I decided to post this one, but I really have not had much luck lately. Looking at the nice pics on this forum does provide inspiration. You never know when a great opportunity will arise. D800, Nikkor 600vr w/1.7tc iso 640, f6.7, 1/160s.
Not cropped, very slight sharpening. Hot and steamy morning. From car.
Thanks Dan for the comment. I did a portrait and cloned out the limb above of the bird's head, but I did not like it--mostly because the IQ suffered. I appreciate the feedback and it is always welcomed.
>Very nice capture Tom - summer is like that . . .some days it >seems all wildlife left for vacation somewhere! > Hi Al, it is very hot and humid here, making matters worse. Typical weather patterns for summer.
>I have these birds all the time but they do not come off the >telephone wire I have behind my house and I put the best food >out for them. >
Hi Francine, thanks for the nice reply. During very cold weather I've had bluebirds come to suet and bird seed, but like you said, they certainly will perch high on telephone lines. It's not a very good setting for a image and usually too far away.
Hey Jim, thanks for the tip. I've read about the method through a post on this forum. It may have been yours--I was just scanning through the posts. I'm glad that you posted the link. Now, I can study it to apply it to my takes.
I tried sharpening the image by my usual method (in photoshop and in Nx2), but could only add a small amount to it. And I found the images from the D800 seem a little different in the way that they respond to post processing sharpening.
I appreciate the link, and I will try Jason's suggestions.