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Kowalik for Gert


Kowalik for Gert
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications to Gert [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-04 8:53
Viewed: 3378
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We all know, that Gert [ellis49] is best photographer of Nuthaches on TN. So it is obvious that my first [and still quite poor :-)] picture of this cute bird I dedicate to my old, Swedish friend! Kowalik is Polish name of Nuthach of course :-)

Photo taken yesterday with quite good light conditions. Another fast bird and another not so good shot. I like pose, light and colours. I don't like composition with terrible plastic bag and poor sharpness. I'm still loosing fight with my new cam :-) But I won't surrender :-))) Now I'm waiting for my first shot taken with 400D which will be significantly better then from my old S2 IS :-)

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Hello Grzegorz
Very intersting spieces to shoot,
Perfect details,colors and composition,
Welldone.

Best wishes for 2008 :o)
Fartash

Hello Grzegorz ,
Nice picture of the Nuthach. Good focus, details and colours.Nice POV too.
TFS,
Smitha.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-04 9:23]

Hello Greg,
Ignoring the net is is a very fine close shot of the Nuthatch in a nice pose. I like the light and colours and details are very sharp. Beautiful background too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-04 9:37]

Hello Grzegorz,
what a cracking shot of this Nuthatch!
You seem to be having great fun with that 400D! I've just bought a 20D on ebay but it hasn't arrived yet :(

Superb image that has great lighting and natural colours.
The DOF is splendid!
Well done,
Joe

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-04 9:42]

Hi Greg. Each shot gets better .You have used a f/9 which i think has given bettr detail all over. good natural colours. with a good POV. well done .TFS.
Nick..
I started to loose heart when i changed to a SLR at first but it soon comes ok in the end.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-01-04 9:48]

hi greg,
beautiful picture and fantastic details,
TFS

bonjour grzegorz
une tres jolie pose de cette sitelle,bon le filet n'est pas ce qu'il y a de mieux mais peut etre ne se pose t'elle jamais avant de venir manger!
les couleurs sont absolument naturelles et l'oiseau est assez net.
laurent

Hi Greg,
thanks for the dedication, it's a great honour.
It's a very good picture of Nötväckan(Kowalik)with for a newbie ;-), good POV, nice colours and fine details.
It's not easy to go from a Compact Digi but you manage very well my friend. After a couple of days you will handle your new
camera like a Pro.
Well done. old friend.
Thanks for the other link too, I will take a closer look.
My best regards to Joanna and your son.

/Gert

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2008-01-04 14:50]

Hi Grzegorz

Great shot on the Nuthatch! I think they are really special birds. you captured it really well, with great details and colours. I love the stripe that crosses the eyes, and the light in the eye.

Very nice blurred BG

TFS, Thijs

Hi Greg,
A great dedication to an excellent photographer. I agree the light was excellent. The detail is really pretty good. Well composed and framed. I think you did very well here.
Scott

Nice closeup work Greg,
Ok - The plastic bag can go :)
But despite what you say, there's good details here. The exposure and colors look great too..
Perhaps a slightly smaller aperture/faster s-speed would've tightened it up a bit?
Everytime you go below the baseline rule of FL = shutter-speed, it gets harder to make a sharp image..IMHO :)
Howard

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-01-05 18:49]

I'm repeating what you said in your last posting: The New camera ". . .hard to master it, and it'll take me some time."

Yes, I'm still having learning, but I hope you will enjoy it - I love my Canon camera . . . Birds are hard too Greg, you'll have to practice on some ducks!!! YEAH!

Janice

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