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Our feathered friends are found all around us. From the common to the exotic.
- Birds of any type in the wild or in captivity. Share your images, techniques and equipment choices.
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Postby PeteD » Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:09 am

When I was toying with the idea of doing another 52 week thread, I was trying to come up with new ideas. One of which was a kind of tutorial/how to/tips type of deal where I could demonstrate the before and after with photos.

Like the two photos below. All I did was walk 30 feet to the left and it made the composition cleaner, background less busy, and so on.

May have to do this idea next time

First photo
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Moved thirty feet to the left
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Re: Before and after

Postby TomCofer » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:08 pm

It does help a lot. Sometimes we forget that we have feet. :)
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Re: Before and after

Postby PeteD » Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:43 pm

Thanks Tom.

Whenever I see something I have not been lucky enough to get before, I take a quick shot just so I can have one. Then after studying it for a bit , seeing if it is relaxed, tense, moving through , whatever I can then look around as to ways to make the shot better. In this case I did not like the tree just to the left of the kingfisher or the duck house to the right. Yes , they tell the story of the environment I was in. But not the type of shot I was looking for. SO I looked around , and moved.

Trying to save up now as I want a 1.4 and a 2.0 teleconverter. To bring those distant, small subjects closer. This was about 100 yards away

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Re: Before and after

Postby TomCofer » Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:52 am

The teleconverter is on my wish list too. :)
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