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Another Motion Shot

Another Motion Shot
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Copyright: Angelina Deans (angybone) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1047 W: 14 N: 2372] (7684)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: OLYMPUS E-500, Olympus Zuiko 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-04 6:13
Viewed: 4332
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One thing about Senor Rojo, he doesn't like to be still for too long which makes photographing the little booger a chore. I'm using my 70-300mm lens lately and I need light or a slow shutter and open aperature. Well, nothing wants to cooperate. ha ha Of course, the f-stop should be an 8 or something because of the lens, right? Which means I have to slow down the shutter in the low light.
And this lens seems to create more noise so when I change my ISO to 200 or better, I get very noisy shot.
Any suggestions?

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-04 6:20]
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Hi Angelina. You could use a free download called Neatimage this helps to get rid of noise. Any way you have blurred feet and legs where it was moving but other than that it a fine close up of this beautiful bird. Which you have taken with fine detail and colours in the featehrs. well done TFS.

This is a very good shot and the movement here in the picture is not a distraction at all. I loved the catch light as well. I can understand your agony with Fstop and shutter speed, we have go through this every day but at the same time i'm surprised there is noise at 200 ISO in your camera, coz most of the camera's today produce good results at 200 ISO and i'm not sure whether its ur lens:-)

One way to overcome is usage of good flash :-), but the picture might look flat :-(

As Nick said, neat image will also work wonders with noise.

Goutham R

Hi Angelina,
a nice action shot - the bird is just moving and you made that sharp shot.
It's a wonderful red one, I like it very much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-01-04 8:48]

Merhaba Angelina,
Bu kırmızı renkli kuşun harika bir karesini sunmuşsun. Renkler ve detaylar enfes olmuş. Emeğine sağlık.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-04 9:01]

Hello Angelina,
This Cardinal looks very determined as he's walking along. Excellent focus on the eye and lovely colours. I find the blurred effect rather nice here and I like the background colour and the composition. Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-04 9:02]

Hi Angy,

It's so nice to have you and Senor Rojo back again! He is as beautiful as ever. I think this picture is just fine - the only movement is what is moving - his legs. Beautiful colors and details. I haven't seen a Cardinal here in months!


Well, in freezing motion, this one is much better than the last Angelina, the feet in motion provides some positive dynamism and the neutral BG enhances the natural colours of the bird nicely. Good job indeed!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-04 9:25]

Hi Angelina.
What a cute shot. Your funny partner looks like it is dancing. Bravo, great timing and very nice front POV. Sunlight, colours are vivid and nice. My compliments.

hello Angelina

my experience with the Red Cardinals is that they are very fearfull birds,
excellent shot of Senor Rojo, with fine POV and framing,
beautiful luminosity on the bird and colour tones of its plumage,
excellent sharpness and details of its boady
and i love the feets blur showing the motion of the image, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-01-04 15:04]

Hi Angelina,this pic give us a really sense of dancing! Beautiful idea and perfect realisation,finally something to different on TN;-) Have a nice week,Luciano

Hello Angy

Quite the little high stepper.
The colour and lighting is terrific.
Lovely sharpness and detail the focus is very good.
The eye level POV is well done.


Great sense of motion seen Jane, he's got an uphill battle for 2009 ;}
Speaking of uphill battles, we all struggle with this issue when trying for action shots. At the end of the day, it depends on the camera sensors sensitivity & usable ISO range..along with your lens "brightness".
You know the rest of the stuff :)
Best wishes for a Happy New Year mf,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-05 8:44]

Hi Angelina,
Beautiful capture.I liked colors,clear eyes,motion effect on legs and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-01-05 13:12]

So good to see another shot from you, Angy!
This is a very cool photo of this hopping Red Cardinal :-)
Very good action.
Sharp and crisp.

Well done,

p.s I hope you've been well.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-01-05 18:48]

Hello Angelina,
Great shot of our state bird, love the action it shows. You've captured some wonderful colors in the birds plumage as well as the BG. Well done!! TFS.
I also have a 70-300MM 1:4-5.6 so I can relate to your frustrations with the amount of light you need in a lot of situations. I'm thinking of getting a 200MM F2.8 sometime in the future, which I hope will help in low light conditions.

gawd..I didn't even know you were back to taking images..Fine show Angel...I should like to use as an in between from my snow images....if you please...I hope you can live up to your New Years promise!

No suggestions at all; why??? This is a LOVELY PIECE of work, "AS IS".
Dear Angelina,
Girl, this place is COLD COLD COLD!!!
Cannot see much of the wild life this time of year, here in Alberta, unless one goes out into the 'bush' country.
Fond regards from Bernardete & self, both to you and your loved ones.... includes your "furry" guys too.

Nice shot. The colours and composition look beautiful. I woud have preferred to keep the thing on which the bird is moving horizontal. The sparkle in the eye of the bird makes it look full of life.

Hi Angelina,
really funny step dancers's gait, well captured in motion in front of a perfectly cooperative clean background in perfect light. I love those feet lifted in the air, and Senor Rojo's self assertive upright pose while walking against the sun.
Thank you! Best regards,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-01-12 17:50]

Hi Angelina.
Sr. Rojo could not be better in this lovely photo in motion, I like the fine colors of feathers, well focus in his eyes and the nice BG makes it even better.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-01-19 4:05]

Oh Boy! Now here is a man who is always on the move;)
The motion registered in the legs doesnt affect the beauty of the capture you present to us.I dream of seeing a Cardinal with my own eyes in real...other than admiring and (also envying) you Americans for being able to have this as one of the abudant birds in your part of the world.The catchlight makes the shot more effective. The burning red on the bird is so nicely highlighted by the ambient light streaming from left.Well done...

TFS....why did u stop with this one...keep them coming girl;)

P.S:-Thanks to Asbed(Celtic Ranger) who is exploring and learning all Manual functions of P&S,i have also become motivated to understand my P&S options better.I am slowly becoming familar with the action and reactions of fiddling with the settings- shutterspeed,ISO, light etc...So i could atleast understand the reasons for the noise problem you mentioned in your note.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-01-21 18:07]

Hi Angelina,
Wonderful shot of this cardinal with such lovely colours on its plumage. Though the motion is not freezed it still portrays a fine perspective with the legs shown in motion and the body perfectly captured. The image is neat and sharp with superb handling of natural lighting and a fabulous glint on its eyes.

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