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O.K........ WHO THREW THAT FEATHER! by barbarahirst

Barbara, I can see that you are not new to photography so am wary of leaving any unsolicited advice - if it causes offence in any way then I genuinely apologise.

I guess that you are using either 'all points' focusing or centre focus - the problem being with the latter that with most people it then means that the subject is centred within the image.

If you were to reverse this issue - select a single focus point (i think the D80 has 9 or thereabouts) that is most appropriate to the best position of the subject within the frame then you would get an accurately focused image but also instantly improve your composition.

If you are not familiar with traditional standards for composition then start by looking up "rule of thirds" or look at this brief guide. If you do not think it is important for your own images then worst case scenario is that you have wasted 5 minutes of your life - but 90% of people i speak with agree that just this simple basic improved their images massively

A Christmas smile :)

A Christmas smile :) by shishidog

Just an opinion, and apologies if not appreciated, but I think a little more thought regards the choice of Aperture and strength / position of your lighting would have improved the image.

Also, if using your own DIY studio then consider paper-rolls rather than cloth - I know it's more destructive / costly but you will find it worthwhile regards background creases etc..

Over the Top

Over the Top by teocali

An endearing image for sure but please excuse the question as to whether the Red and the Crestie are wild-wild or fed for photography wild.
Also, for perhaps newer photographers, could you explain your choice of settings please?

Dog Agility Trials 2014

Dog Agility Trials 2014 by FeatherFriend

A cracker there Geoff and good to read that I am not the only one that considers BG - having been told on here that there are not relevant.

Watching us!

Watching us! by Lillian

Love V2 but, for me, V1 is completely wrong composition and cropping (well done to Shaj for actually noticing and commenting in a marginally more pc-friendly way) Excellent exposure and detail though.

Take off

Take off by gary_d

excellent image but can i check - your tag states Wildlife/Nature whereas personally I have only ever managed this sort of image with Captive Animals.

Jaguar at 150mph

Jaguar at 150mph by WintonPhotography

I am completely with you regards moving vs static images although our methods differ somewhat, and the inherent problem with yours is that you end up with an image that is (marginally) weakened by it's composition.

Just an opinion and hopefully one that does not cause too much offence.

Old Man in the Trees

Old Man in the Trees by lobsterboy

nothing at all wrong with 'holiday snaps' that no not look like the classification suggests - do not do yourself down!

Girl and Wall

Girl and Wall by Dixxipix

Always interested to hear why other 'togs' choose settings that i can see no logic in - as always willing to learn.

Why shutter priority please?

Cheetah licking its lips

Cheetah licking its lips by markohawkins

Personally think that, unless proving some point or other, subjects should be shot at their eye-level. On occasion, shooting from our own can produce interesting viewpoints but i think that's an exception rather than the norm.

Here the viewpoint almost hides the Cheetah's eye and perhaps the more normal viewpoint would have been an improvement?

Don't really understand why Shutter priority is used rather than Aperture priority in any event but especially with a subject during it's near-static moments.


Shelter by Diggeo

Really like this on umpteen levels - did you take this at midnight or were you using a high value ND? What was your resultant shutter speed please?


Waiting by jester1812

hi Jester, not a terrible attempt but i feel it could have been improved with a little attention to the exposure, composition, and background.

If you are not already familiar with it, take a look at Exposure Compensation - this will allow you take control of the exposure from the camera without having to move to full manual.

More than willing to help if required.


Bluebells by TimMunsey

hi Tim, lovely capture but... for those interested i wonder if you could explain how your exif reads -2EC on a manual exposure??

The Swoop

The Swoop by awhyu

As above, very striking and of great quality. The pedants (or perhaps just me) would question the composition but hey-ho there's always one. Can you confirm that this is a wild subject and not Karn from Vince's Barn Owl Centre? (not that i think that detracts particularly, but IF wild then you have more patience and should be credited for that too)

Young Snow monkey having a scratch

Young Snow monkey having a scratch by hibbz

certainly gets the 'cute factor' but from a technicalities viewpoint i am surprised to see -EC when shooting in snow

TopicDate Made
Flash - aaaarrrgh28/09/2014 - 6:44 AM
IR triggers01/04/2014 - 12:52 PM
Canon settings - 'flat' images26/03/2014 - 8:11 AM
Travel Tripod04/03/2013 - 10:25 AM
Camera Club 'practical' evening29/01/2013 - 3:35 PM
'workflow' and oddity23/09/2012 - 8:22 AM
TopicDate Contibuted
Day 09 December 2014: Seal Photography 09/12/2014 - 4:33 PM
Flash - aaaarrrgh29/09/2014 - 7:25 AM
Turning off colour management28/09/2014 - 6:36 AM
Camera Club programme Ideas26/08/2014 - 4:39 PM
curse of the purple sky19/08/2014 - 12:57 PM
Insurance claim19/06/2014 - 11:19 AM
Any good, easy web hosting sites12/06/2014 - 9:07 PM
Photographing aircraft11/06/2014 - 1:45 PM
IR triggers01/04/2014 - 12:52 PM
Canon settings - 'flat' images26/03/2014 - 6:25 PM
Wildlife photography classes/lessons21/08/2013 - 12:14 PM
Please recommend a tripod?04/08/2013 - 11:54 AM
cruise ship photography help please!14/03/2013 - 7:09 PM
Travel Tripod04/03/2013 - 10:56 AM
Advice on using 'Big Stoppers' / Black Glass (x10 ND filters) - When, Where, How long etc01/03/2013 - 4:18 PM

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