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proud jackdaw

Posted by
Emanuel Högberg (Borås, Sweden) on 2 May 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The third of a three image series with this lovely jackdaw. Not fearful of me at all, allowing me to take a few closeups with my cheap tamron zoom.

This one is my favorite. I worked a lot with it trying to remove the horrible chromatic abberations, please let me know what you think. :)

Oh, and aminus3 compresses the image somehow so it loses some of its vibrancy, check out http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/1550/jackdaw800.png for the "true" photo.

Canon EOS 500D 1/320 second F/5.6 ISO 100 300 mm

All comments are very much appreciated, good or bad, though I might not answer each and every one I'll take a look at your photoblog if you have one. It's always nice to be inspired by others, so let me know what you think :)

tataray from france, France

Excellent et luisant. )

2 May 2011 7:54am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

a superb shot... well done to catch the light in it's eye!

2 May 2011 8:48am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

... a closeup of the body ... almost almost entirely ... It is wonderful too but maybe I need to see the whole bird ... I miss his thin legs in this composition ... A subjective opinion indeed! A hug, Adela

2 May 2011 11:55am

@Adela Fonts: Gracias for your opinion Adela, I had not thought of it that way. I love the feet of birds, I should try to take a closeup of just the feet :D take care!

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great capture of this proud looking bird. I like its beady eye!

2 May 2011 12:26pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une belle lumière sur ce plumage de jais !!:) superbe !

2 May 2011 12:36pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Another fine view, with good detail and a very pleasing background tonality.

2 May 2011 2:00pm

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Great closeup

2 May 2011 9:25pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A proud fellow indeed. Well done.

2 May 2011 10:24pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

excellent close up and point of view!

3 May 2011 12:36am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful one, Ilike very much the detail and the angle of the portrait!

3 May 2011 6:45am

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful capture and framing!

3 May 2011 7:38pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Beautiful details and dof in this shot!

10 May 2011 12:09am

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

wonderful capture

26 May 2011 1:49pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice capture !

27 May 2011 4:40am

Canon EOS 500D
1/320 second
F/5.6
ISO 100
300 mm

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