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Sunday, November 7, 2010
To Crop or Not to Crop
Here we have three pictures, or I should say, three crops taken from the same frame. In my quest for "small birds in flight" captures I have come up with a strategy of baiting the birds with the feeder. My focus is set on the feeder or just a tiny bit distant and then I shift the field of view to the side where I anticipate the little guys will come storming in. With most things in life timing and luck is everything but photography requires additional elements. In this case a 200mm f2.8 prime lens on an 18 megapixel Dslr didn't hurt our chances. Why? Because it lets us capture a fairly wide frame at a resolution high enough that the image can easily be cropped down to find the picture within the picture. The White Breasted Nuthatch tells a different story in each of these compositions. Which do you like the best?