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Hi every one, today a Jay in the pouring rain. With this and the last few posts I am playing with composition, pose, background and light; Your feedback on what works and does not would be very much appreciated.

As always thanks for taking a look at this and previous posts

David

PS V2 on Julia's advice

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Nov 2012 - 12:31 AM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:2500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Rainy Day Jay
Username:johnjo58 johnjo58
Uploaded:30 Nov 2012 - 5:25 PM
Tags:Jay, Wildlife / nature
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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
30 Nov 2012 - 5:28 PM

What a cracking shot excellent detail ,colour and comp.
jj

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MossyOak
MossyOak e2 Member 2MossyOak vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2012 - 5:32 PM

Love the capture here David and a great bg bringing out a fine Jay
Going to try Papercourt on Sunday, think the Shorties are back
Richard

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2012 - 5:39 PM


Quote: Love the capture here David and a great bg bringing out a fine Jay
Going to try Papercourt on Sunday, think the Shorties are back
Richard

I will try and get along myself Richard (sorry for the post but not sure if your messaging is working)

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Norfolkboy
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30 Nov 2012 - 6:19 PM

Superb image, David.
Colin

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evelen
evelen e2 Member 10evelen vcard England
30 Nov 2012 - 6:21 PM

great capture colours and detail.
eve.Smile

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3261 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2012 - 6:23 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

For me I would cut out the negative space to the birds right............left side as you look on the screen................the important space is to the left of the bird (right as you look on Screen), this space is where the Jay will be flying into. It does not matter where the bird has come from but it is important to know where the bird is going..........

This is only MHO.................many peeps will say differently...............also rules are there to be broken...........GrinGrinGrinGrin

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tonyng
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30 Nov 2012 - 6:25 PM

Exquisite.

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 3christinecilia vcard England
30 Nov 2012 - 6:26 PM

great shot well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2012 - 6:32 PM

Good capture of a difficult to get close to species....

Ade

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2012 - 6:46 PM


Quote: For me I would cut out the negative space to the birds right............left side as you look on the screen................the important space is to the left of the bird (right as you look on Screen), this space is where the Jay will be flying into. It does not matter where the bird has come from but it is important to know where the bird is going..........

This is only MHO.................many peeps will say differently...............also rules are there to be broken...........GrinGrinGrinGrin

Thanks Julia, good advice.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2012 - 6:57 PM

Considering the conditions prevailing Dave I think you have a great shot. Composition is an aspect that might be worth looking at with a crop of the type suggested above. The Jay himself is well focussed and exposed with good plumage detail.
Not the easiest bird to get anyway.
Ron

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96185 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2012 - 7:17 PM

Works for me David

What a fine eye

Adrian

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 - 8:01 PM

Another great shot David, i have not got close enough to get a good one yet.
Brian

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91929 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2012 - 8:28 PM

Has to be V2 for me David re composition.
Brian.

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Ray_Seagrove
Ray_Seagrove e2 Member 5Ray_Seagrove vcard United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 - 10:07 PM

Version 2 for me David good shot.

Ray

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WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 5:51 PM

Bloody Hell David, now you're rubbing salt in to the wound TongueWink

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RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 10:44 PM

Julia's suggestion does make the image that much stronger in the frame, David, and a cracking shot of the jay it is.
Ronnie.

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