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Apr 15, 2012 04:11 |  #1

These are a few photos from my early work. Please let me know what you think.

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Apr 15, 2012 04:37 |  #2

#1 and #2 are well exposed and focused; but not particularly compelling. In #3 you might darken the bright areas in the background and lighten the bids face to bring out more eye color.


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Apr 15, 2012 06:57 |  #3

Agree with Qbx on #1/2 with the focus and exposures.

#1 could be more interesting if (1) bird was coming toward you and (2) wingtip wasn't cropped out.
#2 lacks a central point of interest to me...and the verticals seem to be leaning to the right.

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Apr 15, 2012 07:49 as a reply to  @ cpam.pix's post |  #4

1.) The backside of a gull is usually not the best composition, also the cropped wing issue

2.) Exposure looks to be okay, but don't know the intent or subject. Image is tilted...unsure if that was planned or accidental. Not a fan of it either way.

3.) Placement of bird is okay, but its terribly underexposed. Also looks like too much contrast has been dialed in.

General: The multiple watermarks are very distracting


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Apr 15, 2012 09:10 |  #5

I agree with argyle about the watermarks.
Since you have image editing on I took a crack at sprucing up the bird shot.
What kind of bird is this anyway?


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Apr 15, 2012 09:59 |  #6

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I agree with argyle about the watermarks.
Since you have image editing on I took a crack at sprucing up the bird shot.
What kind of bird is this anyway?

I'd say an angry one... ;)


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Apr 15, 2012 12:32 as a reply to  @ argyle's post |  #7

Thanks for the critiques. The first is a seagull that was coasting in place on the breeze blowing in. The second bird guardabarranco bird. The national bird of Nicaragua.


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Apr 18, 2012 10:27 |  #8

I like 1 but you lost some of his wing. Might be more interesting coming towards you in the shot


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Apr 19, 2012 20:39 |  #9

#1 is just a wing tip away from being interesting.

That last bird is quite colorful but looks a bit under exposed?


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