Sun 23-Sep-12 12:04 AM | edited Sun 23-Sep-12 12:06 AM by Scotty45
Here are 2 varieties of the Australian Kookaburra. #1 is the Laughing Kookaburra, & #2 is the Blue Winged Kookaburra from Nth Aust. The Blue Winged guy doesn't laugh. I did a fairly severe crop on this one......Scotty. #1. D300s 300mm F/4D. iso400 1/100s @ f5.6
No worries, sometimes we all need the feedback that something just isn't quite right. I know I do, I also know that with so much talent here at Nikonians, its HARD to put an image up for all to see, comment (or worse) not comment. Thanks for putting it up there, Scotty!
Nice Scotty, nice detail in the first as can be evidenced in the spider web. Might have tried leaving more room to the left (direction in which he's looking, and less on the right.
Have to agree, I think you're pushing the crop a little in terms of retaining detail in the second. However, considering a D80 at ISO800 with a 70-300 zoom wide open, there is very little CA other than in the OOF branch to the right in the foreground.
Funny, I was thinking the same thing as Pakku as to how similar they do appear to kingfishers in terms of relationship.
Thanks Richard. I appreciate your comments. I've had another play with #1, & given it a little more room on the left. There isn't any feature to the left other than background bokeh. BTW, I no longer have the D80 or the 70-300mm lens. So I guess i'm out of excuses for taking below average shots.....Scotty.