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    Green Bee Eater

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    Re: Green Bee Eater

    Hi there,
    you have certainly captured a very sharp picture of the bird, we done. The bluring of the background is a little to heavy for me, I don't know if you would consider crop a small amount off the top and righthand side. If you did this I think you would also need to clone out the twig/leafs at the bottom right, to balance things up a bit.
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Green Bee Eater

    Hi pinakibaidya,

    I spent a while studying this thinking that some 'heavy handed' cloning had been done, or the lens had awful bokeh, but in the end, I decided it is just a very 'unsympathetic' background lit in an even more unsympathetic way

    I wonder if toning the exposure down on the background (and foreground) might help?
    Don't over do it though.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Green Bee Eater

    Excellent shot. The bird is nice and sharp.

    The background is distracting as posted but not that much when looking at the larger version in the lightbox.

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    Re: Green Bee Eater

    I would certainly crop closer to remove some of that distracting background.

    But I wonder about cropping and/or cloning a bit from the left side as well to remove that small piece of twig which I find the most distracting from the bird.

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    Re: Green Bee Eater

    Thank you all.Dave had posted bird photographs taken by Nikon P510?I am thinking of buying one.I can not decide whether i should invest in a new compact camera or in a teleconverter both of which are similarly priced.Awful background was due to f/6.7 aperture.Though maximum aperture at 300mm is f/5.6 i have found it hard to autofocus sometimes at maximum aperture.Any suggestion?
    Last edited by pinakibaidya; 19th January 2013 at 01:22 PM.

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