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    Starling

    Starling

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    Re: Starling

    Terrific!

    Love the expression, color, sharpness.

    Normally might prefer a bird on a more "natural" perch, but the metallic is a great set-off here. Nice results for that 400mm! Composition is dead-on, to me. Exif says "white balance manual". Want to share? Whatever you did seems just right.

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    Re: Starling

    Beautiful shot, everything just fits.

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    Re: Starling

    I agree with the two above. Good work.

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    Re: Starling

    Nice, James.

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    Re: Starling

    Mark the w/b was set to cloudy. My auto focus selection mode was set to manual. I was playing with camera and found a setting for auto-lighting optimizer and since it was a gray day thought I would try it on strong. I am glad you liked the shot. The metal is a bar on a trash dumpster. This pic is cropped about 90%.I will try and post original .

    Thank you Bobo, Greg ,and Paul.

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    Re: Starling

    Thanks for the information - helpful. And these results with that crop make the focus work and lens performance all the more impressive. I've been working on calibrating autofocus on my D600 with my lenses - it varies by lens, and isn't entirely consistent across repeated, replicate, shots if examined critically at 2:1.

    Your results suggest to me that for problems like this, especially when major cropping is anticipated, and in general when there is time, manual focus may be more reliable. Again, very nice, and thank you.

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    Re: Starling

    what great colors on that bird. I'm not sure I've seen one. I agree with Mark. That's pretty impressive sharpness for that crop.

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    Re: Starling

    Beautiful photo... Thank you for sharing.

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    well done james great color and focus.

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