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A few more birds pics

Post by Freako » Tue May 15 2018 19:21

Taken this afternoon, well we have to do something in the close season aye :grin: ImageGreat Spotted Woodpecker by Mick Freakley, on Flickr

ImageRobin. by Mick Freakley, on Flickr

ImageGoldfinch by Mick Freakley, on Flickr
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Post by davelumb » Tue May 15 2018 19:27

I like the robin doing a woodpecker impression!

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davelumb wrote:
I like the robin doing a woodpecker impression!
They are twins Dave :laughs:
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Post by Steve Moore » Tue May 15 2018 19:46

Very nice pics, must dust my camera off.

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Very nice pics, must dust my camera off.
Thanks Steve, appreciated mate. Yes do so, used to like your images Steve :thumbs:
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Post by wid » Wed May 16 2018 12:48

More brilliant pictures, thanks for sharing them

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Post by Freako » Wed May 16 2018 14:41

wid wrote:
More brilliant pictures, thanks for sharing them
Thanks mate :thumbs:
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Post by Steve Burke » Wed May 16 2018 19:10

Superbly sharp and detailed!

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Post by phil.c » Wed May 16 2018 19:18

Superb photo's.

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Post by John Noden » Wed May 16 2018 22:32

Freako wrote:
Taken this afternoon, well we have to do something in the close season aye :grin: ImageGreat Spotted Woodpecker by Mick Freakley, on Flickr

ImageRobin. by Mick Freakley, on Flickr

ImageGoldfinch by Mick Freakley, on Flickr
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Post by Andrew Croft » Thu May 17 2018 10:02

awesome stuff mate.
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Re: A few more birds pics

Post by Freako » Thu May 17 2018 17:56

Thanks Guys comments appreciated.

Yes I have a friendly Farmer who has given me a small area around the farm to set up a feeding station, its the only way in my opinion to get this sort of images.

I might post a few more know I know you like them :boing:

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Post by davelumb » Thu May 17 2018 20:20

Nice pic, but looks a tad oversharpened to me, Mick.

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Post by Freako » Thu May 17 2018 23:20

davelumb wrote:
Nice pic, but looks a tad oversharpened to me, Mick.
Yeah I see what you mean Dave, here is a none sharpened version.

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Post by davelumb » Fri May 18 2018 07:32

That's better. :thumbs:

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Post by phil.c » Fri May 18 2018 07:57

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That's better. :thumbs:
They look the same to my untrained eye. :scratch:
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Post by Freako » Fri May 18 2018 13:58

phil.c wrote:
davelumb wrote:
That's better. :thumbs:
They look the same to my untrained eye. :scratch:
He's a fussy old codger :lumby:
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Post by Andrew Croft » Fri May 18 2018 14:00

How are you doing the backgrounds btw ?
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Post by davelumb » Fri May 18 2018 14:11

ey look the same to my untrained eye. :scratch:
Too much sharpening and you get a 'halo' around contrasting edges. Most noticeable on images which have been heavily cropped and then sharpened. Bird photographers are often guilty of over sharpening in their quest for feather detail. Yet when we look at actual birds we don't register the fine feather detail.

Even if not done to such an extreme that yu get the halos it can still look fake. To my trained eyes.

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Post by Andrew Croft » Fri May 18 2018 14:19

davelumb wrote:
ey look the same to my untrained eye. :scratch:
Too much sharpening and you get a 'halo' around contrasting edges. Most noticeable on images which have been heavily cropped and then sharpened. Bird photographers are often guilty of over sharpening in their quest for feather detail. Yet when we look at actual birds we don't register the fine feather detail.

Even if not done to such an extreme that yu get the halos it can still look fake. To my trained eyes.

:wink:
First ones wirey. Second one much softer.
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Post by Freako » Fri May 18 2018 16:50

Fooking experts get on me t*ts :boing:
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Post by Freako » Fri May 18 2018 16:51

Andrew Croft wrote:
How are you doing the backgrounds btw ?
Backgrounds are just depth of field, distance behind the subject.

The green is grass, Hedgerow and Oak trees.The dark area on the Greenfinch is shadow from an Oak tree on the hawthorn hedge, if that makes sence.
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