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Golden Headed Cisticola



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7 Comments | Report
Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More January 30, 2015
Awesome capture! great little gymnast!
trevorsmart
 
trevorsmart January 30, 2015
Thanks for the awards and likes.
TrevJel
 
TrevJel January 30, 2015
Great capture, little yoga master.
travelfaraway
 
travelfaraway February 03, 2015
What a great capture
Roach1969
 
Roach1969 September 14, 2015
Great capture, nice shot. Thank you for entering my challenge
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden October 30, 2015
Wow...beautiful!!
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catherinethompson September 13, 2016
Fabulous. Your birds are outstanding.

Behind The Lens

Location
I really like to take photos of wildlife especially birds and often go for morning or evening walks with camera in hand. This little champion popped up in the reeds when I was waiting for some larger birds to come in for a drink. I was only about 200 metres from home near a canal, one of my usual haunts.
Time
It was 8:35 am when I had the sunlight behind me at a low to medium angle.
Lighting
Just took advantage of the morning light to make sure I didn't have any problems with shadows.
Equipment
My Canon EOS 60D with a Tamron 200-500mm lens and a small carry chair. Shot was hand-held no tripod or flash used.
Inspiration
Luck and a love of birds.
Editing
A medium crop, slight levels adjustment, sharpening and noise reduction.
In my camera bag
As I am usually looking for birds I always have the Tamron 200-500mm lens and the Canon 60D. Other gear includes a monopod for long id shots, a smaller lens Tamron 28-300mm lens for closer shots and a Canon 2x extender.
Feedback
Pick the right time to take your photos, for me this time is early morning or just before dusk when it is a little cooler. The light at these times is better than bright overhead sunlight. Study the local area and work out where the birds are, ie reeds, grasslands, trees and pick a position where you think the birds will be active. A small fold up chair in a partially hidden area is idea. Patience, silence and making sure that the camera settings are correct are my key requirements.

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