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Eastern Yellow Robin

Eastern Yellow Robin
Photo Information
Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS, Canon 12x zoom 36-432mm equivalent
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Birds of Australia, My east Australian desert trip, North-east New South Wales, Robins of the World, Yellow Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-18 15:58
Viewed: 5919
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis), a common passerine of eastern Australia. It is found in a wide variety of forest types from open woodland to rainforest and at all altitudes. This species is a delightful companion in the bush and will often follow people (at a distance), catching insects disturbed from forest tracks as you walk by.

This was shot in rainforest at Dorrigo NP and the light levels were pretty low and I was using ISO of 200. There was a lot of noise in the image and of course this is a crop of around half the original frame. At the time, I also took two shot with fill-flash, but they didnít work at all. With this shot, I tried NeatImage to reduce the noise, but it wasnít terribly successful. I also tried manual reduction in Photoshop, which was time consuming.

I suppose the moral of the story is that compact cameras such as my S2 will never match a DSLR and I post this shot to illustrate the trade off you get in low light.
I know its not perfect so donít be too harsh with your critiques.

Thanks for looking.

klemmg, tinman, TAZ, coasties, petrudamsa, ellis49, livios, mlines has marked this note useful
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Good capture, I like the post and the great colour contrast in this bird. You mentioned the low light conditions and noise problem, under these conditions you did extremely well.
Framing is very much personal taste, in this case not it reminds me of chromatic aberration a bit. Probably just me.
Pose is great and you even captured a catchlight in the eye. Well done!
Kind regards,

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-01-19 1:46]

Wow ! What a lovely and interesting Robin that you have very well captured ! I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Chris and thanks for sharing.

Terrible, so dull..... I'm joking!!!
I think you did well and the note is excellent to explain the how. My personal feeling - some people on this site seem to judge a pic by the technical attributes only when I like to see the equipment and how the person adapted. Also, nature is exactly that, it is not a studio and should never become one either! So well done my friend and TFS

A fantastic capture, Chris.
Super sharp details and wonderful colors.
Do you like the S2. I have the S1 and might one day upgrade.
TFS. : )

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-19 3:14]

Well earned smile now, critique later :-)

Hi Chris

What a beautiful coloured bird. Nicely composed. Lovely POV looking up. Perect catchlight in the eye. TFS.

Not the sharpest of you, of course. And also a bit of noise. But as Tim pointed out, it's not about the technical point that defines a good picture. Of course, it counts, but everyone has an inner image of the perfect shot (and not two the same). As I stated in my intro, I'm not looking very technical at a photo. It is a cute and colourful bird that I never seen in my life that caught my eyes when I opened the picture, not the noise.

Regards, Petru

Hi Chris,
I love this bird, its a Swede, in his blue and yellow plumage.:-) Well composed, nice colours and good details.
You did a good job.
Well done.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-01-19 11:04]

Great composition with beautiful colours and a good POV. TFS.

Hi Chris,
it's a wonderful bird, the colours are marvelous. The background is a little noisy and I don't like the frame so much - only my opinion. But there is such a nice glance in the eye, a cute bird, thank you very much for sharing it with us, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

I tried a WS, hope you like it.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-19 23:13]

Chris, I do know what it is to try a "typical" DSLR shot with a compact camera - I did it so many times :) .

Anyway, I have the feeling this webpage has to do with sharing too - and that's really great. Even if an image is not perfect, we want to tell the others: "Hey, check how nice this creature is". That's how I think things work...

A lovely bird. Great colors, composition and pov. The catchlight is there.

Keep on bringing them.

Chris, Excellent shot of this robi. The colours of the bird are good and the greenery on the post add a new element, making it different from some.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-01-24 4:11]

Hi Chris.
very nice colors and composicion , good details.

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