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Gone Fishing

By F00tiechic
Kingfishers photo
Trying to catch the kingfishers in flight with fish but with a sense of humour added to the scene.
Taken with my mirrorless Sony A6300 and kit lens
How can I improve this photo
Feedback welcome and thanks

Tags: Kingfisher Wildlife and nature

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mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2060 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2019 8:20AM
Hi Donna, welcome back to the Critique Gallery.

You have asked a specific question, how this could be improved. But we need a bit more information from you, about how the image happened.

We are not seeing Exif data, and I suspect that this may because the image is a composite. It's a very clever idea, but the combination of two separate planes in focus with everything else very soft doesn't ring true. And there looks to be evidence of work along the upper edge of the bird's head and neck.

My suggestion would be to have the bird considerably softer; or alternatively the sign much softer with the bird remaining reasonably sharp. Could you upload the two separate files as modifications?

Could you also give the Exif for the bird image, as I think people may be able to advise there?

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7 Jul 2019 8:25AM
Could have used a sign that said No Fishing

A photo judge might say that there isnít enough space for the subject to move into on the right, I think itís ok because the subject has ďgoneĒ
dudler Plus
15 877 1496 England
7 Jul 2019 8:26AM
We haven't got the full EXIF data here - did you use 'Save for web'? It would be useful to know the shutter speed, focal length, aperture, ISO, mode and white balance setting.

Having said that, they're obviously all OK, and you showed superb timing to catch a rapid bird just above the sign, and you were lucky htat htey were in the same plane.

It's a delightful shot, and the crop's good. Ideally, maybe, you'd have caught hte kingfisher five inches back from here, and in as good a pose - but that's being a little silly - you caught somethign I am pretty sure I'd not even see.

In terms of processing, maybe a little brighter, perhaps a twiddle with white balance. I'll have a go...

REALLY nice work.
Timed to perfection Donna. Pam
paulbroad Plus
11 127 1282 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2019 9:04PM
Is this as shot? It works well but is extremely convenient. either way, well done and as it is pictorial rather than pure natural history, technique is more than adequate.

8 Jul 2019 9:47PM
Thanks guys
Photo as taken

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