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The fledgelings

The fledgelings
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Copyright: Andy Cole (flagman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 351 W: 44 N: 607] (2408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon 70-200 f/4L, Hoya Super HMC Pro1 67mm Sky1B
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-06-14 9:04
Viewed: 3689
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
2 just-fledged Blackbirds (Turdus merula).
I woke up Sunday morning to find these 2 fledgelings on my lawn. I knew there was a nest close by because the adult blackbird (photo to follow) had been visiting a lot digging for worms. They spent most of the day in my garden, not moving a lot because they aren't used to flying, and they probably got tired trying. I was therefore able to get quite close and take my time taking a few shots, most of which you'll see soon, watch this space!
Exif data lost by Photoshop CS (Grr!)
Aperture Priority mode
Focal length 200mm
Tripod used
ISO 400
Convert from RAW including noise-reduction.
USM 500/0.5/0
USM (forgot settings)
Add border.

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hello :) nice shot:) I like compo here:) maybe to dark:) but it is nice:)



Great shot!
Lovely models and very good details.
The POV with grass in FG makes really nice mood.
I like it very much.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-14 12:22]
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Heya Andy,

This is a very nice picture. I really like the low POV; you must have been flat on your belly! You're lucky tohave such a beautiful lawn! I also like the oof gras in the fg a lot. And ... they have the important catchlight in the eye. Well done & TFS!


Ps-I also like your new tag (signature)!

Well done seeing these two wee babes. They are almost hidden by the grass. Nice job. Thanks

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