Wool robin. Needle felting.

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  1. As a bird photographer, I absolutely care about noise. Noise in an image means a straight line or texture in a feather detail is being obscured. For a great bird shot, there rarely is any added charm when there is obvious grain or noise in the photo.

  2. Is this a spam bot account? The page is littered with these posts

  3. Really love the degree the background is dissolved here. Not completely obliterated, so we can see colors and context. Great job

  4. Kingfishers are so underrated. They come in the most amazing colors. To me, Kingfishers are right there behind hummingbirds and ahead of tanagers in dazzlingness.

  5. The oh so charismatic kookaburra is also a kingfisher!

  6. I think you have to put the app in a position to succeed. You let it listen to your dog panting and asked it to ID the bird? It probably made the best match it could. In the field you probably won't have your puppy panting, right?

  7. I was listening to birds while the puppy was fetching a ball, as the puppy approached, Great Blue Heron popped up. I played it back and it was clearly the puppy. I will probably have the dog by my side all the time.

  8. If you remove the dog panting, maybe the app can get it. But they just don't train the algorithm to disambiguate puppies and birds.

  9. They have so much personality! I like shot 5 and shot 7 the best. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Wow, fantastic capture! So well isolated and such a clean background :)

  11. Nice capture! love the red against the nice background :) Good behavior too~

  12. The light streaks are from foreground cars while the bus/tram is stopped (there is no driver). The red streaks are from the cars driving away from the driver and the white streaks are from those driving towards.

  13. This is a wonderful photo that really captures the personality and color of this bird!

  14. Absolutely fantastic! Love your elevation and foreground/backgrounds

  15. Only in the US dude, they're basically non existent in Europe or whatever part of the world that isn't America

  16. An American Robin showed up in the UK recently and local birders totally flipped. I mean, as would I for such a rare transient !

  17. Wow that's awesome! I hope he makes his way to the Netherlands!

  18. It just goes to show how one place's common bird is another place's exotic. I was just on vacation in the US and these robins are more common than pigeons where I was! They are just everywhere

  19. in Brazil, southeastern Paraguay, and extreme northeastern Argentina.

  20. Man, South America has the best birds. I'm convinced South America + India are birding heaven.

  21. Wow! I can't believe I've never heard of or seen this bird. Fantastic, and thank you for sharing.

  22. I love taking pics of neon, will go find this and post my results!

  23. I'm mostly a bird photographer, so I needed one that would fit a long barrelled lens (upwards of 30cm / 12 inches). The Manfrotto Advanced2 was one of my only options, but I do love it:

  24. Just to cloud your judgement, I'll throw in for the m50. I do bird and street photography and find it quite capable. I use older EF lenses like the 50mm f/1.8 and the 400mm f/5.6. I also have a speedbooster for the 50mm which makes it a f/1.2. Normally I would suggest the Fuji for newbies starting photography, but today's photo editing software can pretty much give you any look you want with the press of 1 button.

  25. First I'll qualify these critiques by saying I don't think this sub is great for getting advice. No one's photos are perfect, and mostly it's people saying the photos are fine, even though there are obvious flaws (which is usually what the poster is asking for).

  26. I think it's great, except the lower right is too bright. And it's neither warm nor cool, just kind of sterile. I'm not sure if you've seen this video by Pierre Lambert on his editing of the Chicago S-curve, but it might help you.

  27. Thank you for the critique and advice. I use things like this to get better so it’s very appreciated!

  28. Also, one more bit of unsolicited advice! You have no idea who on this sub is an expert. I see a LOT of bad advice or "this photo is fine" when what they're really saying is "This is better than I could have taken, so I'm sure its fine."

  29. The blur in the train tracks photo is artificial right? To non-photographers it will feel inexplicably awkward to look at the photo. But to photographers, we will wonder why distant photos on the right are blurry, but the snow and tracks 15 feet (5m) in front of you is sharp.

  30. Weelll, personally I’m not into street photography. It just seems weird to me to take photos of people without their permission. However, I have two images right now that rank as some of my favs: one of a cluster of photographers waiting on an appearance from the bat falcon, and one of three birders in the background of three seemingly gossipy cormorants. The cluster shot features a rather grimacy birder glaring at my camera; the cormorants photo has the birds in focus with the women blurred in the background. I don’t consider either predatory, but I also don’t have them out for public consumption. I would hope if I ever did try to publish anything other than birds, I would be sure to get permission first rather than be a peeping Tom (which is how I view the weird hidden camera thing).

  31. Then in my opinion, your interest in the subject matter/context is possibly clouding your perception of the core question. Those photographers did not know you were taking their picture, so the issue remains.

  32. How many Reddit threads require identifying info to be blurred/marked out? My concern (not lack of interest) is the ability to move about unimpeded by fear of showing up in, say, People of Walmart. Street photography that uses artistic method to remove identifying info (silhouettes, blur, back, etc.) are fine for me. I just personally can’t side with making an unwitting participant a viral image. If I were into this kind of image making, I would still request permission, even post-snap.

  33. The thing is, that is the price of being in public. The rationale is that, let's say you were in Walmart wearing a ridiculous outfit, then people can still see you with their eyes. If there were 50 people in Walmart, 50 people would see you. If a shriners convention was rolling through, maybe 500 people would see you. The issue is with the internet imo, and not photographers. You're being seen regardless.

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