Old thread here: http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/chat/f/2542/t/22684.aspx
Because the original thread has, fittingly enough, 'gone bad', it's time for a new 'Bad pics' thread. Here, we celebrate the very worst of our wildlife photography. The subject matter is always brilliant, but the photos are very much not. If it's out of focus, chopped in half, frighteningly under- or over-exposed or terrible in some other way, it belongs here :)
Here's my first (first of many, no doubt) contribution to the new thread, a Goldcrest taken at Barnes yesterday. You need only minor incompetence to take a blurry photo, and the same to take a really under-exposed photo, but to do both in one go requires a special level of cackhandedness.
Oh dear ........... look what I stuffed up on !
can you see this one LOL need magnifying glass !
well spotted and captured on camera Nigel, I've only seen a SF, never a pied one.
I was meant to be out walking today, rather than birdwatching. Of course, there's always some birds to see but I didn't want to be carrying the big lens around or keep taking it out of the rucksack and putting it back again. You can guess what happened: Mipits were so close they were almost perching on the brim of me hat. Male and female stonechats posed a few feet away. Mistle Thrushes were feeding fledglings in the trees and I even heard a Cuckoo but couldn't find it. And this bird sang for 10 minutes just yards away when the longest lens I had was the macro.
If you crop really harshly you get this
My first PF and a gorgeous little bird. It was really close in the bins and I could have got some great shots if I'd had my 200-500mm with me! That'll learn me!!
could have been a decent pic if I'd not clipped the end of his bill off lol
My autofocus was slow again....
A headless male mallard in flight.....
Woody enjoying succulent new green cherries, far from ripe on our cherry tree!
Wonder if someone (not me) might have a Dickie tummy!
This swift didn't want to slow down and allow me to get a piccie of its abode...
A grey squirrel in our garden, mooning at me when I got the camera out....
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