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Eyes Right

By Alan_Coles
Another crop shot for discussion...the other day I posted a Greenfinch that I left quite a bit of extras I have left loads of "space" on the right hand the background looked rather nice but more importantly I liked the way the bird is looking towards the "space"...getting ready to fly out of the picture (which was what he did about a nano second later!) I like this but wonder if it is a thumbs up or down...all views welcome, good or bad...thanks

Tags: General Wildlife and nature

Voters: NeilWigan, RonnieAG, photophantom and 21 more

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NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
10 Nov 2010 12:21AM
lovely real capture ,good dof.

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
10 Nov 2010 12:32AM
Lovely shot with very good detail in both plumage and tree trunk. The amount of free space for it to take off into seems just fine to me.
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
10 Nov 2010 12:40AM
fab shot
JPatrickM 11 2 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2010 12:43AM
Thumbs up, definitely. A lovely natural shot.
Lou_Pink 9 4 6 Northern Ireland
10 Nov 2010 12:49AM
Definately a thumbs up from me, fab shot

zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
10 Nov 2010 5:13AM
dof is great, love the background texture so its nice for him to have a place to fly into.
10 Nov 2010 6:31AM
Beautiful capture Al - wonderful !

cassiecat 10 39 46 England
10 Nov 2010 7:47AM
works for me.lesley
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
10 Nov 2010 8:54AM
Alan this is a beauty-- just as it is.
Ian-Munro 10 200 15 Wales
10 Nov 2010 9:00AM
This works for me Al, and the crop is fine. I think there are a few crops to be had and this is one of them that is pleasing.

The other imo would be to crop an inch off the tree which would off set the bird more thus taking him from the centre of the image and placing him to the left more.

The other is to crop it letterbox style. Maybe not as good but it would be different.

With this said I don't see anything wrong because its sharp with good colour rendition. It also as you say has pleasing bokeh and some nice dead space with the bird looking into.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2010 9:23AM
excellent detail and colour - going to be different and say 1 inch off the r.h. side but superbly taken
Platchet 11 5 8 Wales
10 Nov 2010 6:26PM
Das ist ein guten foto.
10 Nov 2010 7:29PM
Love the comp and a nicely detailed BT !
13 Nov 2010 9:31AM
A beauty - personally I feel that many bird shots are enhanced by a glimpse into their space and habitat - that is, after all, how we see them with our eyes. A

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