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classic pose
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Copyright: Sue Rickhuss (snaphappy) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 161 W: 21 N: 233] (1948)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Tamron 70-300mm Macro, 55mm Skylight 1A
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Robins, A day in the life of scrag [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-16 9:40
Viewed: 3190
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My model has been chosing some interesting perches for me lately, said he wanted his best side shot on this one, even though it was in heavy shade, the tele could hardly cope without the fill in flash. 200 shots of him later only 8 decent ones to upload this week. I am sure he will be back for more......worms.
any tips on bird photos most appreciated though I have no tripod.

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your feathery friend is so cute, sue! :-)
great shot with wonderful details and a terrific pose,
the focus seems a little bit soft on a few spots though,
which are maybe from the 1/60 at 300mm, these are not easy to manage without tripod.
i like to use an exposure time which
is close to the focal length, so with 300 mm at least 1/250
or 1/320. tips for bird shots? nice sunny weather? *g*
you already used ISO400, i would not like to use 800 or 1600
due to the noise. sorry, no good idea at the moment.
good job & take care, thorsten.

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-10-16 10:27]

Hi Sue,
lovely composition and framing :)
Vishal Sabharwal

Oh! Nice closeup! :) Good colors. A elegant pose of the bird. :) Good crop too! I like this.

  • fartash Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1013 W: 54 N: 1431] (5161)
  • [2006-10-16 10:58]

Hey sue
Very nice shot of bird,
I like to see this shot in large format.
Beautiful colors and composition.
I'll be back later :-)


Excellent photo.

Good exposure and detail. The colours are very nice and the composition is fantastic.


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-16 11:55]

Hi Sue,

Again a nice shot of your robin,well captured with good colors and sharpness,


Hi Sue

Another lovely shot of your friend. Love the pose. Good sharpness and clarity. Well done. TFS.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2006-10-16 12:54]

Classique mais bien réussie.
Bonne journée.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-10-16 13:38]

Hi Sue,

Lovely composition of this cute robin. I like the pose; the colors and sharpness are okay.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-16 14:38]

Cute shot with a nice composition, colours and details



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  • Mazer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 65 W: 3 N: 34] (104)
  • [2006-10-16 20:33]
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Hi Sue,
The easy way to get sharper pictures at the speed is to get an image stabilised lens, now thats not always easy, the same as getting a good tripod setup. If i am not mistaken the 350D you can set the X-sync speed 1/200 sec. That may be an idea just to see what results you may get from those settings, you should beable to access it from the custom settings menu. Also you could bump the ISO up to 800, as the 350 should give you limited noise and a useable picture. Anyway i hope this helps :)

As for the picture its well composed and a little soft, however considering the size of the subject and your shutter speed you did a very good job capturing this Robin.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-17 8:13]

Hello Sue,
this close up is darling, such a lovely pose and the crop you choose works very well. Very nice details, sharpness and colors.

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