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Hi folks..... now this one... I am uploading while holding my breath, not sure how this will go down, I have done a bit more processing than usual, nothing dodgyTongueTongue its all there, just a few extra tweeks to bring out the colour and shadows/highlightsSmile The thing I am totally unsure of is with the fish heading out of the image? Is it a bad lead in?..................Ok I cant hold my breath any longerSad going blue in the face hereTongueWinkGrin

Thankyou all for C&C yesterday, apologies for mostly votes yesterdayBlush hope to get to comment more todayGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 600D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:4 Feb 2014 - 1:49 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Fuengirola Fish Frenzy
Username:Fefe Fefe
Uploaded:26 Feb 2014 - 12:45 PM
Tags:Boats, Breath Held. Costa Del Sol, Fish, Fuengirola, Landscape / travel, Port, Wildlife / nature
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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 12:50 PM

Nice capture DianeSmile

Cliff

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 12:53 PM

well I would like to see it cropped just above the birds..
The yachts at the top do nothing for me
but then it woulldnt be the image you took

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 12:56 PM

A very hard image to get right.
It very busy fish in F/G.
Birds in centre of image the Boats in B/G.
There no real focal point.
I saying that you cought a great record image of that time on that day.
Wel;l done..

Dave

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 1:04 PM


Quote: Well I would like to see it cropped just above the birds..
The yachts at the top do nothing for me
but then it woulldnt be the image you took

Your wish is my command BarbsWinkGrinGrin
Diane

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 1:09 PM

whoop whooooop for V2
GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 1:20 PM

V.1 for me, Diane, I think the crop in V.2 is too tight, and too close to the seagulls. Certainly a fair few fish there, are they babies, or ready to eat? Carol

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8528 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 2:03 PM

Fascinating - life above water level, life below...
V1 works best for me, and it's good use of portrait, creating a direct route from the eye from the foreground and up towards the horizon.
I like the idea of going in closer in V2 but the boats top right seem rather awkwardly cut off.
Moira

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 2:15 PM

A great capture, Diane - irrespective of which direction the fish are heading - and both versions work well, but the original V1 is my fave Wink
Trev Smile

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 2:24 PM

Agree with Trev on this Diane. Not an easy shot to muck about with.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 354 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 2:44 PM

Don't see why it has to be changed - good picture with interest throughout.

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 - 2:52 PM

Great captures Diane, Ill get the chips SmileSmileTongue

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 2:54 PM


Quote: V.1 for me, Diane, I think the crop in V.2 is too tight, and too close to the seagulls. Certainly a fair few fish there, are they babies, or ready to eat? Carol

Not sure Carol......if they are sardines, they are more than ready to eatGrinGrin.....if they are Cod then we should give them a bit longerWinkWink
Fish ID not my strong pointTongueBlush
Diane

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 3:37 PM

It works for me Diane, interesting capture. Grin

Ray

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 4:10 PM

Beautiful capture, Diane!
Regards,
George

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 4:54 PM

Well surprise surprise, the fish haven't read 'The Rules' as dictated by the Photo Mafia, how remiss of them!

They are Harbour Mullet and the chances are they are rushing towards food. People have great fun feeding them along with other species in Moraira near the Spanish house, and the frenzy is just like this one. You have captured a wonderful phenomenon here and it is in context. There are a number of possible crops, but whatever pleases you is best.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 7:35 PM

A great set ,
I've heard the saying "plenty More fish in the sea" well there's plenty hereSmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 456 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 9:36 PM

Interesting!

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8829 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 9:44 PM

I think it looks fine as it is.
If you had included more of the boats on the right, with their reflections, then you could have effectively cropped just below the horizon.
You can breathe now, it's a good image, with the fish as foreground interest, and the format is perfect.

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 - 10:23 PM

Vert nicely taken Diane, not easy to take because of the distants in all the elemnts, byt is a good shot, plenty to see.
ElenaSmile

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 10:55 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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mikbee
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26 Feb 2014 - 11:24 PM

Plenty fish in the sea here Diane !!
They look fine to me.
Good shots.
Mick.

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ukgubbi
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27 Feb 2014 - 4:25 AM

Great set.

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franken
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27 Feb 2014 - 9:36 AM

A couple of interesting capture here Diane!

Ken

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 7:13 PM


Quote: I think it looks fine as it is.
If you had included more of the boats on the right, with their reflections, then you could have effectively cropped just below the horizon.
You can breathe now, it's a good image, with the fish as foreground interest, and the format is perfect.

Thankyou, it is full frame so I couldn't fit any more in.....unless I had gone for a landscapeSmile
Diane

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 7:18 PM

An uncommon shot to have such a shoal of fish.
Very lovely capture.

B.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41116 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2014 - 12:28 PM

v2 is a much better crop for me Diane. The sky in v1 pulls your eye upwards and out of the frame. The gulls balance the fish and the boats give the context and scale without taking over the image.

Dave

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 3116 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2014 - 5:05 PM

Nice work, Diane, I agree with, Dave, v2 crop is excellent, wonderful detail in the image.
Well done.
Darryl x SmileSmileSmile

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
28 Feb 2014 - 8:52 PM

Love the clarity of the water... Must be good for all those sea gulls all that fish....
IB

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2014 - 10:03 PM

I like your image in V1, Diane, it's a well composed shot and a pleasure to look at.
V2 doesn't work for me though, for the reasons others have already stated. And I think those gulls must be a bit dim if they don't know where the grub is.

Lead in?....rules?....there aren't any rules, they're all myths so forget about them. They're for camera club judges and people with no imagination ( often the same thing )...just concentrate on what your eyes tell you.


Alan

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AlexAppleby
3 Mar 2014 - 5:57 PM

Think I'll opt for V1 too! I'm also surprised the gulls aren't hovering above the fish, ready to pounce!

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lblythe
lblythe  1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 - 6:41 PM

A fascinating shot.
L

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