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Jun 05, 2015 18:03 |  #1

I had a good opportunity to photograph that rare bird, the Canada Goose. Still water, good reflection quality. I can't quite nail the composition though, so I offer the full image for your cropping assistance.


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Jun 05, 2015 18:35 |  #2

Crop right above the geese's head.




  
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Jun 05, 2015 22:33 |  #3

I'd take a lot off the sides and a little (the dark stuff behind the grass) off the top, resulting in a portrait format.


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Jun 05, 2015 22:40 |  #4

On top what was being said above I would try to place the geese off center if you can...kind of along the rule of thirds :)


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Jun 05, 2015 23:11 |  #5

I'd make the area above and below the heads equal, then chop some off of the left side to give the geese some lead room to the right (their direction of motion). If that doesn't work, I'd try placing the geese in the lower left hand corner, keeping the rule of thirds in mind as much as possible. That's just me though!


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Jun 06, 2015 07:26 |  #6

My thoughts match those of the group, yet it still doesn't do it for me. Any other ideas? Or is this as good as it gets?


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Jun 06, 2015 07:36 |  #7

BTW, it's a little overexposed - I bump up the exposure a 1/3 stop for printing and I didn't take that off before posting these pics.


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Jun 06, 2015 08:09 |  #8

I'd go with portrait orientation. Or maybe square.

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Jun 06, 2015 13:26 |  #9

I'd choose symmetry for this one. The reflections create symmetry one way; go with it. Never mind the rule of thirds. Make the space above the geese's heads equal to the space below the reflected heads. No crop at the bottom.

This is square. There isn't enough height to do portrait without cramping the birds.


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