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Rainy Day Jay

By johnjo58
Hi every one, today a Jay in the pouring rain. With this and the last few posts I am playing with composition, pose, background and light; Your feedback on what works and does not would be very much appreciated.

As always thanks for taking a look at this and previous posts

David

PS V2 on Julia's advice

Tags: Jay Wildlife and nature

Voters: johnjones, MossyOak, tezquirk and 34 more

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Comments


30 Nov 2012 5:28PM
What a cracking shot excellent detail ,colour and comp.
jj

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MossyOak 4 22 15 England
30 Nov 2012 5:32PM
Love the capture here David and a great bg bringing out a fine Jay
Going to try Papercourt on Sunday, think the Shorties are back
Richard
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 5:39PM

Quote:Love the capture here David and a great bg bringing out a fine Jay
Going to try Papercourt on Sunday, think the Shorties are back
Richard

I will try and get along myself Richard (sorry for the post but not sure if your messaging is working)
Norfolkboy 10 1 4 England
30 Nov 2012 6:19PM
Superb image, David.
Colin
evelen 11 5 England
30 Nov 2012 6:21PM
great capture colours and detail.
eve.Smile
30 Nov 2012 6:23PM
For me I would cut out the negative space to the birds right............left side as you look on the screen................the important space is to the left of the bird (right as you look on Screen), this space is where the Jay will be flying into. It does not matter where the bird has come from but it is important to know where the bird is going..........

This is only MHO.................many peeps will say differently...............also rules are there to be broken...........GrinGrinGrinGrin
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 6:25PM
Exquisite.
great shot well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
30 Nov 2012 6:32PM
Good capture of a difficult to get close to species....

Ade
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 6:46PM

Quote:For me I would cut out the negative space to the birds right............left side as you look on the screen................the important space is to the left of the bird (right as you look on Screen), this space is where the Jay will be flying into. It does not matter where the bird has come from but it is important to know where the bird is going..........

This is only MHO.................many peeps will say differently...............also rules are there to be broken...........GrinGrinGrinGrin



Thanks Julia, good advice.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
30 Nov 2012 6:57PM
Considering the conditions prevailing Dave I think you have a great shot. Composition is an aspect that might be worth looking at with a crop of the type suggested above. The Jay himself is well focussed and exposed with good plumage detail.
Not the easiest bird to get anyway.
Ron
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 7:17PM
Works for me David

What a fine eye

Adrian
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 8:01PM
Another great shot David, i have not got close enough to get a good one yet.
Brian
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
30 Nov 2012 8:28PM
Has to be V2 for me David re composition.
Brian.
30 Nov 2012 10:07PM
Version 2 for me David good shot.

Ray
1 Dec 2012 5:51PM
Bloody Hell David, now you're rubbing salt in to the wound TongueWink
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
1 Dec 2012 10:44PM
Julia's suggestion does make the image that much stronger in the frame, David, and a cracking shot of the jay it is.
Ronnie.

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