Too many distractions

Forums Critique Requests Too many distractions

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  • #13732

    wbaxter
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    Do you think this image  has too many distractions, as the red berries in the hedge are taking away from the main event. I have de saturated the background slightly

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by  wbaxter.
    #13734

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    I suppose the short answer is, yes. You could lose a lot at the top. ( if the berries were evenly distributed I would probably not say that).

    Whatever you might say it shows the waxy feather tips which give the bird it’s name, beautifully.

    #13756

    wbaxter
    Participant

    As suggested by Pete I have cropped the image a bit tighter and de saturated the background a little more.  It has helped but I dont think it will be a top image.

    #13757

    Ian McNab
    Keymaster

    Mmm… the desaturation now feels a bit odd, as the difference between the colour of the berry in the bird’s bill and other berries on roughly the same plane is too noticeable to be convincing. And it’s the riot of colour in your first version that makes the picture so vibrant and dynamic. I think this may be a no-win: do you want a beautiful photograph or a competition shot? (I know which I’d prefer! 😉 )

    #13760

    wbaxter
    Participant

    Thank you for the comments. With reflection you are right Ian the image is now unbelievable in the colour rendition and totally un natural.

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