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Mar 14, 2019 22:11:09   #
jkruz
 
While kayaking through Robinson Preserve in Bradenton, Fl I came to appreciate the challenge of bird photography, of which, I have no experience. Especially after viewing magnificent images here on UHH. Floating around in a kayak trying to capture a sharp image of a bird who apparently did not understand "sit-stay.." will take more learning and practice on my part. With that said, here are a few images I came up with. I was on shore when I snapped the Blue Heron photo. Comments, suggestions and critiques welcomed.









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Mar 14, 2019 22:16:54   #
SkyKing (a regular here)
 
...these are awesome...especially the first two...

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Mar 14, 2019 22:17:30   #
ELNikkor (a regular here)
 
Really like #1, and all are good! Keep at it!

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Mar 14, 2019 22:22:21   #
jkruz
 
Thanks. While not as sharp as I'd like, the reflection of the birds seems to form a heart shape.

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Mar 14, 2019 22:53:14   #
water falls (a regular here)
 
Beautiful images !

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Mar 14, 2019 23:52:01   #
UTMike (a regular here)
 
Very nice work! Not everything has to be in extra sharp focus to be appealing.

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Mar 14, 2019 23:55:43   #
Retired CPO (a regular here)
 
All of them are really nice. I love the Yellow Crowned Night Heron, it's rare to get a good photo of those guys. A couple of them are a bit soft when enlarged, hard to say why.

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Mar 15, 2019 05:38:58   #
J-SPEIGHT (a regular here)
 
jkruz wrote:
While kayaking through Robinson Preserve in Bradenton, Fl I came to appreciate the challenge of bird photography, of which, I have no experience. Especially after viewing magnificent images here on UHH. Floating around in a kayak trying to capture a sharp image of a bird who apparently did not understand "sit-stay.." will take more learning and practice on my part. With that said, here are a few images I came up with. I was on shore when I snapped the Blue Heron photo. Comments, suggestions and critiques welcomed.
While kayaking through Robinson Preserve in Braden... (show quote)

Nice set.

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Mar 15, 2019 06:56:02   #
nimbushopper (a regular here)
 
You did very well! I recommend that you check the "store original" box so we can see the original size image.

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Mar 15, 2019 07:24:08   #
jaymatt (a regular here)
 
Nice birds, particularly one and two.

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Mar 15, 2019 08:56:55   #
jkruz
 
Is there a way to check the box after the fact or would the images need to be reloaded?

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Mar 15, 2019 09:13:27   #
bajadreamer
 
The first 2, the Roseate Spoonbills, are very nice. The dark background really emphasizes the color of the birds. Yes, it is always good to have super sharp, very finely detailed, shots, but sometimes the overall ambiance of of the shot is enough to make it an appealing shot. IMO these first 2 accomplish that.

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Mar 15, 2019 10:31:16   #
jkruz
 
Thanks for the comments. I agree, composition generates the initial emotion when viewing an image which i believe to be one of the most important elements of a photo. We strive for perfection through learning and practice.

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Mar 15, 2019 11:10:09   #
Earnest Botello (a regular here)
 
Very good set.

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Mar 15, 2019 11:23:21   #
kpmac (a regular here)
 
You are off to a nice start on your bird photography journey.

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