Monday, 13 February 2012

Blue Tit

No chance to get out today at any point (too much work on and terribly dull weather), so another Blue Tit from the weekend, when the light was much better. A quick note on cropping: this individual was bang in the middle of the frame in the original image, but I have edited the shot to have the bird very much off-centre. Doing this can, I think, add to a picture's appeal, help retain viewer interest and sometimes add a sense of drama. In this case, it's hard to resist contemplating what the bird was looking at (perhaps he was searching for his missing leg).

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/400th sec, f/7. 400mm at ISO 500. Distance to subject: < 4m

2 comments:

  1. Nice one Tim, I agree with the positioning of the bird, I find myself often making it central and on the odd occasion I think about composition a bit more, it can add to the feel of the picture.

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  2. Very nice indeed. Well cropped.

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