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Today a Kestrel perched on a fence post. I am still playing with composition etc so your thoughts and feedback would be vey much appreciated.

Thanks for taking a look at this and passed images.

Happy new year

David

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Dec 2011 - 1:14 PM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Kestrel on fence post
Username:johnjo58 johnjo58
Uploaded:29 Dec 2011 - 4:59 PM
Tags:Ketrel, Wildlife / nature
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Brian_Scott
Brian_Scott e2 Member 542 forum postsBrian_Scott vcard United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2011 - 5:07 PM

Happy New Year Dave

Brian

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2011 - 5:22 PM

Butter wouldn't..........would it.....TongueTongue Lovely capture Wink

Last Modified By NaturesHaven at 29 Dec 2011 - 5:23 PM

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2011 - 5:23 PM

Many congrats. on your GEA, David: I think your shot looks just fine as it is, but should you wish to try an alternative composition it might be worth looking at a square format ( you may have noticed I tend to use such a lot) and placing the bird and the post on the intersection of the left and middle thirds, thus leaving room for it to gaze into. Just a thought, but in truth, these birds need a lot of room in their natural environment and your shot as it stands tends to reflect that.
Ronnie.

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2011 - 5:25 PM

Super detailed capture, great colours and i like the comp tooSmile

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2011 - 5:54 PM

For some reason, my comments have gone astray???????????????? Ah well!

Adrian

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buxton
buxton  6 England
29 Dec 2011 - 6:01 PM

excellent detail and colour. Great image.
Martin..

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2011 - 7:28 PM

A terrrific capture, what a majestic bird

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2011 - 8:23 PM

Excellent images David Wink V1 for me mate

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2011 - 8:39 PM

Definitely V2 for me David I prefer that format- congrats on the GEA.
Brian.

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2011 - 8:43 PM

lovely shot I am not a fan of the square formats would take some of the left of the first and a tad off the right but comp is personnel I think but great kestrel

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2011 - 11:10 PM

Composition is very much a personal thing and I accept that whilst the 3rds rule is good guidance it is wrong to think it must be followed slavishly. In this case I would not be too happy with the landscape format and I am not sure the square format suits either. I think I would have preferred a portrait format- long and narrow. This would have allowed you to give more emphasis to the bird and make a feature of the perch but at the same time would allow you to give credence to the3rds rule should you so desire.
I strongly emphasise that these are personal opinions and are in no way cricticism of this lovely shot. A cracker Dave.
Ron

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2011 - 3:06 AM

I prefer V1. A lovely image...........Sandy

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bluetitblue
30 Dec 2011 - 4:47 PM

Excellent capture V2 for me great work well done.

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 672 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2011 - 7:22 PM

nice capture

all the best for the new year

dlp

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2011 - 5:03 AM

Thank you all for you feedback, special thanks to Adrian for your GEA, it is a real privilege to receive it from such a great photographer. Happy anew Year all

David

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Mike_Young
31 Dec 2011 - 6:16 AM

Super shot, I do prefer V2 the square format just works a treat for me Smile

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