Among first attempt @ Bird Photography

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Nearly in Focus Junior Member • Posts: 25
Among first attempt @ Bird Photography

My first serious attempt at bird photography...long way to go, lot to learn. Appreciate C&C

Taken with R6 and 100-500RF I had tried few days back.

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Mikel10 Senior Member • Posts: 2,397
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Nice captures. Keep it up. Thanks for sharing.

CrkrJim Regular Member • Posts: 302
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Especially like the BW seagulls.

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Gautam Majumdar Forum Pro • Posts: 16,337
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Great shots

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rmw18k Regular Member • Posts: 365
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Really great work for your first attempt. The only C+C would really be to reduce the noise in the standing heron photo.

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gavin Veteran Member • Posts: 7,799
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Nice shots. 2nd one could frame more space on the right for the bird to fly into.

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NikonNature Veteran Member • Posts: 4,250
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These are nice. Much better than my early attempts. I will offer some C&C, because you asked. But I think you are off to a good start and much of the improvement will only come with time and experience.

1) The Reddish Egret is a favorite subject and you captured him well. The wind blown hair is great too. Bird photography happens fast and you may be so focused on getting the shot that you forget to tweak settings. Since he is stationary, you could have dropped the shutter speed and thereby had a lower ISO. Also, in post, you could drop the brightness of the background and/or add a subtle vignette to make him stand out better.

2) Nice active shot, especially with the water dripping off his legs. I think this could benefit from an even wider 16:9 format. That would keep the water drops on the left, while giving him room to fly into on the right. And again darkening the background about a half-stop might look nice.

3) As a birder I had to zoom in to check the bird species, but really this is just a very nice creative abstract. It captures the motion of all the gulls and terns, which anyone who's been to the beach can relate to. So no C&C here other than 'I like it'.

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