Show Your Snaps...March 5, 2012

Started Mar 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
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The bird on the branch

The bird on the branch looks good. You appear to have gotten close enough. Did you crop the image too? The bird does look a little soft. Did you use the center point for the autofocus? The lighting is tough in this situation with a bright background and low light conditions for the bird. When I'm out taking pictures of small birds, I try to pick my tree with the branches with the lighting at my back with an excellent background. I stay still...sometimes for hour in one spot...it's a relaxing thing to do on a sunny Saturday (kind of similar to fishing, I suppose). When the birds come close and sometimes I'm lucky that they'll land on the branch I want. I've got excellent pictures of birds that way.

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