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author Stuart Holmes
subjectWild life
title Thrush - Western Blue Bird
date7/30/2016 10:55:27 PM
detailsThis was a lucky catch at the end of a long hike this past week in the Cuyamaca Mountains in San Diego County. I was struck by the intensity of the blue in this guy when most of the birds in these parts are pretty bland. I'd considered a crop, which some may like, but I also like the sense of place this shot has when including a bit more environment.

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1 Ray Griffiths ( )   (7/31/2016 2:51:15 AM)
We don't get these birds, wish we did, they're very colourful. Nice catch but maybe a bit central with too much dead space at the top. What was the crop you were considering?
2 Stuart Holmes   (7/31/2016 10:44:55 AM)
#1 Ray Griffiths( ): Yeah, I felt the same about the composition myself. When I spotted him, I was across the parking lot and so slowly walked towards this tree while looking through the view finder. As I was moving and not really sure how long he'd stay put I kept him where I had the best chance of a sharp result. I've suggested a crop that might be more pleasing, but I miss some of the green background that helps set the location of the shot.
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