North American Goldfinch

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Markb, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. This is my first bird picture, and I'm hoping that there will be a few more.

    I had seen some North American Goldfinch's flitting about, so I installed a feeder in my backyard in the hopes of attracting them. Well, we now seem to have at least two males and one female visiting on a regular basis.

    I shot this one from inside the house, through the kitchen window on an overcast day. The males also take up position here prior to heading to the feeder, I just wasn't fast enough to capture them, yet.

    And I think I've found one more reason to get a TC.

    Minor curves adjustment, cropped and sharpened.

    original.

    C&C welcome, since I expect to keep on trying!
     
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  2. Very nice: the blurred foot is rather unusual, but it doesn't spoil the image.
    I think I'd try cropping a little more from the top edge and the right hand side to move the bird away from the centre of the frame.

    Alan
     
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  3. Alan,

    Thanks for the feedback. I'll reprocess this and post it again as soon as I can.
     
  4. Flew

    Flew

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    Jan 25, 2005
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    Pretty shot Mark. I like the perch and the background. The blurred foot doesn't bother me either. Actually adds to the image IMO.
     
  5. Hi Mark,

    Congratulations on your capture. I agree with Alan & Frank that the blurred foot does not bother me & I agree on doing some cropping to off set the center position of the lovely bird.

    If, & I do mean if, you want to ensure no more blurred feed I'd just up the shutter speed to 1/250 or 1/320 s on your D200.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely capture with us.

    Lil
     
  6. Great capture, Mark. I agree about the crop. I'll have my 1.4 Nikon TC with me on Saturday and you can try it out with your 70-200VR. You'll love it taking you to 280mm with no loss of sharpness on that lens.
     
  7. Thank you for the comments and advice.

    Sandi, such a temptress.
     
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