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A male Siskin in thought Wink

The big debate here could be the composition !! Feedback would be could,as I rather think it works well ?

Many Thanks for looking & for the votes,comments and clicks on the previous upload...As always much appreciated.

All the Best
Dean

Brand:NIKON
Camera:Nikon D3s Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Siskin (Male)
Username:WindowonWildlife WindowonWildlife
Uploaded:1 Aug 2011 - 1:14 PM
Tags:Bird, Dorset, Landscape / travel, Male, Siskin, Wild, Wildlife / nature, WindowonWildlife.
Votes:82
Voters:CarolG · johnjo58 · Ayoob · barbarahirst · Daisymaye · DOGSBODY · Goodley · RonnieAG · bagman · Iain_Proudfoot · LeeFisher · jonathanbp · bluetitblue · fraser · mex · Stace · martinjp · cabbie · LukeParkinson · Greyheron · Imagephotographics · PattiW · Philip_P · Brian_Scott · accipiter · Brian65 · CaroleS · Graham_P · franfoto · John_Wannop · nikshot · ValSaxby · chase · Sue_R · TONKSPHOTO · FeatherFriend · Niknut · andylea · banehawi · Snapitt · JoshReptiles · phil_j · jennialexander · KBan · Paintman · EMJAYCEE · janty66 · teocali · JackieB · Silverzone · SteveMoulding · GillyB · bricurtis · carmenfuchs · wonkers · Steve_S · Gray_ina · Mike_Smith · stanleyj · Maiwand · DannoM · Terry L · ccb · pronabk · Alan_Baseley · pluckyfilly · DaveBartlett · AlanWillis · MikeGreaves · Pete · MandyD · ChazB · Phil_Morgan · clicknimagine · Alan_Coles · chris-p · viscostatic · wolfy · clintnewsham · TerryMcK · geoffrey baker · javam ·
Views:259
Unique Views:127

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 1:21 PM

Perfect composition, Dean, you couldn't better it. Carol

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johnjo58
johnjo58  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 1:24 PM

Dean, great natural photograph, IMHO the composition works. I like to see photos of birds in there naturals surroundings. Good on you for going with it

Johnjo

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Ayoob
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1 Aug 2011 - 1:26 PM

A really terrific capture ,well done.Grin

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 1:30 PM

I think the comp is spot on ....

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 1:32 PM

Beautiful bird, branch and toned b/g. A superb capture.........Sandy

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DOGSBODY
DOGSBODY  61432 forum posts England30 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 1:37 PM

A very good bird shot and superb composition.

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Goodley
Goodley  5 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2011 - 1:45 PM

Dont need to change a thing,brilliant shot,
kev.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 1:49 PM

Composition is just excellent and I too would not change a thing: superb bit of work, Dean (as we have come to expectSmile)
Ronnie.

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bluetitblue
bluetitblue Plus Member 6bluetitblue vcard United Kingdom
1 Aug 2011 - 2:53 PM

Excellent image and comp high standard as allways.

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fraser
fraser  11631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 2:56 PM

Composition is excellent and I'm not sure how you could crop it any other way. Superb as always.

Fraser

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Greyheron
Greyheron Plus Member 13278 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
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Beautiful image but certainly doesn't to be cropped any further, in fact, I'd like to see a little more space at the bottom of the composition to balance the space above the birds head.

Mike

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Imagephotographics

Beautiful image Dean - this would look lovely framed.

Chris

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PattiW
PattiW  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 3:44 PM

Wonderful! I love the branch the beautiful bird is perched on, as well as the gorgeous bird, Patti

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accipiter Plus Member 5accipiter vcard England58 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 4:24 PM

Fine image with habitat. A

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Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
1 Aug 2011 - 4:27 PM

Perfect in every way mate, still when you get to your age we expect itTongueWink
Brian compo

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CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 5177 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 4:31 PM

Splendid shot and composition just as it is. Carole

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franfoto
franfoto  7 England32 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 4:32 PM

Wonderful work!

Fran

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 5:17 PM

Mike has a good point...a drop more room at the very bottom of the frame wouldn't go amiss,that leaf is so very close to the edge.
I like the inclusion of the foliage,it works for me.

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Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5987 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 5:31 PM

Just superb !.....gorgeous quality shot, with a lovely pictorial feel.....1st class !!!!!

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 5:33 PM

fantastic detail dean a stunning capture very very nice one mate Wink
andy

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 111168 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada3161 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 5:33 PM

This is a good example of a situation where the rule of thirds should be avoided. I would however add that small amount to the bottom.


regards

Willie

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KBan
KBan  10473 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 6:40 PM

Works for me Dean
keith

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 7:00 PM

Beautiful natural capture.
Joan.

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 8:06 PM

Works for me Dean - lovely image.
Brian.

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Steve_S
Steve_S Plus Member 9180 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 8:51 PM

Fabulous mate.....love it!
Steve

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Gray_ina
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1 Aug 2011 - 9:36 PM

Hi Dean PERFECT in my opinion, gray.

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Mike_Smith
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1 Aug 2011 - 9:39 PM

Beautiful shot

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ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 2:02 AM

Fantastic composition!
Christina

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 9:44 AM

I would have said crop the bottom but its personal choice and I see most are saying leave it in including a member of the critique team - trouble is viewing large on my screen I have to scroll up and down to get the full picture but since viewing small - YES I can appreciate its good as isSmile

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MikeGreaves
2 Aug 2011 - 10:03 PM

Superb and stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mike

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Alan_Coles
4 Aug 2011 - 4:19 PM

Great composition Dean and I wouldn't change it at all but at the end of the day its personal choice.

My only critique is I think the lighting on the eye looks a little false, it has the appearance of a "glass eye" to me as if it has been lightened and sharpened a little too much

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viscostatic
5 Aug 2011 - 5:40 PM

Perhaps just a touch more space at the bottom so that the leaf is not quite so close to the edge of the frame - but a very minor niggle in a photograph with such beautiful colours and tones.

Phil.

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  671 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2011 - 7:31 PM

Outstanding, natural shot, Dean. Perfect exposure for colour & detail within an ideal composition.
Terry

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