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Leaden Flycatcher


Posted by Jan Wegener on Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:08 am

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One of the funkiest birds around. He got a loud call and constantly wags his tail. Such characters. Here he landed on my mangrove perch for a short moment. 


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by SantaFeJoe on Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:23 am
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Another image that has your signature style written all over it! Perfect BG, perch and detail, along with the pose. Even the whiskers are visible around the beak.

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by Debapratim Saha on Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:06 am
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Wonderful work Jan,congrats.
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by clement on Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:47 am
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Wonderful picture Jan
 

by Isaac Grant on Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:59 pm
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Classis Wegener photo with a perfect pose, beautiful complex perch and colorful background. I was fortunate enough to see Leaden Flycatcher while in Australia and they are such beautiful birds.
 

by Des on Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:25 pm
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Perfect timing on this one, Jan. Love it!
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by Ranger on Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:43 pm
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Great picture of a stunning little bird.
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:01 pm
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I've had dogs like that, Jan!  :wink:   What a beautiful species and an overall gorgeous frame!

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by E.J. Peiker on Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:41 pm
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Freaking amazing bird and photo.
 

by Mike Danzenbaker on Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:10 am
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Hi Jan,

Beautiful work as always.

Is this cropped or FF? I'm wondering about the twig along the right side, seems like it should either be there (ideal) or not, rather than sort of split down the middle.
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by Jan Wegener on Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:42 am
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IMike Danzenbaker wrote:
Hi Jan,

Beautiful work as always.  

Is this cropped or FF?  I'm wondering about the twig along the right side, seems like it should either be there (ideal) or not, rather than sort of split down the middle.




More or less. Would you just crop them out? 
 

by Isaac Grant on Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:33 am
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Jan Wegener wrote:
IMike Danzenbaker wrote:
Hi Jan,

Beautiful work as always.  

Is this cropped or FF?  I'm wondering about the twig along the right side, seems like it should either be there (ideal) or not, rather than sort of split down the middle.




More or less. Would you just crop them out? 



I love the chosen crop and the inclusion of the leaves on the right and the bottom. I find these kinds of complex perches make far more interesting photos. Just wish we had more perches like this in and around New York City. When all of our perches are the best and the trees are blooming and the leaves are small we basically have no birds. None of the migrants have arrived and many of the winter residents have left. By the time the migrants and breeders arrive everything has leafed out and finding a perch with small leaves or something of interest is almost impossible.  I envy those beautiful perches that you post.
 

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SantaFeJoe wrote:
Another image that has your signature style written all over it! Perfect BG, perch and detail, along with the pose. Even the whiskers are visible around the beak.

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by Robert Sabin on Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:15 pm
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SantaFeJoe wrote:
Another image that has your signature style written all over it! Perfect BG, perch and detail, along with the pose. Even the whiskers are visible around the beak.

Joe
 

by Denis55 on Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:11 am
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Over the top work as usual!
 

by Mike Danzenbaker on Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:39 am
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Jan Wegener wrote:
IMike Danzenbaker wrote:
Hi Jan,

Beautiful work as always.  

Is this cropped or FF?  I'm wondering about the twig along the right side, seems like it should either be there (ideal) or not, rather than sort of split down the middle.




More or less. Would you just crop them out? 


Hi Jan,

If I had the entire twig (horizontally) in the original I'd try to find a way to include it, even if it changes the aspect ratio to something longer than normal, like 16:9 (for which I've developed a taste).  If not, I'd probably just do what you did, as it does provide some framing and balance that would be lost if cropped off completely.  In other words I partially recant my earlier comment :))

If you did expand to the right and also had more veg along the bottom it might work to include that too, and preserve your aspect ratio. 
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by Kari Post on Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:16 pm
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Amazing shot! The detail is incredible and the pose, colors, and composition really make this a dynamic image.
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by Nate Chappell on Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:53 pm
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Beautiful shot Jan!
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A real beauty, Jan. Congratulations.
 

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