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I was shooting some surfers when this bird or eagle flew down to a nearby roof. I tried to get into a new position to leave the tree out of the frame but this would have required me leaning out over a 100 foot cliff so... Also I dont know what species it is. I live in Newport in Sydney if anyone is willing to help.

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:Sigma 170-500mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Proud
Username:dominic146 dominic146
Uploaded:20 May 2008 - 11:58 AM
Tags:Bird, Eagle, Roof, Wildlife / nature
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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2008 - 4:25 PM

Cant help with the species but as to the pic the bird is too far away to get any decent detail and there is too much light and shadow and the pic is obviously hand held. You do not say in your write up what focal length was used or what exposures which is useful info if you want good critique. I would imagine that you were zoomed to max in which case try to get nearer next time. (Not always possible I know) and try to use a tripod. The comp in the frame is OK.
Paul

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Tooth
Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2008 - 1:23 PM

I think the above poster has nailed a lot of things. I'd also suggest compositionally that the bird should have been placed towards the right of the frame looking into the picture. As it is the large mass of blue sky behind the bird serves no purpose except to unbalance the image. I think the bottom line is you've probably reached the limit of your equipment here ..

Stephen

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RosaB
RosaB  761 forum posts Greece2 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2008 - 3:54 PM

Agree with all of the above! If you want to remove the tree it could be easily done in PS or other software! No need to fall over a cliff Smile ! Then I would suggest a crop off the right to loose the empty sky!
Hope this helps
Rosalie

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RosaB
RosaB  761 forum posts Greece2 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2008 - 7:30 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I have up loaded a mod for you.
To clone to a straight edge like this first make a selection of the roof area then select inverse and you can then clone away the tree without affecting the roof.
I have then cropped it to remove excess sky and make a better composition.

Hope this helps
Rosalie

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