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05-31-2015, 11:48 AM   #1
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Crows in their kitchen
Lens: Tokina AT-X 100-300/4 Camera: K5ii Photo Location: Seattle, WA Shutter Speed: 1/500s Aperture: F9.5 

I find interesting things, that aren't water in my birdbath. I had a suspect, set up surveillance and developed hard evidence.

I could use some advice on photographing crows. Why would I want to be good at photographing crows? Good question, I ask myself all the time. They are very common in my neighborhood and they do interesting things, so I find myself pointing the camera at them a lot. They are so, so, so black that I'm never that happy with the way they come out though. It might be an exposure thing. I increased the exposure on these in Lightroom and it helped bring some detail back in to the bird. Maybe I should shoot over-exposed when crows agree to sit for me.

Any expert advice or opinions?

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06-01-2015, 04:41 AM   #2
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I like these shots! Especially #2 and #5. The main issue I see is that the bird's eyes aren't sharp in all of the photos, and that, due to some clipped blacks on the body, my eyes are drawn away from the face.
06-02-2015, 05:44 AM   #3
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#2 and #5 tell the story If there is interesting story I think some flows are acceptable.
06-02-2015, 06:29 AM   #4
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What a great feeder those crows have... thanks for posting.

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