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Jun 04, 2011 22:46 |  #1

Fairly new to photography. Here are a couple shots. I'm still working on consistency.

Screech Owl at a local bird sanctuary.

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Macaw at a local Bush wildlife sanctuary
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Jun 05, 2011 02:55 |  #2

These seem fine to me. Nice colors and very sharp. I'm not sure about the framing in the second one, but you may not have had a better choice.


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Jun 05, 2011 09:00 |  #3

gibbit1 wrote in post #12538632 (external link)
These seem fine to me. Nice colors and very sharp. I'm not sure about the framing in the second one, but you may not have had a better choice.

Thanks. I'm working on composition, I still have a kind'of P&S mentality. Rule of thirds, golden mean, etc are not instinctual ...yet.


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Jun 05, 2011 11:24 |  #4

The first one is my favourite. However, the second one has great colour.


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Jun 05, 2011 12:39 |  #5

I love the screech owl pic.


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Jun 06, 2011 05:11 |  #6

The scarlet macaw is stunning, brilliant color. Compstion isnt all that bad, you have to do what you can with birds.. little buggers move too much


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Jun 06, 2011 13:18 |  #7

I love the bird sanctuary! :)
The owl pic looks to be just a tad blown in the highlights, but your macaw capture is fantastic! Such vivid colors.


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Jun 06, 2011 13:20 |  #8

were you using a tripod?




  
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Jun 06, 2011 19:58 as a reply to  @ porky101's post |  #9

No tripod, total newbie luck on the sharpness. I know better now.

The Screech Owl is named "Twig" and is an education bird used by the local bird sanctuary (external link), so I can't claim that it was a difficult shot. He is very use to humans, in fact there were two 10 year olds within 12 inch of him when I snapped the shot. I was bummed that the highlights were blown, however it was the only angle that didn't have a kid, a trainer, or literature in the frame.

The macaw was tame as well. I did try some PP on the upper right to remove a blown highlight.

Here a couple more from the same trips.

Wild Bird Sanctuary ... Eagle named "Liberty". Can you tell I'm practicing my PP? I removed part of the handler on the bottom left.

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Exposure 1/250 sec
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Focal Length 194mm

Scarlet Macaws
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Focal Length 79mm

Thanks for looking and for the comments.

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