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    Red-winged Blackbird

    My first picture post though have entered a competition or 2.

    Please leave constructive comment. I have thick skin.

    The Gal
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    The Guy
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    Red-winged Blackbird

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    Re: Red-winged Blackbird

    My selection is numbers 1 and 2, i find them beautiful, all others are good too but i prefer the first for the simpler background and absence of plant leaves. Maybe i'm wrong but the PP in others is a little too visible, i see brighten and sharpness applied, maybe it's jut my eye.

    Action in 3 and 4 is incomplete and gives me a rare sensation.
    On 5 and 6 the bird sings and i don't like the face.
    (of course very personal sensation)

    Beautiful shots.

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    Re: Red-winged Blackbird

    Favorites are 2nd and last. In the last looks like singing opera!! I like the guy series but agree with Gonzalo, maybe too processed? but then Im using an old monitor right now. Beautiful action shots I like this series

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    Re: Red-winged Blackbird

    Thanks I really appreciate the comments and will bear them in mind for future shots.

    Have only taken up photography less then a year ago and have so much to learn.

    I have "gentler" faces of the male but wanted to show the intensity of his performance so to speak.

    Can you please explain what "incomplete" action means.

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    Re: Red-winged Blackbird

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Can you please explain what "incomplete" action means.
    Sure, when i say incomplete i refer to a moment of action who occurs before the full action take place. By example, a complete action to me in a box combat, could be a punch hiting on the face (it's a common shot in this sport), and an incomplete would be the same image but before -> a fighter starting to throw the punch, so the sensation is the action has no ended.

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    Re: Red-winged Blackbird

    Thanks for responding Gonzalo.

    I see what you mean. Might be possible for larger, slower and less agile birds but these guys are like lightning and impossible (for me) to catch with a completed liftoff or even a landing.

    And the burst rate on my 550D is no match for the speed of these guys. Actually this was the first time ever for me to capture a relatively in focus pic of such a small bird taking off.
    Last edited by Bobobird; 9th June 2011 at 06:12 AM.

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