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Hi, its me!

Hi, its me!
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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: 2005-04-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM, SanDisk Ultra-II 1Gb, Hoya UV Filter
Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-05 4:27
Viewed: 3992
Points: 26
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Taken in the Allamanskraal reserve last year, sitting just off the sand road watching us. Little bit of saturation and contrast as was a cloudy day, sharpened with the 20D plugin tool for CS2, cropped and resized.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-05 4:34]

Hello Tim!
Wonderful capture.POV,pose of bird,details,sharpness,eye contact and framing are excellent.TFS...:-)

Great shot on this beautiful bird with good detail and nice colour.

Hi Tim,
I think your exposure here is excellent in what looks to be some pretty bright/harsh light. You colors look very good, and the detail is sharp. Your control on the DOF looks perfect. Great composition and framing.
Do you no what it is by any chance?

Very nice shot Tim with good sharpness, DOF and color. What ISO did you use? Perhaps a faster shutter-speed and a wider aperture would make it better..I don't know that you needed F16 here. Well done.
Thank You!

Tim: Nice photograph! Wider aperture may have blurred out the background a little more? ID is tricky, as I don't think this bird is in adult plumage - I think it may well be a juvenile of one of the Onychognathus species (starlings). Do you have any more shots/different angles, or was it with more boldly coloured birds?

Hi Tim

Running late this morning, but enough time to see that this is an excellent post. Good POV, clarity and details. TFS.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-01-05 13:33]

Bonne prise,l'éclairage est parfait et les détails bon. Félicitation et merci pour l'envoie.



Howard is right. F16 is overkill and unless you want a "busy" BG it is not neccs. The bird looking to the right makes me feel that there should be more soace to the right than the left. I know is subjective. Well done.

Hi Tim,
Good detail and colours. Great POV and sharpness.
Nicely composed and good exposure. Looks like a tricky one on the ID, I hope someone can help with it.
Thanks for posting. Enjoy the rest of the week.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-01-05 17:09]

Hi Tim, good composition. Do you know what this LBJ is? I think the focus is a little soft but not too bad.

Well done.

Hi Tim,
Great shot. very well captured, as these birds don't stand around for too long waiting to be shot! Great compo and sharpeness. Well done,

Hi Tim,
it's a very nice picture.
The exposure is very good, nice colours and well composed.
I like the POV and the pose too.
Agree with the others about the DOF, a bigger aperture had been better.
Very well done.

Hallo, Tim. Nice shot. I like the pose of this little fellow. Nice composition.

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