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Any advice will be appreciated on composition etc

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 650D
Lens:55.0 - 250.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 87.2 - 396.1 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Jul 2013 - 12:11 PM
Focal Length:250mm
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:On, Fired
White Balance:Auto
Title:Cormorants
Username:ade123 ade123
Uploaded:16 Jul 2013 - 7:32 PM
Tags:Bird cormorant, Wildlife / nature
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tonyguitar
16 Jul 2013 - 7:50 PM

No fault finding here. You snipped the tail a little but that is just fine with me. I know the rest of it is still there. Keeping the rear or tail near the frame is usually best. Others may say '' Pity about the tail '', but don't worry. That is just another opinion. TG

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ade123
ade123 e2 Member 1163 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:55 PM

Hi Tony thanks for the comments
I was surprised to see the birds so close to be honest and there was also a third one close by and it looked as though the 3 were ready for take off so i took the photos a bit too quick i think,i also have another photo which i will upload tomorrow hopefully you could give some advice on that too.

Regards Adrian

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom851 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 8:03 PM

I would prefer the birds fully shown, or closer and cropped tighter. One or the other. They look to be on fresh water, in which case, pass my gun. I like to see Cormorants, but on the sea where they belong.

paul

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ade123
ade123 e2 Member 1163 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 8:17 PM

Me too Paul
My local river has become home to quite a few over the last few years
I will upload another photo tomorrow of the 2 birds which i have cropped although 1 bird is slightly out of focus but would like your comments on the overall picture

Regards Adrian

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cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 8:32 PM

Tow for the price of one...have uploaded a couple of mods..which shows the difference in the focusing Smile

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ade123 e2 Member 1163 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 8:38 PM

looks like i am join to have to start learning how to use lightroom etc

Thanks for the 2 mods

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LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 9:31 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

This post proves that for every photographer there is an opinion and that they are all different. Mine is as follows - its a shame that you have cropped off the wing of one bird and the tail of the other but to my mind the dynamic of the birds looking at each other is what counts here. I am nowhere near my computer at the moment or I would experiment with different crops, but there has to be a way of capturing this dynamic.

I think that the feather texture and detail you have here is wonderful. There, that's my two pen'orth!

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 16 Jul 2013 - 9:36 PM

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16 Jul 2013 - 9:38 PM

Many thanks for your input Lynne

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom851 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 2:30 PM

Not the place to discuss it, I know, but half a dozen Cormorants can kill several thousand fish in a fresh water lake in a couple of weeks. Do gooders are no help and there is only one remedy. Which has the most right to live, half a dozen Cormorants or thousands of fish.

The case for culling is strong.

paul

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