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By crash39  
This little bird didn't often present itself to us face on and rarely sat still. I think the DOF is not right though.

Tags: Birds Humming birds Landscape and travel 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.


25 Aug 2006 9:02AM
Clix. You have lovely separation from the background. The eye is really "alive". Looking at the branch you have very shallow DOF. Using a smaller aperture( higher number) will increase the DOF. But! the payoff is a slower shutter speed.

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25 Aug 2006 9:21AM
The image is really nicely composed, but not sharp enough. think this is DOF (as said above), i think the background is probably far enough back to give you another stop or two and get the whole subject sharp.
The colours, subject and composition are really good
Terry L Plus
14 596 5 England
26 Aug 2006 11:10AM
DoF would be OK if the focus was on the eye and not half way down the birds back, composition is not bad, but could do with a bit more space in front of the bird, giving it room to look into.

glazzaro Plus
13 70 23 United States
27 Aug 2006 3:26AM
Consider the following changes, I use Adobe CS 2. Try these things and you will put in the DOF and increase the shots effectiveness.

1. Decrease shadows by 3%
2. Select the BG only, run a surface blur, 10 pixels deep and a threshold of 10.
3. Increase contrast +10
4. Sharpen 3 pixels deep at 50%.
5. Use the eliptical, circle the eye, reduce shadows 50%. Will bring out more of the catchlight in the eye.


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