The prize for being patient

Posted by Prathmesh on Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:21 am

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This is a Verditer Flycatcher bathing. I was waiting patiently near a water puddle for about 4 hours before this one decided to reward my patience by enjoying a dip in the puddle literally 5-6 feet away.
Again cropped vertically as I like it better this way.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:17 am
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Patience rewarded! A fine shot of the soggy bird. Nice sharp details. I admire your persistence! I think this could look even better with most of the blurry foreground cropped off, and a bit more brightness might bring out the eyes of the bird. I can see how this would be a difficult exposure with the bright foreground and dark bird, but if you removed the blurry foreground, you could brighten up the bird and it's background without blowing out the lights. May I post a revised photo here to show you what I mean? (It would not be a vertical crop, of course....)
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by AForns on Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:47 am
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Love when a plan works out !!! Patience pays !! Love it !
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by Ron Day on Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:12 pm
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Love the “soaked” appearance of this flycatcher. It appears to have an attitude. Your hard work yielded a dividend in the form of a beautiful photograph.

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