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Jun 22, 2011 15:53 |  #1

Hey everyone. This is my first try at getting critique for a photo. I know this is not my best, but it is my best with my new camera. I tried to get the ducks, but they wouldn't get close enough to me.

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Thanks for everything.

BTW does anyone know what kind of geese these are? I still haven't been able to find out.

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Jun 22, 2011 17:02 |  #2

Need more than a tiny thumbnail to comment on.


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Jun 22, 2011 17:17 as a reply to  @ GorgeShooter's post |  #3

Sorry, it was a hyperlinked thumbnail, but I will put up a larger version.

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Jun 22, 2011 17:21 |  #4

You need to take it a step further and do some PP on it. Over half the picture is grass. Crop it, sharpen it, bring up the blacks, etc.


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Jun 23, 2011 00:23 |  #5

I like it - the color and texture of the image is interesting, composition is pretty good but the heads touching the opposite shore are a bother. I could also do with a bit less grass in the foreground.

But not bad.

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Jun 23, 2011 06:13 |  #6

Thanks for the thoughts guys. I am still a little wary of over processing my pictures. Hopefully, I will be able to get to some of my better spots soon so that I can get some shots worth spending some time on.


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Jun 23, 2011 11:58 |  #7

Turn on image editing. It helps for cc.
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Jun 23, 2011 12:46 as a reply to  @ dino211's post |  #8

They look like Greylag Geese but the black on the beak is making me question my ID :confused::confused:

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Jun 24, 2011 03:33 |  #9

not bad. not great, but much better than most people when they first start out.

you say you're wary of overprocessing, but with all your pictures, the least you should do is crop and make sure the exposure is correct (i hope you're shooting RAW!)




  
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Jun 24, 2011 12:27 |  #10

You should also make sure the shoreline doesn't intersect the heads of the taller geese.


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