Watching the birdies

Couldn't tear myself away from watching the birds this morning, they were flitting about in the tree just outside the window. Lots of babies with such fluffy feathers, this was my favourite.
Super shot
posted July 31st, 2016  
FAVtastic :)
posted July 31st, 2016  
Seriously sweet.
posted July 31st, 2016  
Awwww....what a dear little face and lovely colours.
posted July 31st, 2016  
So cute
posted July 31st, 2016  
Gorgeous shot showing the blue and the cheeky look! fav
posted August 1st, 2016  
So sweet and fluffy!
posted August 1st, 2016  
Brilliant shot!
posted August 1st, 2016  
Windswept and interesting as Billy Connolly would say.
posted August 1st, 2016  
Gorgeous!
posted August 1st, 2016  
Easy to see why you fell in love with it!
posted August 1st, 2016  
Lovely shot of the blue tit. I am not sure about the very dark background though. It gives an illusion that this was shot at night, and of course we all know that blue tits would not be awake then. If it were mine I would just desaturate and darken a tad. Maybe reduce the clarity or sharpness a tad too. Then lighten the bird a fraction and work on the eye. This will then make this a super image. I hope you don't mind the critique?
posted August 1st, 2016  
Fav for this lovely shot
posted August 1st, 2016  
Aww his little feathers blowing in the wind are so cute.
posted August 1st, 2016  
@marshwader This is a lovely shot, and I agree with your critique. I don't see much of it on this site, unless one goes to the "critique" page and posts a photo. That has been very helpful. I think its nice to get helpful feedback like you did. Sometimes though I guess that its comes down to photographer preference or style. I've been tempted a few times to add some critique but hesitant. Thanks for your input. I believe that it can be helpful to us all.
posted August 1st, 2016  
Christine, this is such a lovey shot...I like how scruffy he/she looks. My daughter who is a professional photographer (people.. I shy away from people lol)... anyway she said that its always about the eyes for her people stuff, so I've been using that "rule" with my nature photography especially if I'm not sure where I want to focus, and if I have a shallow dof.
posted August 1st, 2016  
terrifically tousled blue tit with so many mouths to feed they sometimes get well worn down
posted August 1st, 2016  
@stefneyhart Thank you for your comment! When I first did 365 in 2012 I was under the impression that the whole purpose was to take a picture every day and by doing so you improve your photography. Critiques are vital in that learning process, but obviously not to be unkind. I try to write as much as possible, being helpful not only for the author but also by critiquing other's images my eye gets better for my own photography. The same applies to teaching, which really improves your photography especially if you don't know the answer! All the best with your photography!
posted August 1st, 2016  
@marshwader I don't mind at all! Thanks for taking the time to give me the feedback, it's great. This went from Lightroom into Colour Efex where I tried various presets, but I think I got a bit carried away :-) I'll reverse some of those adjustments and try out the suggestions you've made when I get time. I'm keen to learn so I do appreciate your advice, thank you!
posted August 1st, 2016  
You just got to love him! Fav
posted August 1st, 2016  
@stefneyhart I agree with you and @marshwader , critique is important and certainly most welcome. I'm learning so much and I'll really benefit from your feedback. You take some amazing photos and your focus is always spot on. I'll keep practising...I just wish these pesky birds would keep still for a minute!
posted August 1st, 2016  
Extraordinary!
posted August 3rd, 2016  
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