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_MG_0810 No time to think
18-DEC-2007

_MG_0810 No time to think

Grabbed my camera when I saw this guy on the suet plate. Unfortunately, there was no card in it. By the time I got the card, he flew off and was almost out of range. This is severely cropped. Hint: The eye glints were barely visible in this image. I zoomed in on the eyes in Photoshop, chose the Dodge tool and set it for 100% and "highlights" and clicked in the glint area to lighten it. Glints are important!

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
1/640s f/5.6 at 400.0mm iso400 full exif

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Judith Barnett20-Dec-2007 17:01
How lucky you are to have them and adding the slight glint certainly gave it more life.
clickertrickdog19-Dec-2007 00:06
What a beautiful photo. Cute little bird, and the highlights look great.

Tammy
Graham Tomlin18-Dec-2007 23:57
wonderful capture regards Helen
Peeka18-Dec-2007 21:31
Looks Great Isabel and yes this was the blue bird I was referring to in another comment. Cute lil guy!
Raymond18-Dec-2007 21:18
An Eastern Blue Bird... You're very lucky Isabel, ther are not that many around. I had a couple who spent last summer here in my gardens... They're cousin to the Robins. They have a "funny"particularity, they like to make their nest on top of old fence posts, those that are "empty" in the middle ! I always thought it was not a very protective way to make a nest... but they must know something I don't !