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    Birds from the past...

    Recently I have been tweaking and cataloging images that I captured earlier in the year. I came across these which I like. C&C welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

    Willet

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    Red-winged Blackbird

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    Brown Pelican

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    Re: Birds from the past...

    Joe, these are really nice captures. I like the last one (Catbird) best.



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    Joe,

    Really not much for me to say other than stunning.

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    The isolation of the subject on the willet shot is awesome. And the bird is well exposed. Preening shots rarely look as good as they seem at time of capture and this one is no exception. IMO a clear, complete view of the bird with those techs would really be an over the top image.

    The pelicans are really nice clean, well executed shots. The catbird is spot on with the techs and the bird is in a nice pose. Some work on the BG would help a lot, at minimum getting rid of the bright grass/branches sticking in from the right side of the frame.

    Don't you love going back through files that you haven't looked at for a while and coming up with some nice images?

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    Re: Birds from the past...

    Quote Originally Posted by Digital View Post
    Joe, these are really nice captures. I like the last one (Catbird) best.



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    Thanks Bruce, I appreciate you viewing and commenting. I kind of like the catbird myself.

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    Joe,

    Really not much for me to say other than stunning.
    Hello Grahame, thank you for commenting and viewing, very much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernFocus View Post
    The isolation of the subject on the willet shot is awesome. And the bird is well exposed. Preening shots rarely look as good as they seem at time of capture and this one is no exception. IMO a clear, complete view of the bird with those techs would really be an over the top image.

    The pelicans are really nice clean, well executed shots. The catbird is spot on with the techs and the bird is in a nice pose. Some work on the BG would help a lot, at minimum getting rid of the bright grass/branches sticking in from the right side of the frame.

    Don't you love going back through files that you haven't looked at for a while and coming up with some nice images?
    Hello Dan, thank you for taking the time to comment in depth, I appreciate the feedback. I do like going back through the images, as my skills increase I see things and ways to make them better. Fall is approaching and the migratory birds will be arriving so I was filing this years keepers getting ready to make some more images.

    Below are additional captures of the Willet, I think one may be the full clear view of the bird you mentioned.

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    Hi Joe: Thanks for sharing these. I always look forward to your posts. I particularly like #1 and # 4. I wish I had shots like these that I could forget, about and then re-discover!

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    #1 in the second set is about perfect. Love that position on birds. Looking back across the shoulder you get the eye contact plus the more interesting plumage on the back/wings vs the breast. That's really a nice shot.

    I figured you must have more frames of that one. When they're preening they usually don't go anywhere soon and there is ample time to snap a few shots. Nicely done.

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    Got to agree with Dan on the second set although I am pulled between no.1 and 2. The second shot with the ripples defining the boundary between bird and reflection is quite special.

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    Thanks for sharing Joe... Beautiful images... I would like to see some more pelican photos one day

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    Re: Birds from the past...

    Quote Originally Posted by Suzan J View Post
    Hi Joe: Thanks for sharing these. I always look forward to your posts. I particularly like #1 and # 4. I wish I had shots like these that I could forget, about and then re-discover!
    Hello Suzan, thank you for viewing and commenting. I had all of the keepers for 2013 to date to file, there were some pleasant surprises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernFocus View Post
    #1 in the second set is about perfect. Love that position on birds. Looking back across the shoulder you get the eye contact plus the more interesting plumage on the back/wings vs the breast. That's really a nice shot.

    I figured you must have more frames of that one. When they're preening they usually don't go anywhere soon and there is ample time to snap a few shots. Nicely done.
    Thanks Dan, I appreciate the feedback and your opinion. I like what you do so your comments are good advice to see if I am on the right track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John 2 View Post
    Got to agree with Dan on the second set although I am pulled between no.1 and 2. The second shot with the ripples defining the boundary between bird and reflection is quite special.
    Thanks John, your comments are very much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christina S View Post
    Thanks for sharing Joe... Beautiful images... I would like to see some more pelican photos one day
    Thank you Christina, I appreciate you viewing and commenting. Dottie and I are heading to the coast along the Gulf of Mexico tomorrow. Hopefully shoot some wading birds in the early morning and then flying gulls and pelicans later on from the fishing piers. So I should have some pelicans to post in a couple days.

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    Thank you Joe... I'm missing my pelicans so appreciated. Enjoy your time with Dottie.

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