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Red Bishop

By DPhillips
Just another shot. Hand held

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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miptog 12 3.6k 61 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2011 4:23PM
Probably pushing the capability of your camera/lens in this shot. You really need to be closer to the bird to show more detail. The eyes and head of the bird are barely discernible. Shot also lacks sharpness, it may be slightly out of focus, or the result of camera movement/shake. Compositionally the bird is in the centre of the frame, and would be better balanced if it were placed on a third (Rule of Thirds).

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DPhillips 7 20 South Africa
25 Jan 2011 6:37PM
PLease do a mod and upload for me to see.
miptog 12 3.6k 61 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2011 6:56PM

Quote:PLease do a mod and upload for me to see.

Just one example, an portrait crop. Divide the image equally into 3 parts vertically and horizontally, by drawing 2 imaginary lines (vertical and horizontal). The Bird is sitting roughly on the intersection of the bottom horizontal, and rightmost vertical. Google rule of thirds for a better explanation.
fudgy 7 48 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2011 9:09AM
hi dorian

I love this , the colours are fabulous , as always , very enjoyable to see your pics
DPhillips 7 20 South Africa
26 Jan 2011 10:19AM
Thank you all for your comments. I thought having this bird on the branch and showing foliage would be good. I could of course have cropped it completely, but then that would not have been my intention
miptog 12 3.6k 61 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2011 3:29PM
Both the landscape view and showing foliage would be OK, except in this shot you really cannot see any real detail of the bird. Look at CSurry portfolio to see some excellent examples of bird shots.

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