Thread: Northern Mockingbird
11-30-2012, 12:21 AM #1
Taken at Adjuntas Puerto Rico, Canon 7D, Bigmos, Manfrotto monopod.
Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
Image Date: 2012-11-24 12:37:48 +0000
Focal Length: 500mm
Exposure Time: 0.0016 s (1/640)
ISO equiv: 1600
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Manual
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Color Space: sRGB
GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
Hope that helps.
Last edited by PhantomMedic; 11-30-2012 at 05:23 PM.You're a great friend, but if Zombies chase us, I am tripping you.
11-30-2012, 04:39 PM #2
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12-05-2012, 11:41 PM #3
Nice perch and background. I'll offer a few suggested changes...
Number one is to eliminate the halo that is showing behind the head. Use a small brush and clone in the background. Next I would change the crop a little and add a tad bit to the top, just enough space to be about half of the bottom. I would also remove the leaf tip that is at the bottom left, as I find it distracting. Hard for me to judge on my iPad, but I feel another round of sharpening is needed on the bird itself, especially the head area.
I'd also suggest trying your lens at f/8 instead of f/10, most shooters I know that use that lens all have found the sharpest images to be at f/8. For the year I used the same lens on Nikon cameras that was the sweet spot for me also.
Keep shooting, birds can be tough subjects but are fun to chase.
12-08-2012, 08:08 PM #4I'm new here!
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The halo around the head is distracting.
I would like to see some highlights in the bird's left eye.
I find the background a bit to bright, and would prefer if the background highlights were taken down a bit.
In my opinion, the image could use to be cropped a bit on the left side...eliminating the leftmost out of focus aloe leaf...this would also put the birds head into the 1/3rd region.
The detail of the bird is excellent. Overall composition is good.
12-09-2012, 12:19 PM #5