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My Flower!

My Flower!
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Copyright: Tim Inman (tinman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM, SanDisk Ultra-II 1Gb, Hoya UV Filter
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-05-04 6:34
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Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I unfortunately don't have this bird's ID, but it was very active in my back garden around the fish pond area. I managed to get quite close and stand next to the wall and snap off shots. This one was chosen now as it had a good background effect - [IMHO].

Cropped to 600x800 format, basically sharlened and resized for site.

All crits welcomed. Thanks. Tim

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-05-04 6:53]

Hello Tim,

This is a wonderful capture. Composition is very good, details are nice, colors are great and I love the red flower in the top. The tail is maybe a bit UE, but it's still a great post. TFS!


Nice shot Tim!
Great colours and composition. Very good POV.
Focus is a bit too soft (I have feeling that the eye is OOF), but that doesn't matter so much and I still like the photo very much.
Well done!

Beau spcimen et belle composition

Félicitations !!

Nice shot Tim, fantastic Bg and Dof.
A colorful photo, I like the crop.
The focus is too soft Imo, and there is some halo around the bird and the flower, but it's still a great image!

Thank you for sharing, very good photo.
Well done!

Lovely shot Tim. I am so curious now as to what this bird is with a beak like that. Lovely composition and I think your BG is great. Maybe using Shadow/Hightlight in PS would help deal with the UE tail feathers but no great quibbles here. Nicely caught, thank you :)

Nice picture Tim.
It's little dark and a halo is around the sharp edges, but it's quite easy to fix in Photoshop, I did a WS to show.
Nice POC, colours and well composed.
Well done.

Great shot! I love the compostion with the stem connecting the bird and the thistle. I believe the bird is a Sunbird, perhaps a purple-naped sunbird. The sunlight on its face is just perfect. The background is ideal as well. Very nice!

Realy a beauty Tim,
very good photo, realy perfect shot, perfect in pov, nice dof and an exelent composition, very good job,
gr. Jaap

Very nice composition, great details and colours. Just a little too centered.
Well done.

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  • VeTTe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 0] (684)
  • [2005-05-04 12:55]
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wonderful bird; photo; composition; colors and background.. thanks for sharing :)

The focus is just a little soft but the pose of the bird on this unusual flower make it a really nice capture, well done.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-05-04 14:07]
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Excellent picture. Very good capture and details. I like the sharpness, DOF and contrast, too. Well done.

Excellent post Tim,
You've got two great subjects in the one shot. The bird seems a bit dark to me, so I did a ws.
This is a great composition, good colours and details, thanks for posting

It's a cool lookin' bird Tim..I especially like the highly curved bill. I like this vertical frame & this great flower and stalk it's perched on..Seems we are using the same lens..I've found that I can't shoot small birds with IS hand-held and achieve sufficient sharpness especially at the longer focal lengths. I use tripod and turn-off the IS option. Well done and TFS!

WOW! Tim, this is a fantastic composition. Colours and BG is outstanding. I love the photo. A bit oversharpened (beware of the lure...) and fill flash would have gotten rid of the dark bird. But exceptional none the less. Very well done.

The female sunbirds are extremely hard to ID. I need to see the belly of this dame to be sure. Only two species are found in your neck of the woods: Whitebellied Sunbird & Malachite Sunbird. I think it's the White-bellied, though. PS. Get the males they are very beautifull, both species' and very high on my wish list.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-05-08 10:51]
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Tim, this is a very beautiful photo.


Excellent composition, sharpness and blurred bg.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-01-18 6:56]

Oops ! I missed this nice shot. I like the omposition with the flower above the bird hang on the stem. Congratulations Tim and thanks for sharing with us.

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