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#1 MrWild

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 08:32 PM

I have not taken a pic in 5 days  :blink:   Filling in for vacationing people at work... The next three days though muahhahaha!!    So these are pics from the 27th of June that I am finally getting around too... I love the plover pic  :-)   

 

Egret 

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1/3200 sec at f/5.6 570mm ISO 280 0 EV

 

35557165292_4dba2cfb79_b.jpgDSC_2052 by edward Perry, on Flickr

 

Plovers

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1/3200 sec at f/5.6 660mm ISO 160 0EV

 

35557167412_b4f97ffaeb_b.jpgDSC_2077 by edward Perry, on Flickr



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:17 PM

Well done. If you think about the images you were posting a month ago and compare them to these you should be pleased. High iq, sharp focus, good light and good composition. I would crop the white oof foreground out of the Heron image. The oof Plovers are distracting to me but will be interested what others have to say.  


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:34 PM

Thank you John as always..  I was and am still 50/50 on taking out the sand on the Egret.. Trying to give more of a eye level feel and maybe some depth..  Maybe wrong picture to attempt?      

 

I like the plovers in the background..  I think it adds depth.. I think though it needs more of something.. maybe contrast or blue in the water. it needs another color from somewhere I think 

 

 

oh,  and I am really pleased with my progress. I have went from a 1 to a 4.  now to get to your 8.  Just need a few years because I know from 1- 4 is the easy part :-) 



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Posted 05 July 2017 - 03:18 AM

Ditto on that which John typed. would not have known the foreground on the egret pic was sand could have been the top rail of a fence or anything similar that YOU know it was sand perhaps alters your perception of the scene...?

 

You are progressing admirably for sure.


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Posted 05 July 2017 - 04:05 AM



Ditto on that which John typed. would not have known the foreground on the egret pic was sand could have been the top rail of a fence or anything similar that YOU know it was sand perhaps alters your perception of the scene...?

 

You are progressing admirably for sure.

 

Than you!  does it help if there is more sand or should i try different image.. this is the raw file.. no need to CC 

 

35732227215_1ffe0029cd_b.jpgDSC_2052-2 by edward Perry, on Flickr



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Posted 05 July 2017 - 04:51 AM

I think more is better in that it can perhaps be easier identified as natural..?  Can see the difficulty of cropping it out, pity, it is such a nice detailed pic of the Egret..



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Posted 05 July 2017 - 07:14 AM

Very nice work!
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Posted 05 July 2017 - 11:06 AM

nice shots



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Posted 05 July 2017 - 02:57 PM

Nice.

The addition of more sand at the bottom of the picture makes a much better image.

I like that plover photo.  maybe a portrait crop that places the in-focus bird into a "rule of thirds" location and crops some of the left-most bird.  This will place the interest on the in-focus plover ( I think) :)







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