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    Just another frame from when this wee fellow kept me company in the garden as I cleared away the vegetation from the old fence, currently to be replaced next month. Just quick liked the attitude he/she showed. Easily could have done with a tad more DoF, but HH at 1/500 wasn't an issue, but again, I could have easily cranked the ISO with no issues to the capture. No NR applied, BKG is as is, no need at this low ISO.

    Thanks to those who posted or viewed on the last posting.

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    Subject: Baby European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
    Location: UK
    Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
    Lens: EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III HH
    Exposure: 1/500s at f/6.3 ISO800
    Original format: Landscape, very slight crop
    Processed via: LRC 9.4 & PS2020
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    Love this little feather ball, all puffed up like it was cold. No nits on the techs, spot on as always. Thank you for sharing, Steve.
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    Super shot Steve. What a cutie! Your perch is interesting...I often see/get negative comments about similar perches...not sure why, as it's a natural perch. Lovely detail on the bird, tac sharp head/eye, and I like the near wing blur to emphasize the motion. TFS

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    Thanks Joe, appreciate kind words.

    I often see/get negative comments about similar perches...not sure why, as it's a natural perch.
    Hi Paul, thanks for commenting. I agree, this is from the garden as I often have the camera to hand just in case, or for moments like this. If it's natural, to me it is what it is, however, very few, if any declare if the shot was 'in the wild' or a set-up, which is a bit misleading IMHO. We can all get that lovely BKG and perfect 'perch', in the ideal location for the sun, but for me, both are polls apart. At least with Avian, to a degree, you have control, but in Wildlife you have to take the habitat for what it is. I'm surprised so little folk venture into Wildlife, but hey, we digress.

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    Cute little guy.
    Good BG and perch is fine.
    Just wish for a bit more DOF and SS to get a sharp wing and perch. Love the clear view of the feet.
    Gail

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    That's not a robin!! Lol, just kidding, just not our robin over here. I suppose more sharpness to the wing would be a good thing, but I am drawn to the tack-sharp face. Nice green BG. I like the hunched pose.

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    Steve, aside from aforementioned items I agree you get some really nice detail on these little tykes in the IF areas.

    The natural sort of vignetting by the upper part of bkg adds here with the smooth and rich greens.

    What is MFD for your lens? With the 500mm @ f6.3 I would have thought you'd not have such a radical focal plane. I'd suspect you had to be close...

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    Just wish for a bit more DOF and SS to get a sharp wing and perch.
    Thanks Gail, yes in my intro I did say I needed a bit more SS & DoF, however on reflection, for me the eye/beak is razor sharp, so the viewers eyes gloss over the wing. I just wonder if everything was pin sharp, would it have the same look?


    I suppose more sharpness to the wing would be a good thing, but I am drawn to the tack-sharp face.
    The dilemma Dan, sadly we will never know, but the MK3 just locks on with razor sharp clarity as you can see.

    I like the hunched pose.
    He/She as attitude!

    What is MFD for your lens? With the 500mm @ f6.3 I would have thought you'd not have such a radical focal plane. I'd suspect you had to be close...
    Can't remember, but the frame is almost FF so probably 3-4m?
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