I'm not sure why my bird posts always seem to follow Joe's.. it's just not fair!
I was pretty happy to get this shot of a black duck in action, as they are challenging to photograph, and I think it is very much improved from my last photos of these guys. I'd appreciate some feedback.
Manual iso 800 SS 1600 matrix metering Exp +1 A6 (as wide as I can go) Basic edits in lightroom 4.1
I caught the reflection of a duck in action, which I rotated right side up. I'm not sure if this is just a silly thing to try and photograph or if it has merit?
A goose in flight
I can't seem to capture any detail in the feathers for birds in flight? And I'm also still trying for eye contact
Robin on a branch.
I shot wide open but the background was still pretty wild, even after I fixed all the purple branches so I blurred the background... I know my selection is not perfect as I'm still learning to edit but I would like to know if I have the right idea by trying to blur the background or does it just look poor.
For the Robin, same camera specs as above but SS was 2000 because the light was better
After this post I'm going to take a break from these postings and just practice on my birds for a while.
All feed back appreciated. Thank you in advance.