Abdo Allam  

(no title) by Abdo Allam

December 2019 - (no title)

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For this month, I choose one of bird photography, which I discovered is one of the most difficult kinds of photography . It's difficult to take sharp and clean shots for birds in their real environment.

Nikon D500 Nikkor 200-500 @700 Extender 1.4 III
F/8 1/1000

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8 comments posted

Sunil Mehta   Sunil Mehta
Very nice capture, agree, it is difficult to take good sharp bird pictures.   Posted: 12/01/2019 21:54:33

Richard Huang   Richard Huang
Nice picture. I know, it is not easy...   Posted: 12/01/2019 22:39:12

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Abdo, good job on your bird photography! I am hoping to learn how to get good bird shots while living in Florida for six months.

It's crisp, great colors, nice lines with the branches and faded out background. And a catchlight in his eye!   Posted: 12/06/2019 21:08:30

Terry Walters   Terry Walters
You're right, very tough to capture in the wild but you did a pretty good job here. Brenda's covered most items, maybe darken down the branch a little to make the bird stand out a bit more?   Posted: 12/07/2019 13:21:39

Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
Excellent clean photo of this colorful bird. Lighting is perfect illuminating the orange around his eye.

One small suggestion for an even cleaner image would be to clone out a little of the branch going out of the frame to clear the frame edges.   Posted: 12/07/2019 15:58:05
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Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
One other idea is to rotate it into a horizontal frame.
(for example rotating 90 degrees and flip horizontal)   Posted: 12/07/2019 16:00:55
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Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
(Groups 4 & 58 & 72)
Abdo, in reality you were shooting @ 1050 mm (35 mm/full frame equivalent). Was this hand held ? The reason of the soft image. As a rule of thumb you should always use a shutter speed equivalent to the max mm in your capture (1050 or greater, plus adding some fudge factor por possible additional movement when you press the shutter release). Also the Nikkor 200-500 mm f/5.6 is not the sharpest of the lenses, aggravated by the added 1.4x TC.   Posted: 12/08/2019 10:09:35
Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Thanks, Isaac, that's interesting info.
  Posted: 12/08/2019 11:14:20