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Jul 01, 2013 08:34 |  #1

This is my first try at wild life meaning birds so here it goes. Here is a photo i took this moring he was a pain to catch he just did wont to sit still but this is what i got any advice and comments are welcome thanks in advance


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Jul 01, 2013 16:15 |  #2

Birds are tough. Birds in flight are even tougher. I didn't check your exif data, but it's hard to get a really great shot of a bird without a pretty long lens and you still will find yourself cropping a bit.

As far as composition, I'd suggest cropping so that you remove part of the top and the right. I'd rather see the bird flying into the scene then just dead center.

I don't know what you have for editing software, but I'd bring down the highlights (the brush) and bring up the blacks enough to be able to see the birds eye clearly.

Check out the bird forum for more tips on birds. You can also take a look at some of my bird shots to see what I do when I compose bird shots.

Keep at it!

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Jul 01, 2013 16:42 as a reply to  @ Q-Man's post |  #3

Birds are tough. Birds in flight are even tougher

Can you say "understatement"...eve​n using a long lens, catching those small, darting suckers in the Auto Focus square, with any consistency, is next to impossible. :lol:
You have some choices to make...improve your reflexes with practice and/or get a longer lens or, go for larger, slower flying birds. Don't count on a great number of keepers.

Tack sharp eyes in BIF images are scarcer than hen's teeth...now that's a really big groaner. :lol:


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Jul 02, 2013 13:39 as a reply to  @ chauncey's post |  #4

thanks alote for the comments i will keep at as for editing softwere i have photoshop cs6 and i do need to get a longer lense


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