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This egret have a symbiotic relationship with cows.

Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LI macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 Nov 2012 - 8:41 AM
Focal Length:220mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/4.8
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture priorty
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Flash not fired
White Balance:7500
Title:Nice Moment
Username:myephotozine88 myephotozine88
Uploaded:13 Nov 2012 - 2:45 AM
Tags:Cow, Egret/white bird, Wildlife / nature
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
13 Nov 2012 - 3:50 AM

Naughty Egret not being diligent - look at the unpicked nuisance on the cow's head Smile Great photo - I love it Smile

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paulbroad
paulbroad  782 forum posts United Kingdom863 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 11:27 AM

Amusing. It is a Cattle Egret and the image was well seen. Seem to have managed a larger aperture than your lens is capable of! Well seen.

Paul

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iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom129 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 11:38 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Welcome to Ephotozine.
Your first post is a really good picture.
Interesting Subject. Good focusing and composition.
I've done a mod, click on modifications above, with slight crop and slight sharpen.
The crop makes the subject a little bigger in the frame without losing any important details.
regards
Ian

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10911 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2909 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 2:34 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Welcome to EPZ Waily.

A nice first upload. Ian has addressed the main areas for improvement in his mod. Its not sharp here becuase during re sizing you missed a step. After you re size and save. open the new file, check sharpness and sharpen as needed, then save again, and only then upload. Compression causes loss of detail.

Looks like the auto fill for the lens is not correctly identifying the max aperture as f/4.


Enjoy the site.


W

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Davesumner
14 Nov 2012 - 3:07 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Waily,

Welcome to photography (your new found love), EPZ and more importantly the Critique Gallery. Here is where you will learn heaps on photography technique and how to go about taking pictures well.

Your first upload is a great image and well done for seeing this, the bird really looks like its ready for a cuddle up to the cow. Unfortunately we all know it's just eyeing up all of those flies on the cows nose and it is more of a mutual relationship. The image is well taken with the exposure being very good, the depth of field is good with the background starting to go out of focus nicely. So with all these nice things said, is there any improvements that can be made? Of course there is, rarely will you find an image that can't be improved.

With your shot, I notice that there is an overall colour cast to the image and it is a fact that cows don't have green faces. You might not notice until you see the image against one that has been corrected, this is normally caused by the cameras white balance being fooled and can be easily fixed in Adobe Camera RAW. Also I would think that you could crop in much closer to bring more attention to the cow and bird and not so much on the surroundings.

I've uploaded a mod with these things changed and also sharpening applied.

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Hope this helps

DaVeS

Last Modified By Davesumner at 14 Nov 2012 - 3:11 AM

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Davesumner
14 Nov 2012 - 3:14 AM


Quote: Seem to have managed a larger aperture than your lens is capable of


Quote: Looks like the auto fill for the lens is not correctly identifying the max aperture as f/4.

Don't Nikon's do everything backwards anyway? GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

DaVeS

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myephotozine88
14 Nov 2012 - 11:21 PM

Many thanks to all of you who provide guidance and comments on this picture. As a beginner in photography, I greatly appreciate all the comments made and based on the response on my first post here, I knew I was in the right group to improve my photography. Since English is not my mother tongue, hopefully I'll be able to improve my English as well.

Quote: Looks like the auto fill for the lens is not correctly identifying the max aperture as f/4.
Thanks for highlighting this. It's my mistake..I did it manually actually....

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