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Gray Heron 2

By jones330
Taken at the same location Clydach Vale Lake Rhondda

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.


29 Jul 2009 5:03PM
excellent job you have done. but as you have sent it to the critique gallery i must say you could have given some space in front of your subject so that it appears as moving to the left side of the frame. it may be the result of tight cropping which you might have avoided.

as there is a harsh sunlight, you could have underexposed it for properexposure.
the highlighted part of the image is so much highlighted that it has lost detail.

Hope you like it,

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Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
29 Jul 2009 6:03PM
Hi Chris,
Firstly may i say this is a wonderfully well timed shot showing the Heron in all its glory. Well done for that. Unfortunately, the shot is overexposed and you have some blown out areas especially on the neck. Secondly, it is not as sharp as it could be. Judging by the ducks in the bg I would hazard a guess that you were "frozen" with the camera in one place as opposed to panning with the bird. Had you been panning the ducks in the bg would have been more blurred. Thre is also a lot of noise in the shot probably due to high ISO. I dont know what the conditions were like but you probably had the ISO set high to get a better shutter speed due to poor light conditions and you probably had the zoom at the top end which gives a minimum aperture of 5.6. Just a guess. I would be very interested to know what the camera settings were then I could give some more advice. Having said all of that some post pic editing can recover some areas mentioned as my mod demonstrates.
Hope you like the mod.
jones330 8 4 Wales
29 Jul 2009 6:38PM
Hi Somnath Paul
your comments are appreciated will get back to you on the settings but i do know that the lens was on full zoom. and hand held panning some what suny day.

your comments would be apprecited on the other two as thay were taken at the same time
F6.3 1/1000 exposure Manual ISO 400

I hope that this helps in your enalasis
jones330 8 4 Wales
29 Jul 2009 8:03PM
Hi Paul
thanks it looks better

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