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    Eastern Bluebird

    This is my first eastern bluebird. Tough one to get close to without spooking it.

    Eastern Bluebird

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    I do like that Steve. The tones and textures right across the images work very well together.

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    What a nice little bird shot! Nice work, Steve.

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    Thanks peter, what i like most is the curved limb it is sitting on.

    Wish i could have cut the distance in half. Its kind of a heavy crop, but DXO saved the day again.

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    He's lovely Steve. It's as if I could reach out and touch him.

    I'm keen to learn how people take their bird photos so would you please share your setup info?

    Thanks

    R

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    Re: Eastern Bluebird

    Quote Originally Posted by jiro View Post
    What a nice little bird shot! Nice work, Steve.
    Thank you jiro, i've been after one of these for quite a while. They are very skittish. Because of their size you have to get close.

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    Beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    Thanks peter, what i like most is the curved limb it is sitting on.
    I did look at the limb within the overall composition and I agree with you. The other thing is when you cropped it you left the bird sitting rather high in the frame, which adds to his prominance and importance. Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camellia View Post
    He's lovely Steve. It's as if I could reach out and touch him.

    I'm keen to learn how people take their bird photos so would you please share your setup info?

    Thanks

    R
    I took this particular shot just walking through the park. I saw several bluebirds flying between the trees and a crab apple tree. I positioned myself between the two spots, placing the sun behind and to my right a little. I just waited around for a few min. to see what would happen. One of them landed right in front of me on the limb and gave me a few shots.

    Here is the exif if that helps

    Tv(Shutter Speed)
    1/640Sec.
    Av(Aperture Value)
    F5.6
    Metering Modes
    Spot
    Exposure Compensation
    +2/3
    ISO Speed
    400
    Lens
    -
    Focal Length
    420.0 mm

    I spot metered off the light blue and orange and set the exposure comp. to +2/3ev . The lighter colors are prob. only +1/3ev brighter than neutral, but i like to over expose just a touch and bring it back in post.

    Camera and lens are a canon 40D w/ 300 f/4L + 1.4TC shot hand held . Almost all of my wildlife shots are hand held or with a monopod. It takes too long to set up a tripod.

    hope this helps,

    steve
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 17th January 2011 at 01:17 PM. Reason: fix quote tag

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Noelle View Post
    Beautiful!
    Thank you katy, they are very pretty little birds.

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    Very nice.

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