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Greenfinch (Carduelis Chloris)

Greenfinch (Carduelis Chloris)
Copyright ©2005, Phil Battersby
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A nicely marked young greenfinch took its own photograph, what a talented bird. From my series of Bird Self Portraits.

Photographer: Phil Battersby
Folder: Recent Photos
Uploaded: 02-Jun-2005 20:01 CEST
Current Rating: 9.00/3
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Camera: Olympus C8080
Exposure time:
Aperture: F8.0
Focal length: 130mm
Focusing method: Manual
ISO: 50
White balance: Auto
Flash: external
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Cropped resized USM gamma contrast correction.
Various: This bird triggered the camera automatcally when it landed on the branch.
Image resized to: 753x1024

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Self Portrait

Again an amazing self portrait, its almost if the bird is comming off the screen. Very well done....

Fonzy - at 21:56 CEST on 02-Jun-2005 [Reply]

The Best

Phil, I think that you have some of the best close up I have seen of birds on this site, I'm no photography expert but i do watch alot of pic's on alot of web sites including here and it alway's amaze me of the crisp color's, good lighting and detailed sharpness you guy's and gal's achieve, I know it's no fly by night affair but pure pratice and dedication for what you love to do and share. Good Job.

Kerland Elder at 00:41 CEST on 03-Jun-2005 [Reply]


Many thanks for the nice comments Kerland, it is much appreciated.

Phil Battersby at 09:13 CEST on 03-Jun-2005 [Reply]


As everyone who looks at your birds, I am impressed about the quality and sharpnes of these fotos !

3 QUESTIONS please :

1) What is the camera distance to the bird ?

2) Are'nt the birds disdurbed by sound of the starting camera >> initial moving lenstube at start ? (Assuming the cameras external power suply is switched on by a wide angel sensor or manually!?)

3) Do you use the 8080 IR remote to make the shot manually - Or do you use a second sensor to shoot (automaticly) after the bird is in place ?

Kind regards Dirk

Dirk Guttmann at 14:31 CEST on 25-Jun-2005 [Reply]