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A pair of pigeons sitting on an old bridge over the river Lune.

Camera:Sony alpha 100
Lens:Sony Alpha 75-300
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Pigeon Pair
Username:wizzard99 wizzard99
Uploaded:18 Jul 2008 - 7:00 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Christopher_Malpas

Nice image but the ironwork below the birds draws your eyes away from the main subject. Perhaps a little cropping would help.

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conrad
conrad  1010877 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2008 - 10:01 AM

I have to agree with Christopher. You certainly captured the subject you were after, but with so much around it, that it's a bit distracting. A crop helps the viewer focus just on the pigeons. I've uploaded a mod to give you an idea how a crop gives the image more impact. I rotated it slightly first to get the ironwork of the bridge that they're standing on a bit more level (could perhaps have rotated a little more, but I'm on my work pc and don't have PhotoShop on it, so it's not that accurate what I do here). Then I cropped it, making sure I didn't make the pair of pigeons too central, but giving the one on the right, which is facing outwards, still a little space to look into. Hope this example helps you somehow.
Oh, and I notice that you have chosen an aperture that blurs the background a little. Selecting an aperture that's bigger than what you used here (a lower number) would have blurred the background even more and would have made the pigeons stand out better.

Last Modified By conrad at 18 Jul 2008 - 10:04 AM

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