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  • Heron

    Great detail and DoF. The one thing I might change if I were taking the photo and I was able to move position is get a little bit lower to give a more personal feel to image (but that's just my idea). Nice portrait.
    • 17 Dec 2011 8:56PM
  • Thistle Fluff

    I really like the crop on this one. I like the B&W conversion and the detail on the fluff. Your choice of DOF is great and the background is not distracting. I like this a lot.
    • 17 Dec 2011 8:55PM
  • Small Owl

    I like the mod. I agree with the adding of canvas and the cropping. I think that the light is a little harsh but good as it shows the feather detail well. Detail on the eyes and feathers is spot on. Nice work.
    • 17 Dec 2011 8:51PM
  • Bamburgh Castle

    Wonderful image. I like the B&W conversion and the film grain filter. I think that the way you have 'tweaked' this image in post production is excellent. I like the composition and the silhouette of the castle is really good.
    • 17 Dec 2011 8:48PM
  • The Golden Hour - Ashdown Forrest - Hazel and Louis

    I love this image!! I think that the pano crop is spot on, the lighting is brilliant, the pose of the dog is wonderful too. It has crossed my mind though that your daughter (I assume) is quite close to the edge of the frame, have you considered perhaps adding a little bit of canvas (that's just my opinion though)? I really do like this image.
    • 17 Dec 2011 8:42PM
  • Nuthatch

    Beautiful image and the pose is spot on. I like the framing in this shot. The sharpness is superb even with an 80th of a second shutter speed. Have you run any noise reduction on the background - I noticed that you were using ISO 800?
    • 17 Dec 2011 8:38PM
  • Great Tit

    I really like the detail on this image. I like the pose and the lighting looks good in my view. This is a super shot.

    Thank you for the help you gave me on my image as well.

    • 17 Dec 2011 8:35PM
  • Short Eared Owl

    Thank you Derek, Jude, Willie, Paul and Sue. To be honest, I have no idea how I managed to get a weird looking DoF - I will have a look at cropping out that area.

    Willie, I used a monopod to try to capture the Owl in flight. I find that the ISO above 640 on my camera is awful so I tried not to go higher but I totally understand what you mean as the other images that i took that evening were showing motion blur. I use continuous focus just about all the time for the reasons that you say.

    Sue, I think that the area in focus was under the bird but the bird was a little far away to be sure.

    Thank you for your critique. I have been really pleased to hear your opinions and tips. Thank you.

    • 17 Dec 2011 8:31PM
  • Rough seas at Mumbles Lighthouse

    Great B&W conversion and composition. I like the inclusion of the Gulls and the timing to get the wave crashing down is excellent.
    • 16 Dec 2011 10:01PM
  • Watching

    Lovely DoF and detail.
    • 16 Dec 2011 9:57PM
  • Sheer fun

    Thank you for your comments. I quite like the crop so I may do something similar to that. I am very pleased that you like this shot.
    • 30 Jun 2011 1:30PM
  • Pure Elegance

    Incredible timing and the detail is brilliant.
    • 30 Jun 2011 12:12PM
  • Great black-backed gull at sunset

    Very nice image.
    • 30 Jun 2011 12:08PM
  • Raven Calling

    Superb image. Excellent exposure.
    • 30 Jun 2011 12:07PM
  • LTT on gorse

    Beautiful pose and the background looks fantastic. Excellent shot.
    • 30 Jun 2011 12:07PM
  • Willow tit

    This is a beautiful portrait shot and the detail is fantastic.
    • 30 Jun 2011 12:06PM
  • Another SEO

    Awesome eye contact and the lighting is great!
    • 30 Jun 2011 12:03PM
  • Barn owl

    Lovely composition and exposure.
    • 30 Jun 2011 12:02PM
  • Nymph and Shepherds

    Superb shot! The DOF is great and the background is very pleasing.
    • 30 Jun 2011 12:01PM
  • .

    Incredible detail!
    • 30 Jun 2011 11:58AM
  • Goldfinch

    Lovely detail and sharpness. The bokeh looks very nice.
    • 30 Jun 2011 11:55AM
  • Summer sunrise

    Very nice shot. I like the mist and the warmth from the sun. Great landscape image!
    • 30 Jun 2011 11:54AM
  • Robin Red Breast

    I like your use of turning your camera to portrait mode. The background is also a nice blurred background. You could try a slightly more photogenic perch perhaps but it is a very good portrait shot.
    • 30 Jun 2011 11:53AM
  • Male Bullfinch

    Nice detail and lighting. However, it would be interesting to see what a portrait shot looks like of this Bullfinch as I think that it would show a little more of the perch... Just a thought. Great shot.
    • 30 Jun 2011 11:49AM

    A very interesting pose and nice detail. The DoF looks great. Nice shot.
    • 30 Jun 2011 11:48AM
  • North Sea

    Beautiful landscape image. The slow exposure looks great and the clouds and sky look brilliant.
    • 30 Jun 2011 11:45AM
  • Red Kite Sillouhette

    Excellent! Superb composition and lovely exposure.
    • 13 Apr 2011 9:27PM
  • Bullfinch

    Lovely detail and colour contrast, Vince.
    • 2 Apr 2011 8:31PM
  • Autumn Tawny Owl - Back-lit (c)

    Superb shot, Vince. Lovely backlighting and detail.
    • 2 Apr 2011 8:28PM
  • Coppice CXCV

    Great shot with nice detail.
    • 2 Apr 2011 8:10PM