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11 5.3k 128 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 9:13AM
A lovely image Hannah, just a pity one couldn't admire his face.

Regards Nathan Grin
26 Aug 2013 9:14AM
An interesting angle illustrates the plumage. Great detail.
netta1234 10 382 2 Wales
26 Aug 2013 9:23AM
A Lovely detailed image.
Welcome to EPZSmile
KarenFB Plus
16 5.9k 184 England
26 Aug 2013 9:34AM
An unusual angle, but I love the way it's displaying its plumage for you (I can forgive it for not smiling into the lens!!). Smile Very well timed and caught!
GarethRobinson 15 1.0k 2 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 9:39AM
Agree with the above a different take for sure, for wildlife try and get level with the eyes as it will give a more intimate image.
philhomer 12 88 32 England
26 Aug 2013 10:11AM
hi Hannah, welcome to epz - you will find most members 'friendly' but there is always one that means well but cannot help be truthful. Do of course bear in mind that opinions will vary but i have to say that this is the sort of image i berate amongst our local club and it would be now filed by our membership in the "why?" category.

Even if the above are true and you wanted an unusual angle etc, it could have been improved by avoiding the plastic post top-left. Whatever you do, don't give up, even those of us that might initially come across harsh want you to get the most out of your photography and epz.
26 Aug 2013 10:24AM
I like this shot, got so many of this magnificent bird from front, interesting to see it with lovely tail feathers out, well capturedSmile
26 Aug 2013 12:07PM
great photo
26 Aug 2013 12:29PM
I like this shot Hannah it has great detail and lets people see the rope that ties the bird Well done SmileSmile
Richsr 15 91 223 England
26 Aug 2013 2:07PM
Show the details and patterns in the feathers well here Hannah
Regards Richard
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
26 Aug 2013 2:26PM
Like the fan tail Smile Smile
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
26 Aug 2013 2:54PM
A lot of good and helpful comments here. Keep it up and you'll surprise yourself how good you get. A nice detailed image......Sandy
Briwooly 16 454 6 England
26 Aug 2013 3:31PM
Unusual Hannah but some nice detail welcome to the mad house Grin Wink

Brian65 13 2 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 4:02PM
Well captured Hannah, good detail.
banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4311 Canada
26 Aug 2013 4:17PM
Welcome to EPZ Hannah.

Look forward to more shots, this is the way to learn. Try the Critique Gallery too with shots where you want constructive feedback, and you will also have modifications enabled, so you can see what people are talking about.

Rule number 1. Rarely, if ever, shoot down at a subject below you. Down to the same level for this would make a huge difference. Applies to dogs, cats, and kids.

Truthful is what you want in order to improve!

Enjoy the site,


basith_am 9 7 Sri Lanka
26 Aug 2013 5:15PM
so beautiful capture and derail.

ali63 10 791 1 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 8:35PM
You have captured the beautiful marking on the feathers well, keep up the good work, some sound advice from many others, most of all remember to enjoy what you are doing practice makes perfect ( does that exist??)

26 Aug 2013 10:41PM
It's good to be different. Sound advice from everyone. You will learn so much on this site. Cathy
phil99 15 45 6 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 4:24PM
Lovely sharp image and close up of the feather detail .Have another go and see if you can get his face as well and then that would be a too notch image.....Phil
Mike_Smith Plus
15 902 2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 5:33PM
Lovely shot, i like how his tail feathers are fanned out, just a shame we cant see his head
EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
27 Aug 2013 7:56PM
Good detail in the plumage Hannah and the tail feathers are especially pleasing.Smile
Herrero 9 24 Germany
30 Aug 2013 8:28PM
love it Smile
you must have waited a loong time!!!!

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