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Shoo Fly

By NiagaraJim
This is a photo from a night class, one of my fellow students asked for permission to have the class come and photograph horses. I think this one of my better pictures of one of horses.

Tags: Horse Fly Big Friendly Equine Pets and captive animals Hoofs

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johnlw 13 1 10 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 5:41PM
I think this is a lovely shot plenty detail nice shadow of the horses head but for me I found the fencing a little of a distraction especially the third rail up as it hits the edge of the head. Anyway I have done a quick mod and I hope you like it.
Regards John.
5 Jul 2013 6:50PM
Yes I see what you mean, I was more worried about the fly on his nose. I will have to work on it and see if I can remove the rail or move it down.
johnlw 13 1 10 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 6:59PM
Hi yes I suppose it's all in the detail but the fly doesn't look a distraction to me nevertheless I will upload again with the fly removed. All of these ajustments are quite simple to make with modern software. If you want any advice on that you just have to ask.
Regards John.
johnlw 13 1 10 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 7:08PM
That took about 10 seconds The fly took about 10 seconds to remove with the spot healing brush hope that helps.
banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4169 Canada
5 Jul 2013 8:43PM
Its quite a good shot Jim.

Wheres theres horses, you find flies, so would worry about that, it easily removed.


The rail being removed would improve it, and for the nest time, you can be more aware of "merges" like this, and get a shot from a different perspective.


You have uploaded any of you shot settings, so cant give advice on this aspect of the shot.

Apart from cleaning up the rails, I would suggest you allow a little more room above the ears; crop to remove the lower shadow. and move the horse more to the left.


Ive uploaded a mod, scroll up, click modifications and view large. Ive also enhanced the small catchlights in his eye.

Hope this helps.


I live here in Oshawa, - where are you?



Regards


Willie
5 Jul 2013 8:44PM
Just a thought, but do think a frame around around this would help?
banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4169 Canada
6 Jul 2013 1:06AM
A frame can help with presentation, if it contributes to, or enhances the image. Flowers would be a good example.


Ive loaded a mod with this framed. The downside of framing when you have a 1000 pixel limit, is that your main subject will take up less of the image.


Regards


Willie
paulbroad 13 131 1289 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 6:13PM
Quite nice, but just a touch too bright, over exposure. In a situation like this everything is under your control, so get a nice clean uncluttered background behind the head. Field, trees, bushes, something that isolates the head without distraction. Often, a low viewpoint, looking up, will give a nice shot with blue sky and clouds, or treetops etc.

Look and think before composing and shooting. The background is as important as the subject in many ways.

paul
6 Jul 2013 10:05PM

Quote:Quite nice, but just a touch too bright, over exposure. In a situation like this everything is under your control, so get a nice clean uncluttered background behind the head. Field, trees, bushes, something that isolates the head without distraction. Often, a low viewpoint, looking up, will give a nice shot with blue sky and clouds, or treetops etc.

Look and think before composing and shooting. The background is as important as the subject in many ways.

paul



Paul, I have some other shots that I will try to upload ( I have a standard subscription so limited uploads). But I will work on them keeping in mind your pointers

Thanks Jim

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