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Old 04-29-2011   #1
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Hello everyone. Well now that spring is here I have seen some pretty cool birds. While out yesterday I saw a pair of these kingbirds, but only one them was willing to get their picture taken. Its more of a portrait cause they were sitting on a fence and I really didnt not like the un-natural perch. Hope you enjoy. C&C welcomed and encouraged.
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Old 04-29-2011   #2
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You did your best Robert,the bird choose the wrong perch.
Nice to see this beauty.

(It is a bid hard,some contrast reduction will help)
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Hi Robert, perfect and great colour, fantastic eye and feather detail.
But for myself, if I was going to go for a head shot, then I would have cropped it just below the shoulders. Thats just my opinion, it will be interesting to see others comments.
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Nice looking Kingbird Robert. This one almost cut me it is sooooo very sharp. Maybe back off a tad? It is a nice photo though...
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A great capture of a pretty little bird, it's a shame you could'nt get it on a natural perch, I'm much the same about "unatural surroundings" , but just to be contrary I'd love to see the whole of the shot Robert
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They're remarkable portraits indeed, very sharp. Yes, I, too, though, ended up wondering about the setting. They almost look like they're taken in a studio!
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Nice job on these - this is one of my favorite birds.

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Nice portraits Robert just a tad too sharp.
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Great detail and a lovely looking little bird Robert, Love the way birds feathers change from one colour to the next.

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Thank you all very much for all the comments, much appreciated.


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