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    Begging For Lunch

    This little guy came up looking for some lunch yesterday. I'm not a bird photographer so C&C welcome. For me personally, DOF is probably just a touch too shallow.

    Begging For Lunch

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    Re: Begging For Lunch

    Hi Malcolm. This is not my area of expertise but to me your rendition is using DoF to great advantage to portray the subject cleanly and clearly separated from the busy background. I like it very much!

    I trust his winning smile earned him a bite of your lunch?

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    Re: Begging For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldcoastgolfer View Post
    For me personally, DOF is probably just a touch too shallow.
    I don't think so. I, like Frank, think you've got it right.

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    Re: Begging For Lunch

    Looks fine to me Malcolm. Maybe the tail feathers are a fraction on the soft side but this isn't something I would worry about for a live in the wild shot. The risk is while getting that absolutely perfect may well throw out something more important.

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    Re: Begging For Lunch

    Like the others, i think you got it right Malcolm, well done.

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    Re: Begging For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    Looks fine to me Malcolm. Maybe the tail feathers are a fraction on the soft side but this isn't something I would worry about for a live in the wild shot. The risk is while getting that absolutely perfect may well throw out something more important.
    It was the tail feathers I was a bit concerned about - but i was probably being a bit picky. Thanks for the feedback everyone.

    PS - yes, he did get some lunch

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    Re: Begging For Lunch

    Agreed, looks great to me. Nice sharp clear eye and detail in the feathers. Glad to hear he/she got a bite to eat.

    Wendy

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    Great shot Malcolm! Well composed. You kept your subject to the left leaving a lead on the direction he is facing. What aperture was this shot at? The tail is ever so slightly soft but definitely a keeper.

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    Re: Begging For Lunch

    1.8. I had my 50mm on and he was pretty close but also on the ground so I was conscious of the grass on the ground becoming too distracting. I took one or two at 2.8 but didn't like the composition.

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