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    Default Restless Flycatcher (Myiagra inquieta)

    Species
    Common Name- Restless Flycatcher
    Scientific Name- Myiagra inquieta

    Date- 15/7/2017

    Location- Strangways, Vic.

    Camera Details
    Brand/Model- Canon 7D II
    Lens- 100-400L II at 312 mm

    Camera Settings
    ISO- 640
    F-Stop- 7.1
    Shutter Speed- 1/1250
    Exposure Bias/Metering/Flash-

    Technique- Hand-held, kneeling

    Attraction Aides-

    Post Production- Selective NR/sharpen, black point, highlights and crop with Photoshop CS 5

    Notes- I've been trying to get close to a pair of these that have been hunting down our lane and the have been quite shy until two days ago, when they suddenly seemed to not care about me and they did their flycatching with me only about 5 metres from them. It was a joy to be grovelling around on the hard and stony ground following them as they worked the fence line. This one could have picked a rustier wire for this shot, but I loved the sheen on the head, so I've posted it anyway.
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    The colour on the head is magic!
    Comment and critique welcome
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    Beautifully captured, Patrick. The sheen on the head is magic!

    John

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    Wonderful capture Patrick. I don't mind the wire - I only ever seem to see them on this sought of wire. Beautiful colour and sheen. Great control of exposure.

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    The bird is crisp and clear Patrick with very good feather detail . The wire is , well , ordinary . I am sure your next post will have the bird on a better perch .
    Regards Woody .
    Thanks for commenting . Any reposts or tips are always appreciated

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    Iridescence shows up well. A nice shot.
    Mike

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    I find all flycatchers hard to get right Patrick and think you have done a great job with this one. Maybe a slight shadows adjustment around the eye area to bring the eye out a bit more? Nicely done, Wilson

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    Nice one Patrick - love the sideways glance

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