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Taken at lake district wild life park.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-300.0 mm f/4.0-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 May 2013 - 1:08 PM
Focal Length:250mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Golden Eagle
Username:gaza1957 gaza1957
Uploaded:5 Jun 2013 - 8:38 AM
Tags:Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
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philhomer
philhomer  435 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 9:47 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

i am not sure that both the eyes and beak are in sharp focus - this could be due to the focal length / aperture combination or (less likely here i think) possibly due to a minor camera wobble or movement of the subject

even thought the 3200 is a relatively basic camera, it should easily cope with higher ISO without introducing excess noise - as such 400-640 would allow a faster shutter (to reduce wobble) and/or a smaller aperture to give focus across eyes and beak. Similarly use of just a little negative exposure compensation would help.

apologies if this is stuff you already know, if not feel free to drop me a line with any questions.


on a note of purely personal preference, scroll the image up screen to reduce the 'headroom' by about a half to two-thirds and see whether you think it improves the composition (whilst not following traditional rules)

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michaelo
michaelo e2 Member 7michaelo vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 10:39 PM

nice capture!!!

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gaza1957
gaza1957  1
6 Jun 2013 - 6:11 PM

Thank you once again for your comments, i'm just a beginner at this game so i hope to learn from all your comments, went from a bridge camera to dslr.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10829 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2833 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 1:50 AM

Its a good effort at such a slow speed. I assume you used a solid support, as a henad-hels shot like this would need a shutter speed of 1/400th, and an ISO of around 800. In addition to Phils comments. the image is underexposed one full stop. This would mean, at it current speed and aperture, the use of ISO 400, which doubles the light. If theses a bright background behind the bid, its likely going to make the camera underexpose the relatively dark subject.

When I download it and do this, and crop from both sides and top to place the birds left (as we look0 eye on a third, and sharpen a little, its a really nice shot.


Give it a try if you can, it worth it.


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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
27 Jun 2013 - 2:46 PM

stunning photo great shot like it. christinmeGrinGrinGrinGrin

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