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f9.0, 1/1000s, iso400, -1/3rd ec, avmode.

I think i could have gone a full stop down on the exposure, but i dont think the whites have completely blown.

all comments welcome.

Camera:Canon450d
Lens:Sigma 70-300
Title:Swan
Username:jack33 jack33
Uploaded:16 Mar 2009 - 6:21 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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iancam
iancam  6 England
16 Mar 2009 - 7:17 PM

Well timed shot Jack.
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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2009 - 7:34 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Its a bit cool I would try upping the colour temperature a bit if shot in raw. Try experimenting with different white balance settings, even if its bright set your white balance to cloudy and this will warm the scene a good deal, its easily adjusted if your not happy with the result later in an editing package like Canon's own DPP or others such as Pshop or Adobe Elements. I would have liked to have seen more of the splash in the shot to the right as viewed also.

Last Modified By kinfatric at 16 Mar 2009 - 7:36 PM

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SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2009 - 9:28 PM

Beautiful sharp well detailed capture, Great colour and composition. Very well timed.
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NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2009 - 10:41 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

an intersting shot bursting with action and drama,
i think exposure wise you have exposed pretty much on the nail because any more and you run the risk of blowing highlights and less and they go muddy and dull.
there is a way around this, you could increase brightness locally with dodging in photoshop. i would try doing this with the reflection in the water, the waterspray droplets and the areas around the head and neck that could perhaps do with lifting slightly, take care to use around 2% opacity and do it gradually.
you did well to catch the action and it makes much more interesting with all the water spray, its a good shot this and pretty well taken in camera.
minor niggle for me would be the text on the image which is pretty much always distracting.
lovely and sharp where it needs to be and a good choice of shuter speed.
all the best,
Phil

Last Modified By NEWMANP at 16 Mar 2009 - 10:43 PM

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jack33  653 forum posts England
16 Mar 2009 - 11:18 PM

Thx kinfatric and newmanp for mods and suggestions they are much appreciated. The points you have both made have been taken onboard and i will be looking at the raw file again to try your suggestions. Thx for your time.

Thx Steve and Ian for your comments, much appreciated.

Jack.

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