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Mother's Love

Mother's Love
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Copyright: Redzlan A Rahman (Tabib) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Lunchtime, Sparrows [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-16 1:50
Viewed: 3574
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)
Local name: Ciak Rumah
Size (cm): 15
Habitat: Urban environments

>> I just want to show the mother's love here.
My son Firdaus (12) took this picture when I was at work. So, technically it was not a perfect shot.
Here the EXIF data:

# Exposure Time= 1/40 second = 0.02500 second
# Lens F-Number/F-Stop = F5.60
# Exposure Program = aperture priority (3)
# ISO Speed Ratings = 800
# Original Date/Time = 2008:01:09 16:59:40
# Exposure Bias (EV) = 6/3 = 2.00
# Metering Mode = pattern / multi-segment (5)
# Flash = Flash fired, compulsory flash mode

I left the camera setting at EV +2 (was shooting a back lighting birds the day before). With added flash sure the picture is OVER exposed. With the shutter speed of 1/40, camera shake (with 400mm + 1.4x extender), sure the outcome is not sharp. BTW, he was using MF.

Managed to save it a bit with Adobe CS2.
I just like the action of mother and her baby.


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Assalamualaikum Rezlan,
You son have captured moments of the movement. You will try your best to rescue picture like this. I know the feeling when something like this happens.

Very well timed shot with little sacrifice on the image potential. I like it and well done to son and daddy.
Best regards,
p/s: The ws I did just for the fun of it.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-01-16 21:15]

Hello Rezlan,
Just marking today, my classes started so I'm out
of time.. Congratulations for this wonderful presentation
I'll come back tomorrow with a proper critique..


Hi Redzan, cute couple of bird in lovely pose, splendid colors and great details, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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