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Countryboy Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Mar 2007Fri 12-Jul-13 04:05 AM
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"Eastern Bluebird -- "


Jackson, US
          

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 for looking,

Tom


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danshep Silver Member Charter MemberFri 12-Jul-13 04:17 AM
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Olympia, US
          


It's a nice photo, with a great catchlight in its eye.

Might I suggest you try a crop in portrait mode?



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Countryboy Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Mar 2007Fri 12-Jul-13 04:27 AM
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Jackson, US
          

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.

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af4nc Gold Member Nikonian since 07th Jul 2007Fri 12-Jul-13 09:52 AM
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Beautiful shot, good job with the exposure

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Countryboy Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Mar 2007Sat 13-Jul-13 01:32 PM
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Jackson, US
          

Thank you Tom. I appreciate the comment.

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Beautiful shot, good job with the exposure

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Beautiful shot Tom!


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Countryboy Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Mar 2007Sat 13-Jul-13 01:33 PM
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Thank you Vaughn.

  

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Tom, beautiful bird and a nice shot.

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Countryboy Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Mar 2007Sat 13-Jul-13 01:34 PM
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Jackson, US
          

Hi John, thanks for taking a look and for the nice comment.

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Beautiful pic of beautiful bird - great cloning work.

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Hey Bill, thank you for the nice comment.

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Plover, US
          

Very nice capture Tom - summer is like that . . .some days it seems all wildlife left for vacation somewhere!

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Countryboy Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Mar 2007Sat 13-Jul-13 02:10 PM
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Jackson, US
          

>Very nice capture Tom - summer is like that . . .some days it
>seems all wildlife left for vacation somewhere!
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Hi Al, it is very hot and humid here, making matters worse. Typical weather patterns for summer.

Thanks for the nice comment,

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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. I think your pics is perfect.

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Excellent image, Tom!

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Countryboy Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Mar 2007Mon 15-Jul-13 07:58 PM
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Jackson, US
          

Thank you Mark. I was happy just to get a chance.

Tom

  

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Jackson, US
          

>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.

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Nice work Tom!

He must have been fairly close. I always seem to miss the shot opportunity when I see these guys.

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Countryboy Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Mar 2007Mon 15-Jul-13 08:04 PM
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Jackson, US
          

Thanks Dave. I guess the bird was about 25 yards. Anyway it is not cropped, FX format through 1020mm.

Take care,

Tom

  

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Great color and detail of a wonderful little bird Tom
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Countryboy Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Mar 2007Mon 15-Jul-13 08:34 PM
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Jackson, US
          

Thanks Rick, It is a tough time of the year to get any decent images, so I was happy to get this one. The sun was rising behind the bird, but he was perched in the shade looking for insects.

Tom

  

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Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004Mon 15-Jul-13 09:03 PM
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Ah, the summer doldrums Tom! Nice shot. My guess is that it would accept more sharpening. Have you looked at Jason Odell's sharpening methods for the D800?http://www.luminescentphoto.com/blog/2012/06/29/get-sharp-with-the-nikon-d800/ I'm using a modification of his method with the D7100 and I'm very pleased with it.

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Countryboy Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Mar 2007Tue 16-Jul-13 01:22 PM
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Jackson, US
          

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.

Tom

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