nice shots Peter, interesting that they're all members of the crow family. A sort of extended family get together at the feeder
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Re: Back from a break

To get a balence of views I think 1 and 3 are way too dark and soft but 2 would be better a bit smaller and a slight sharpen.Also lighten all over and a burn on the plumage to show more detail.
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Re: Back from a break

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Everyone seems to be managing to get shots of Jays at the moment. Me... though I've seen loads of them, I haven't managed a decent shot of one yet. Wish they'd come onto my birdfeeder Peter!!
Not my birdfeeder unfortunately, it's on our nature reserve at Abberton Reservoir. The current upside to the construction work which has stared to increase the capacity of the reservoir is that many birds, particularly the crow family, have been displaced from their traditional nesting sites due to the removal of trees and they have moved onto our reserve. We now have a rookery on the reserve for the first time and interestingly now the rooks have fledged the jackdaws have mooved in and taken over their nests.

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Nice shots Peter, interesting that they're all members of the crow family. A sort of extended family get together at the feeder
Thanks Huw. Yes we're inundated with crows at the moment, we even had a carrion crow onthe feeder today.

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To get a balence of views I think 1 and 3 are way too dark and soft but 2 would be better a bit smaller and a slight sharpen.Also lighten all over and a burn on the plumage to show more detail.
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Thanks for your helpful comments Keith. I need to improve my PP skills and pay more attention to resizing but I'll get there eventually.
I did some sharpening but the windows are not as clean as clean as Huw's. The reason for this is that the air is currently full of dust due to the construction work. This shot @ FL 42mm rather than 500mm shows the current backdrop to the feeders.




I'm amazed we get any birds at all!

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