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this is a perched blue tit taken in my garden this morning.

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:80-200mm
Title:perched bluetit
Username:kieranmccay kieranmccay
Uploaded:27 Dec 2009 - 4:38 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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|Good shot/

Scott

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picturistic
27 Dec 2009 - 4:56 PM

beautiful little bird, well caught

Adrian

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27 Dec 2009 - 4:58 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Instead of centralising your subject try to compose the shot with it a little to the side of the frame. This helps the viewers eye settle on the frame a lot easier than a centrally placed subject.
Here I'd crop a bit behind the bluetit and a bit below to give a balanced composition.

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MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2009 - 5:12 PM

Good advice on composition Smile
I do like the light on the edge of the metal, and lovely detail on the bird Smile

Fran x

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kieranmccay
27 Dec 2009 - 6:06 PM

thanks for the advice but i think i prefer my original composition with the green and white background providing the balance.

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MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2009 - 6:55 PM

Having looked at your after image, I have to agree with you Kieran Smile

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KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84271 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2009 - 9:15 PM

Well caught and presented - sometimes rules are meant to be broken! Smile

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banehawi Critique Team 10843 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2833 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2009 - 11:10 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Its a nice shot, - and sometimes, shots with an element such as the curved chair/rail can look good centered, - though both work for me. If the crop was performed on V1, with some space taken off the top also, you would also get a pleasing composition, with the frame divided almost perfectly into white and green triangles.

The main suggestion I have though is to sharpen quite a bit more, - you need to sharpen after re sizing. What worked for me when I downloaded this was:

USM: Amount = 100; Radius = 0.8; Threshold = 3, applied only to the bird, as the chair back is in better focus that the bird.


Hope this is helpful,


Regards


Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 27 Dec 2009 - 11:11 PM

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