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Bright Orange bird
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Posted By: yeatzee, 07-05-2010, 10:11 PM



The lighting was terrible, but I did the best I could. Handheld at F/2.8 (sigma 105mm F/2.8 macro) and 1/20 shutter speed. ISO was 640 and spot metering was used.
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07-05-2010, 10:47 PM   #2
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I think you have done well with the lighting you had, it looks to be exposed quite nicely IMO.
Do you have a closer crop? Or is this one already cropped a lot?
Quite an interesting little bird, any idea what it is?
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I think you have done well with the lighting you had, it looks to be exposed quite nicely IMO.
Do you have a closer crop? Or is this one already cropped a lot?
Quite an interesting little bird, any idea what it is?
Thanks!

This is a crop, but not a huge one. Maybe I can pull a little more out of the K-7's 14.6 Mp

As for what kind... I have no clue. Some sort of finch?
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I like it, difficult to shoot a black bellied bird with such a bright background!

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Thanks! Yes, it was quite difficult.... especially considering it was a living moving bird
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What a fascinating bird...thanks for sharing it with us! Looks like you did a good job under the circumstances
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I'm glad you liked it.

Comments and critiques welcome.

In you oppinion does the shallow dof work?
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I like the shot but think it would benefit from cropping out a lot more of the background. The background is unusual but distracts attention away from the bird which is the subject of the photo. Play with it a bit. Keep the original and crop one and see which you like best - or keep them both.

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To little or to much?

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For me the DoF is perfect with the busy non-uniform background, gives it a 3D almost suspended in air effect. Did you notice the tag on it's leg ? Maybe this is a bird that has escaped from a collection or is part of a breeding program ?
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Great Pic, I like the background , it makes the bird stand out. I've been looking online trying to identify the bird. I would think it's some type of Oriole. Hopefully someone will ID it, there are some very knowledgeable birders on this forum.
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