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Today a GSW. I am playing with composition so would really appreciate any constructive comments on whether this works and if not how it could. From my perspective I really like it but of course I am bias.

Thank you for all the attention on the Nuthatch, very much appreciated.

All clicks, comments and critiques would be gratefully received

David

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:12 Jan 2013 - 2:22 PM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:Great Spotted Woodpecker
Username:johnjo58 johnjo58
Uploaded:14 Jan 2013 - 6:25 PM
Tags:Great spotted woodpecker, Wildlife / nature
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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65035 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 6:33 PM

I think this is excellent. So clear and sharp and very well composed. I think you can "feel" if something's just right, and this is. Smile
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Paintman
Paintman Plus Member 8945 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom174 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 6:55 PM

A fab shot. Love the old branchSmile

Alan.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 7:02 PM

The composition works for me but advice on that is best left to those expert in this field, David.
For me though it's a very crisp image, the colours faithfully recorded,
Ronnie.

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Norfolkboy
14 Jan 2013 - 7:04 PM

Outstanding image, David.
Colin

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pollisher
pollisher  2 Scotland
14 Jan 2013 - 7:13 PM

Amazing

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lawbert
lawbert  81810 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 7:15 PM

This David is nothing short of Superb.
The exposure is spot on and gradiated Bg with its subtle browns and greens is a work of art.

All the Best
Paul

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JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 7:23 PM

Super image
Ju

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 7:37 PM

Lovely shot Dave with superb detail and a great bg. The shot is ok as you have produced it, personally I would have a tighter crop, but that's all down to personal preference, there will be many who prefer it as you've done it. WinkWink

Regards

Glyn

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 - 7:55 PM

Lovely image. Composition works for me Smile. Well captured.

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tomcat Plus Member 96338 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 9:01 PM

First of all David, the three contributes to the image are all spot on.

Some might say, trim a tad of the LHS, but apart from losing the shape of the perch, the bird is slightly looking to the left and needs omething to look into

If owt, I would say an inch of the top might be better, but that is just my personal opinion

Adrian

Last Modified By tomcat at 14 Jan 2013 - 9:01 PM

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 9:52 AM

I am inclined to agree with the general view David. Excellent shot in all respects--- and I wish it was mine.GrinGrinGrin
ron

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Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 - 11:22 AM

Great image David, i love the comp, spot on.
Brian

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WindowonWildlife

I think this is spot on David, love the comp and pose of the bird....Great BG and perch ! Works for me mate and very well done.

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