Bird pics

Discussion in 'Photography' started by john starkey, 21 Dec 2009.

  1. john starkey

    john starkey Member

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    Hi all,i went to slimbridge wetlands centre yesterday,these are my first attempt at birding photography,the main thing i learnt from the day was the zoom lens i have doesnt have enough reach,anyway these are some of the better ones,straight off the camera,
    regards john.
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    Thanks for looking.
     
  2. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    that last pic is awesome :thumbup: caught the bird but still some movement in the wings :D
     
  3. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    Very nice, John.

    Is that the Sigma 70-300?
     
  4. TDI-line

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    Very disappointing John, not the kind of birds i wanted to see. ;)

    Merry xmas. :wave:
     
  5. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    you need binoculars for that mate :lol:

    still very clean and crisp looking pics mate. i would love to have the equipment to get shots like that.
     
  6. Graeme Edwards

    Graeme Edwards Founder Staff Member

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    Word up John, love your work.

    For me the best picture is of the two ( Gray lag? ) Geese coming in to land. Its the best exposed and best composed. If you play with levels (cmd key and L ) you will bring things out a little better. Also, play with saturation, that will bring the blue out.
    The last shot of the gull is a good capture, shame about the busy background.

    Good stuff John.
     
  7. john starkey

    john starkey Member

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    Thanks for the comments guys,George it was the sigma 70-300mm,considering it has no IS and i was panning i was quite pleased with the results,one of the guys who was with us is a wildlife pro tog,he was using a £6000 lens :crazy: ,i may upgrade to a sigma 150 - 500mm lens in the new year,i cant afford L glass out of my league i am afraid,
    regards john.
     
  8. Dave Spencer

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    I like this one a lot, John.

    Dave.
     
  9. john starkey

    john starkey Member

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    Thanks Dave,
    regards john.
     
  10. Celestial

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    Wow, I love the photo of the duck that you uploaded on Flickr on the 31st of December, its fab =]
     

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