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How to crop a Blue Heron?

 
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May 13, 2012 19:46 |  #1

I got a reasonably good picture of a heron in flight today, but I'm struggling with how to crop it. Here's the full picture:

IMAGE: http://www.lj3.com/misc/fullpic.jpg

Here's one crop:

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Here's a panorama crop:

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Which way should I go?

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May 13, 2012 19:55 |  #2

The second one for me.
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May 13, 2012 20:30 |  #3

Jim nice image. What about these crops? The first is a longer panorama. The other places the heron in a habitat shot using the rule of thirds.


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May 13, 2012 20:34 |  #4

The second or third, depending on your taste. I always like to view an image that has some space for the brid to fly in to. Or if the bird is standing stationary looking in a particular direction, some area for him to look towards. That is just personal preference though and others may disagree.


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May 13, 2012 21:26 |  #5

Stephen Stephen wrote in post #14426865 (external link)
Jim nice image. What about these crops? The first is a longer panorama. The other places the heron in a habitat shot using the rule of thirds.

Those are both photo interpretations that I didn't see. I like them very much. Thank you for the feedback!

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May 13, 2012 21:44 |  #6

Although I do like the suggested interpretaions you also might try a really tight crop of just the bird. The reeds in the background sem distracting to my eye.




  
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