Helpful Posts: 0
4th August 2011, 11:16 PM
5th August 2011, 12:27 AM
Ken, you seem to have a knack for finding a wide variety of birds and you seem to know them all on a first name basis! I really like # 1 but would be tempted to tone down the distracting brown thingys in the background.
5th August 2011, 04:25 AM
5th August 2011, 07:21 AM
Cocky little fella isn't he, hope you didn't keep him waiting too long
7th August 2011, 04:49 AM
Well its number 3 for me. Somthing about the way he has his head cocked and seems to be looking right at you. thanks for sharing.
Last edited by Dave Humphries; 7th August 2011 at 10:57 AM.
7th August 2011, 11:10 AM
I wish I had a penny for everytime I took a shot that has the problem(s) you have here; They're at least a stop over exposed (black and white birds like this are the bain of any metering system, especially if you don't have the opportunity to review the histogram or blinkies and apply -EC)
They're not too sharp either, focusing on a fast moving bird against this kind of background is a nightmare, I'd go for the black/white patterns on the neck (for a slightly less mobile target), rather than the eye/head/beak. Single point, continuous focus mode helps.
Don't feel bad, you have joined a club, that's all
I take hundreds like this
Getting this kind of opportunity right is largely luck, more experience helps, but there's still luck in there.
The compositions are good, but I felt duty bound to offer hints/advice on dealing with the other problems, even though that has meant being fairly negative overall. Since we're here to learn, I hope you're ok with my critique.
UPDATE: A further thought Ken, over exposure doesn't help with good sharpness either, the highlights bloom over the edges.
Last edited by Dave Humphries; 7th August 2011 at 01:39 PM.