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Street Performers

Street Performers by dven

Great expression on the top guy's face Grin

Male Marbled White on Knapweed II

Male Marbled White on Knapweed II by Glostopcat

I agree, a couple of very nice shots.

Can You Hear Me

Can You Hear Me by hasslebladuk

Excellent capture.


Feather by capto

Very close but V3 for me.


Perception by Morpyre

Disconcerting and interesting at the same time.

Crane Flower

Crane Flower by framemeister

An attractive and vibrant flower.
Colour popping, as this technique is known, isn't to everyone's tast, but I can't fault your method.

For the critique gallery it's really helpful to post the original image before manuipulation, importantly for comparison. That way we can see how much the black and white background benefits the image. It does help the flower stand out here.

To that end, the background would benefit from tidying up. Though the leaves or petals on the left are part of a plant that was there, they are best tremoved. However, the more annoying leaf is at the bottom right. Just the tip of the leaf creeping in can have the appearance of poor composition even if it wasn't. More leaf to balance that on the left, or none at all would look better.

I shall do a mod with the leaves removed. This is quite straightforward given the clean background elsewhere in the image.


No Eyes

No Eyes by MrsHager

You have a nice compact group. They look well absorbed in their conversation or activity and it looks very natural.

The image suffers from camera movement during exposure, as it isn't crisp. Looking at the exif data, using a focal lenght of 250 mm and a shutter speed of only 1/100 is nearly always likely to result in an unsharp image.
Idealy you'd want to be using at least 1/400 handholding. even 1/200 on a tripod or supported on a monopod just to stop subject movement (ok, not so much of an issue with them sitting down).

Unfortunately your lens won't go any wider at that focal length, so your only option is to up the ISO. It must have been quite dull as you were already at ISO 1600.
I don't know what your camera goes up to, but certainly it can go higher, and some noise in a picture is preferable to an unsharp one. Besides, a little noise would give a grainy effect similar to that of film, and would not look out of place in a mono image.
Indeed, there are those who add noise for effect.


Edit: I seem to have crossed posts with Willie!


RETURN OF A STREET SHOOTER by youmightlikethis

Really like the boldness of the first two images.

twin skippers

twin skippers by CarolG

Nice one Grin

Foggy sunrays.

Foggy sunrays. by kuvailija

I think I must have missed this first time around.
Glad you reposted it, excellent Smile

Speckled Wood

Speckled Wood by Glostopcat

You've captured this very well, lovely detail too.

The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game by hasslebladuk

Beautifully captured.

Late Night

Late Night by faulknerstv

Or early morning...

Autumn light on the chase

Autumn light on the chase by Kenfromsot

Lovely. Hope it's as good this year, I hope to stop and have a wander rather than drive past as usual.

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