Fledgling


derek897

Link Posted 11/03/2019 - 11:31
This little Dove just fledged this morning, and happily posed for me, only 1 of them is cropped, the rest are framed as shot. It was resting,down beside the oil burner,
K1 + da* 300mm


IMGP4085ed21sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr


IMGP4102ed21sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr


Fledged by dr.shutter, on Flickr


IMGP4110ed1sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr
I know what i like, If not always why.

LennyBloke

Link Posted 11/03/2019 - 11:58
That first shot is spot on, the pose is just right, the OOF background great and soft & muted colours at the dark end of the range, suits the subject
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pschlute

Link Posted 11/03/2019 - 12:45
Lovely. The circle of life.
Peter



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derek897

Link Posted 11/03/2019 - 12:48
A few more as it changed position for me.
In the ivy now


Fledgling by dr.shutter, on Flickr


Fledgling by dr.shutter, on Flickr


Fledgling by dr.shutter, on Flickr
I know what i like, If not always why.

pschlute

Link Posted 11/03/2019 - 16:23
The first Ivy shot is the best of them all (and they are all good). Personally i would clone out the brown edges of the leaves, but a stunner non the less.
Peter



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HarisF1

Link Posted 11/03/2019 - 16:25
Love it, what a beautiful bird. Excellent PP, gorgeous bokeh and critically sharp where you need it. Must have taken a bunch of patience to get that nicely focused shot.
Last Edited by HarisF1 on 11/03/2019 - 16:26

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derek897

Link Posted 11/03/2019 - 18:16
Cheers guys. Your thoughts and c.c are always welcome,

HarisF1 wrote:
Love it, what a beautiful bird. Excellent PP, gorgeous bokeh and critically sharp where you need it. Must have taken a bunch of patience to get that nicely focused shot.

Cheers Haris, I did take plenty of shots, but to be honest, I really didn't need to. I ended up with many multiples of almost identical shots.
With little or no difference between them. Most of these are at minimum focus distance. Give or take a couple of inches.
I had forgotten how good the da * 300mm was, rich colours and contrast. And plenty sharp. I just hope it survives, as lots of cats and dogs around.
I know what i like, If not always why.
Last Edited by derek897 on 11/03/2019 - 18:17

Lubbyman

Link Posted 11/03/2019 - 20:13
pschlute wrote:
The first Ivy shot is the best of them all (and they are all good).

+1
But don't clone out the brown edges of the leaves. It's nature as it really is, not a defect in the picture.

Steve

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Sry

Link Posted 11/03/2019 - 22:16
+1 for the first ivy shot. And I really like that the backgrounds are pretty dark. Nice set.

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doodlebug

Link Posted 11/03/2019 - 22:58
Great pictures Derek

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davidwozhere

Link Posted 11/03/2019 - 23:59
A wonderful opportunity and you have made the most of it. Super shots.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 14/03/2019 - 10:11
Super stuff Derek... great subject, lovely softness to the light, and very subtle muted colours...

Best
Bill

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carmagw

Link Posted 15/03/2019 - 09:44
Great detail, the first shot of each set would be my favourites.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards

George

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DSP121

Link Posted 18/03/2019 - 05:09
I like the 2nd set! The spotted light on a bird is so beautiful! Wonderful pictures, Derek!
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MilesGreen

Link Posted 22/03/2019 - 11:22
Very nice pictures. And a rare opportunity you captured. I like that you chose to shoot wide open on most of them, those backgrounds are so smooth.
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