John, birds are desperate this year. My feeders are being eaten in hours and by both Robin and Chaffinch. A rook stole my nut feeder last week and flew off with it. It has been a long winter for them.The photographs look really good.
Thank you Adrian - not as sharp as I would wish, apart from maybe the last but they were fairly small crops but I am pleased with the depth of colour.I have lots of different adults bringing their young. Now it's turned cooler again they need the extra we put out. At one stage I had to zip tie the suet feeder on as the corvids kept unhooking it.
John, if you fancy the grind...sorry work flow.. you can pre-sharpen in the Raw editor. At the top little tool bar go one to the right, or maybe two. It can often help lift feather detail. Then finish off in Elements with a mid tone vibrance boost. I always check in levels to make sure I'm not clipping the proper bits.
Thanks for the info Adrian - hadn't noticed there was another set of tweaks - unfortunately when I tried them it looked fine in the RAW editor but when it transferred to Elements it was truly awful, like a wet painting left out in rain. Yuk!
Shouldn't be that bad. Adobe are a pain but their algorithms are up there with the best. Bloody should be for the price and software one needs a doctorate in cryptic to use. I love Adobe hours of entertainment. Your images are two hundred percent better through shooting RAW.
That's never happened to me. Send me a Tiff file I'll run it. Adobe can be a pain but your images are looking superb.
Beautiful pics John! Those Robins certainly are innovative!
Thank you Maree - hunger makes them try anything to get food.
TWG - cute unless you are another Robin. Then they become enraged and will fight viciously to preserve their territory.
The garden visitors are certainly get resourceful just lately John.Lovely shots.
Keith: There are so many frantic to find food for their offspring at the moment.
Lovely photos of the Robin John, they are much more secretive in my garden and rarely seen on any of the feeders.I enjoyed watching your recent videos of the Great Tits. Glad they fledged successfully and that you have seen them since. Fledglings look awfully vulnerable on the ground, I had fledgling Starlings sunning themselves for far too long last week, such easy prey for cats or Sparrowhawks! Well done with identifying the bee. With bees, wasps, hoverflies, sawflies etc it can be quite a nightmare.
Thank you Jan. The Robins here are usually very shy but I think with so many relatively cool days on the East coast there are just not enough insects about, especially now there are so many youngsters to feed. The youngsters are very vulnerable at the moment as they don't realise the need to stay under cover at the right time.I was lucky with identifying the bee, I managed to choose the right combination of words for the search. That is an art I usually fail at!Just to let you know I received your guess this week.
Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John