Common Sandpiper with seed

Forums Critique Requests Common Sandpiper with seed

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  • #10118

    wbaxter
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    Would this be better with the bottom cropped off, and use as letter box style, looks a bit odd though. The beak is sharp but going back we loose the sharpness, dont think it matters though.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/35599659@N07/19448121580/in/dateposted-public/

    click the image for larger image

    • This topic was modified 3 years, 3 months ago by  wbaxter.
    #10120

    Pete Robinson
    Keymaster

    It’s a beautiful image Wallace. I think I would trim a bit off the bottom. I don;t think that a slight defocus matters either. What does concern me a little however, is the stray bit of grass to the left, but you can’t do much abou that in nature.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 3 months ago by  Pete Robinson.
    #10126

    meg cumming
    Participant

    Yes definitely trim the bottom of the image I think it’s not doing anything for the photograph.The blade is a problem, have you a square image? Just a thought!

    #10134

    wbaxter
    Participant

    Good idea Meg I will try a Square crop. Thanks for the comments

    #10136

    Anonymous

    All your stuff is simply great Wallace–whatever–your Flicker posts superb———-have you seen mine  oof and all that  ha-ha.

    #11428

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    Personally, I like to see a little adventure in wildlife shots but a lot of judges will apply the old rules and here they would say that there is too much out-of-focus at the bottom and that grass leaf sticking up is a distraction.

    The FIAP rules are becoming firmly establisherd now and cloning is not allowed in any competitions using their rules, so you only have cropping and burning as two ways of getting rid of or disguising a distraction.

    #11433

    wbaxter
    Participant

    Thanks John I did crop it, but will probably not use it, dont think it is  too good in quality overall, I have better images than that one.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  wbaxter.
    #11517

    wbaxter
    Participant

    This was taken at High tide with no wind and the light behind me. The difficult thing is to detect where the shadow of the uprights start. I think it is not a competition image as it would confuse a harassed Judge.

    I like the ambiance of the image and will probably use it as wall decoration (hang it on the wall), if you look at the Metadata you will see the AV and TV values.

    This compares with a tripod taken image using a Big Stopper filter to give a milky effect, but then the shadows may not have been evident.

    This was something I saw and just had to take a series of images from many different angles.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/35599659@N07/25790340805/in/dateposted-public/

    There is a horizon it is just behind the birds, it was a misty morning. Click to see larger image then click again to enlarge it

     

     

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  wbaxter.
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    #11521

    Pete Robinson
    Keymaster

    I think it would probably confuse a judge and that would lower the mark. We see quite a few peir photos taken at very slow shutter speeds and I think it getting over done now. They make interesting photos but we see a lot of them so that devalues the impact for me.  In this picture I think the futherest pillars are getting mixed together. I think  it would be better if ther was  more separation between them. But that’s just me.

    #11522

    wbaxter
    Participant

    Thanks Peter I am sure you are right there are a lot of these type of Groin images with milky water, and the point about the last pillers is well made. I have a few other views that I will have a look at.

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