E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image Blue Tit on fat feeder

Blue Tit on fat feeder


A Blue Tit, taken through a window.

A week or so of bird images.
The first time I've had a 'theme' but I've quite a few pictures I'd like to share and see what you think, and what might be done to improve them 'for next time'.

This picture was taken with a Dimage Z5.

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Blue Tit on fat feeder


A Blue Tit, taken through a window.

A week or so of bird images.
The first time I've had a 'theme' but I've quite a few pictures I'd like to share and see what you think, and what might be done to improve them 'for next time'.

This picture was taken with a Dimage Z5.

please visit my vfxy
.

comments (25)

  • Mia
  • 6 Mar 2007, 00:42
I love it Ellie! It's sharp, colourful, has terrific DOF and the right moment.
  • alex
  • 6 Mar 2007, 02:01
i've never been very successful shooting pics of birds, cause they move so darn fast. good job with this one...as it was eating, i'm sure it was moving pretty fast. mmmm, corn on the cob. smile
  • dotun
  • 6 Mar 2007, 02:07
this is too nice
The details and the colors in the bird are really beautiful. Good job!
very nice closeup ellie. very clear and good depth of field.
Nice job on the picture! It is amazingly sharp for something shot through a window, even if the window was cleaned recently.\

I remember these greasy clumps of birdfeed. One year we had a hedgehog show up and eat all of it. We ended up taking it in and fattening it up until it could go into hibernation.
A very nice bird here! Good composition : Bravo !
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Mar 2007, 07:44
This is a great picture of the bird. These little ones are the most difficult.

Just general pointers when doing bird photography. It does not go this particular picture, but serves as some guideline in general. First try to get the whole bird in focus - if not, concentrate on getting the eyes in focus. The bird should be identifiable - means the whole bird, not hiding the head, losing the feet in the crop or any of that. Some birds differs from similar looking birds because of breast colours or leg colours or similar - means that it should be clear in the pic. Which birds these are, means you should know something about birds.

Pictures of flying birds are even more difficult but if you get it right, they are very exciting to view.

And then you can have pictures of birds where you are not really showing the bird, but the motion it creates - I am thinking of a recent one by Neil of the hadeda taking of against a red sunset.

I like what you have so far and remember your gulls and swans from the past - real good stuff.
ohhh What's a great capture !!! very detailled !!! I like this shot !!!!
You need do nothing to this shot as it's spot on. In my limited experience I have to go with Louis as all I ever try to do with birds is have their eyes in focus while capturing the whole bird and you do that ever time anyway so this should be a very nice series and I for one can't wait to see it.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 6 Mar 2007, 09:59
This really is a spectacular shot, Ellie, and is going into my Likeys. The composition, the DOF, the angles, the colors--all of it. You have done a splendid job and I, for one, can't think of a way to improve it. I do love it's feet hanging on in particular!
good DOF
So nice smile I really look forward to slightly warm weather to pull out the telephoto and go photograph birds. smile
Love the little bit of motion in it's wing. Nice capture!
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 6 Mar 2007, 18:39
Good evening Ellie. I remember these birds nicking the cream off the top of the milk on the doorstep, when I was a kid in England, so pleasant childhood memories indeed, are evoked by this very nice photo. Very nicely captured indeed, DOF spot on and in general, a very good image. Kind regards, Neil.
  • mal
  • 6 Mar 2007, 20:56
Without appearing as a bit of a tit Ellie! What are you doing feeding your birds Mcdonalds? You know I'm not really a fluffy furry lover but I can recognise a perfectly framed and focused image of a very small target at range! I can see the feather detail perfectly, great shot El. Mal
Lovely birdie....just perfect.
Well caught Ellie smile
another lovely pic....
  • José-Angel
  • Sant Feliu de Llobregat (Barcelona) Spain
  • 6 Mar 2007, 22:46
Ellie, your photos from nature are very pleasant to me, this series of the small birds is very interesting. It would emphasize the great depth of field! Nice, very nice.
A cute little bird. Very good detail. I'm impressed.
Very nice ! (But I prefer the next one !)
Ellie, this is a very nice image! Good work on the depth of field.
what a beautiful capture. Love the depth of field and the clarity of the bird! What a treat. I'd love to have one of those hanging feeders right here on our deck.
  • lola
  • 7 May 2007, 00:59
very nice picture!

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