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Old 10-06-2006, 19:32   #61
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A few unusual visitors I found in my garden.

A locust

A couple of Chameleons

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I love the colours in No.3.

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A few photographs from Storeton, Wirral.

Long-tailed tit fledgling.


Whitethroat.


Poppies.


Speckled wood butterfly


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Lovely pics John. I love the background colour of the Whitethroat, very refreshing. The poppies are also very good.
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Nice pictures John, we've got a speckled wood invasion going on here at the moment

I'm guessing this is a female chaffinch
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First one looks in focus especially the eye which is the important thing. A 100% crop will often look blurred though but it's not intended to be scrutinised that close. You can try and fix a crop with harsher sharpening.

As you can see at full frame it looks great, and same will be if you print it.
Aha cool, i was just worried that it didnt look so sharp at 100% on my pc.
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Nice pictures John, we've got a speckled wood invasion going on here at the moment

I'm guessing this is a female chaffinch
Definitely not a chaffinch.
Female linnet I think. Do you have a photo that shows more of the wing?
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Female linnet I think. Do you have a photo that shows more of the wing?
Unfortunately not, that's the most side on (s)he got

Glad it's not just a boring chaffinch though
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Probosis at the ready!


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Be gentle, took these in Egypt last year with a Powershot A60.
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Old 15-06-2006, 19:44   #73
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Looks like a postcard RobinL very good, nice mix of the daisies and the duck.
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Lovely shot Robin - I'm having to hold myself back from just going "Awwww...!" lovely composition and use of depth of field.
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Thanks guys. The little ***** are rather hard to photograph , partly because I want the short depth of field, so in lots of my shots the focus is out. From 3 outing photographing them, I've found that you get about 5 good shots per hundred

Also exposure is a little tricky because its easy to lose detail in the dark patches or overexpose everything else!

They got really close to me this time, one of them actually brushed past my shoe. So close my Sigma 70-200 couldn't focus on them. The trick is working out which way they are walking, getting in their way, and keeping still.

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A couple I took while out for a walk yesterday, which I was quite pleased with bearing in mind the cheap camera I've got.

Red admiral catching the morning sun.



Hoverfly on flower.



and a shot from my bedroom window which I thought was quite funny of two starlings sunbathing.


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This beer must be stronger than I thought can I not count 3 in that last pic Mattam

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This beer must be stronger than I thought can I not count 3 in that last pic Mattam
I can't count 3, even though I've had a wine or two. I should have said 2 and a quarter starlings!
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I can see 3

That photo only re-enforces my fear of birds beaks.
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