Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Salvage work sharpens Whistler

Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris) pops in just two metres from the hide. Quick shot and bird's off again. Too sudden to change camera settings. Too close for desirable depth of field. Not much of a picture. But ...

But ... lose the blurry bits, reshape the final image and the picture looks a bit better. Not always so lucky.

Tried various crops with this Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis). To no avail. Some shots just don't have enough quality to repay extra effort


Mark Young said...

Your Rufous Whistler photos are excellent! Especially the portrait.
btw, is that a female of juv bird?

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Tony
You're not getting "fussy" now, are you? I'd be delighted with those shots.
Where are the waterbirds?

Andy said...

Although it may not be exactly what you wanted, it still is a fine photograph.

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Mark: Female. Should have ID'd as such. Missed out on male partner, which refused to quit the densder parts of the paperbarks.

Hi Denis: What waterbirds? They took off with the Feb rains and most have stayed away, specially from the main lagoon.

Thanks Andy.

Gouldiae said...

G'day Tony,
Yeah, I'm with Denis. I'd be quite happy with the blurry bits. Nice shot(s). Good example of how a bird of rather plain appearance can make an excellent subject. I love the Jacky Winters and Grey Shrike-thrushes of the world.

Tyto Tony said...

Thanks Gouldiae. BYW, haven't been quite such active commenter on other blogs lately because using library for internetaccess and so time limited.

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