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February 4th, 2005, 10:47 PM
Wanted to try my hand at birds, with these...what do you think?
February 5th, 2005, 12:42 AM
The first one is best, since you got the eye. The focus seems just a little soft, though. The eye is the key to getting the viewer to connect with the animal, IMHO, and if you get the eye in sharp, a little softness elsewhere will not really hurt the shot. It's hard to get these little guys though, and the color is fantastic.
February 5th, 2005, 03:12 AM
Agree on the eye, it's important to see that, and have a little catchlight for making the animal look alive. Only problem with the first shot is the branch behind the head. It's blurred a bit which helps though. The background is difficult to control - you take what you get many times with animals and birds.
February 5th, 2005, 08:18 AM
Nice group of shots Freddy! Now I know where these birds are from.....they have a few in the zoo near me but the sign never said what corner of the globe they were from.
February 5th, 2005, 08:41 AM
Nice group of shop[ts but the first one is best. May I suggest that if you put your pics in the thread and request opinions or critiques, you may want to add what the shooting details are.
February 5th, 2005, 10:15 AM
Sharpness and focus on the eyes are the key. Birds and Monkeys are real tough.....