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27 Dec 2009 4:44PM
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picturistic 7 7 7 Wales
27 Dec 2009 4:56PM
beautiful little bird, well caught

_ 11 535 4 Virgin Islands, British
27 Dec 2009 4:58PM
Instead of centralising your subject try to compose the shot with it a little to the side of the frame. This helps the viewers eye settle on the frame a lot easier than a centrally placed subject.
Here I'd crop a bit behind the bluetit and a bit below to give a balanced composition.
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
27 Dec 2009 5:12PM
Good advice on composition Smile
I do like the light on the edge of the metal, and lovely detail on the bird Smile

Fran x
27 Dec 2009 6:06PM
thanks for the advice but i think i prefer my original composition with the green and white background providing the balance.
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
27 Dec 2009 6:55PM
Having looked at your after image, I have to agree with you Kieran Smile
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
27 Dec 2009 9:15PM
Well caught and presented - sometimes rules are meant to be broken! Smile
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3528 Canada
27 Dec 2009 11:10PM
Its a nice shot, - and sometimes, shots with an element such as the curved chair/rail can look good centered, - though both work for me. If the crop was performed on V1, with some space taken off the top also, you would also get a pleasing composition, with the frame divided almost perfectly into white and green triangles.

The main suggestion I have though is to sharpen quite a bit more, - you need to sharpen after re sizing. What worked for me when I downloaded this was:

USM: Amount = 100; Radius = 0.8; Threshold = 3, applied only to the bird, as the chair back is in better focus that the bird.

Hope this is helpful,



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