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Coal Tit.


Coal Tit.
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Bagnall (Heyshamite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 396] (2193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400L IS f4-5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/49 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-05-23 5:15
Viewed: 3172
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of those 'better take the camera just in case' pictures. I only went to the hide to top up the feeders but this little Coal Tit presented me with the opportunity of a photo. They are very fidgity birds an cannot keep still so I was pleased to get this shot.
Camera settings:- ISO 200, AV, Spot metering, 560mm focal length, 1.4x converter, hand held.

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To Jamesp: Extender and 100 - 400 LCaptiveLight 5 05-23 12:34
To manuel1982: Coal Tit.Heyshamite 1 05-23 11:42
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Hi Peter

Nice shot - I like the blurred BG which helps focus attention on the bird. The detail on the main part of the bird is very good.

I have the 100-400, which I rarely use, one of the reasons is my 1.4x will not fit!

James

good shot.Excelent sharpes.

Hi Peter,
Very nice captured!
Well done!
TFS,
Serge

Yep, this one is about spot on, pose, POV, colour, exposure etc are all good. Only very minor nit to pick at is the dust spot in the top right corner... just a quick dab with a soft cloning brush would get rid of that.

JAMES if you have the Canon 1.4 extender you can make it work using just a little piece of tape over the last 3 contacts on the lens side of the extender... the contacts to tape over are the last 3 on the opposite end to the 3 raised ones, on the side that the lens fits on. AF will be a little slower and will "hunt" more in low light... but it does work.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-23 7:03]

Hello Peter,
perhaps a day, i could take a beautiful bird like this one. Very nice shot of this small bird. Great colors, light and DOF.

gl

Hi Peter!
Excellent composition, POV and DOF, great colors. Well done!
regards
Dorota

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-05-23 9:08]

Hello Peter
Very nice composition.Sharp image with very good BG.I like the colors and details from the plumage.
TFS Michel

Nice frame-filling shot of the tit, Peter, with good detail. Like how you just have the white patch showing on the head...indicative of this species. Good technique. Best, Brat.

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