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this is a perched blue tit taken in my garden this morning.
beautiful little bird, well caught
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.
Good advice on composition
I do like the light on the edge of the metal, and lovely detail on the bird
thanks for the advice but i think i prefer my original composition with the green and white background providing the balance.
Having looked at your after image, I have to agree with you Kieran
Well caught and presented - sometimes rules are meant to be broken!
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,
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