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Copyright: Nikhil Patwardhan (NikhilBirder) (23)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D100, Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-19 20:17
Viewed: 3701
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Northern Mockingbird on campus. He was quite patient with me and was not too shy. This shot was clicked from about 20 feet away and is about a 50% crop of the original image. He saw something on the ground and was on it in a second, I managed to get some more shots of him too after that.

Exposure: The image was shot in RAW and adjusted by about +1.33 EV in UFRaw before applying curves and levels adjustments. The bird's head and back was "dodged" in GIMP to make it a bit brighter than the branches.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-02-20 17:27]

Hello Nikhil,
Considering you had such a harsh BG. to deal with the exposure on the Mockingbird is quite good. You managed to capture pretty descent detail and nice coloring. I like the intense gaze that he seems to have and the tiny bit of catchlight in his eye.

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