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HIPPO HAVING A SWIM

By lagomera
LOOKING FOR CRITIQUE, SHOULD MORE OF THE HIPPO HAVE BEEN INCLUDED. IS THE COMPOSITION OK.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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NEWMANP Plus
8 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 11:38PM
hello and welcome to epz.

good shot taken with a super compact. just gos to show that for straightforward subjects you dont need a dslr to get a result. the sharpness and exposure is just fine.

compositionally its a bit static with the mouth low in the water, a nice snapping of the jaws would be good and splashy, but i like the bit of a diagonal agle on the head.

i think it could maybe do with a little cropping from the top but otherwise its a good effort.

look forward to seeing more of your work on epz

regards
Phil

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nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
29 Sep 2012 2:12AM
Excellent!
Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 8:59AM
I would prefer to see a tighter crop at the top, just above his right ear and a little more space added to the left. (re the top, use the scroll bar on this page to see what I mean)

I am unsure about your camera's minimum aperture but the elns just might perform better at f11. (I am not saying there is anything wrong in that regard, it is generally a fact though).

A very good picture.

Frank
paulbroad 9 116 1057 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 5:51PM
Not sure if the g3 is a compact, CSC or mirrorless DSLR. Doesn't matter much. Nice image tightly cropped as it should be giving good impact. Could crop even tighter but a good effort. Like it.

A good rule is 'fill the frame' and you have.

Paul
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1830 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 10:58PM
Hello, Phyllis, and welcome to the site.
You ask if more of the hippo should have been included, and my answer would be No, it's a fine close and detailed shot, and I like the angle of the hippo's head.
The composition is ok. If, however, you have cropped this from a larger image, try leaving a little more water on the left, to give the hippo a bit more room to move into.
Pamela.
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3512 Canada
30 Sep 2012 4:26PM
Welcome. Nice shot. Ive cropped some space from the bottom, thats simialr to having more Hippo at the top, and Ive also brightened a little, it in my mod, - scroll up to the modifications tab.

Excellent detail, sharp, and good tone.


Enjoy the site.


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