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Proud Parents

The Netherlands, Oegstgeest – May 2020

We have a family of great tits as guests in our backyard. The parents fly in and out to feed the unseen – but quite vocally present – brethren. The theme for the weekly Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #96 is ‘cropping the shot’. Show how and why you crop shots, that is the basic question.

Basically I am not an avid cropper. Certainly in the days of film, cropping let always to the loss of quality. In digital times that is somehow different, especially using RAW format and a much better image capture technology. But in general: when taking the photo I try to frame it the way I want the final result to look like. Sometimes (digital is cheap) I take different frames of the same subject. But sometimes that is not possible.

In this photo – to close the series – a lucky shot of the two proud and very busy parents. I was focussing on one of them in the Wisteria, when the other came into the shot as well. The quality is not that great but it closes this series nicely.


Shot with Nikon D500, edited using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a bigger version

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