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Ducks/Birds -1st try - Rip em apart!

 
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Feb 02, 2011 18:26 as a reply to  @ post 11765725 |  #16

Love 'em!!!


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Feb 02, 2011 20:20 |  #17

This is a really nice set. Well done! A lower angle for birds in the water is generally considered optimal but the setting may dictate your access. You could have used a higher ss for the in-flight of the Mallard and it would have helped the image to have it coming more towards you than heading away but sometimes you have to take what you get. Also, you have several of the birds centered in the frame and you may want to give them some room in front to "swim into'.

Overall, great detail and nice light and shots you should be proud of.


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Feb 02, 2011 23:51 |  #18

#1 gets my vote, great set!


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Feb 07, 2011 15:49 |  #19

Thanks again guys! I'm going to go out and try again!


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Feb 07, 2011 16:52 |  #20

Focal points in #3 & #8 are too centered and IMO should be cropped. I think if the right side was cropped off both shots and a little from the top it would help a bit. # 2 is nice and sharp and has beautiful color. I'd crop some off of left and top to help move the head toward left side and up in frame.
You've done a good job with capturing, just need a little more attention to composition. Great color, nice and sharp. Most avid shooters should be very happy with this set. You've positioned yourself well in relation to the sun.

When I shoot birds my first consideration is to record them sharp at a nice exposure level. I can later crop them as desired.


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Feb 08, 2011 01:12 |  #21

Brilliant set really loved it. If indeed I had to nit pick ... the unfortunate distorted reflection of the beak in No.1 is distracting and in No.4 you could probably crop a bit off the right edge and at the bottom to avoid the lady cut off and the duck's head. but amazing shots none the less and the water drippin off the beak in No.6 is the icing on the cake. Well done




  
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Feb 08, 2011 13:24 |  #22

Amazing shots. Well done!


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Feb 08, 2011 16:47 |  #23

I think it's a nice set, the child on the wall is my favorite.




  
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Feb 09, 2011 10:18 |  #24

Not much to rip apart. Nice work! If I had to complain it would be about image #2. It's the least interesting shot of the group. A tad boring? ;)




  
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