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IanA's Gallery Comments

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High Velocity by Ade_Osman

High Velocity

It's a stuffed one on a string and you've done a marvellous job cloning the string out!! Wink

By: Ade_Osman

Crete Grifs 3 by Patricia Fenn

Crete Grifs 3

Selinari?? Wink

By: Patricia Fenn

Crete Grifs 4 by Patricia Fenn

Crete Grifs 4

Nice set! Smile
Their heads, with all that fluff, even on the adults, never looks sharp but you've done a great job. Smile

Ian x x

By: Patricia Fenn

Crete Griffs 1 by Patricia Fenn

Crete Griffs 1

That's terrible! (The joke, not the image!! Wink )

It's difficult to tell at the size posted here. I've uploaded shots in the past where the whites haven't been blown (Kestrels against a chalk cliff) and been berated for blown whites. I believe the ePz upload process compresses the image a tad more and takes any fine detail out of the background/smilar areas. If the full res image has detail, I wouldn't worry about it. Smile

Ian x

By: Patricia Fenn

Heron by Ade_Osman


Can you get out there and clear the reeds a bit please??

Wink Wink


By: Ade_Osman

Macro 4 by Patricia Fenn

Macro 4

A worthy entry.
I wonder if you have any space around the subject? The dynamics of it could be changed if you have. Mod to explain!

Mind you, all academic now Wink

Ian x

By: Patricia Fenn

Macro 3 by Patricia Fenn

Macro 3

Nice definition, and you've got the thing square to the sensor which helps get the whole insect sharp, however I feel that it is a little tight in the frame at the rear end! Wink

Ian x x

By: Patricia Fenn

Meles meles......... by Ade_Osman

Meles meles.........

Badly done, but you get the idea.
Toned down the highlights in the grass as they were distracting, and a little selective sharpening on the front head which lacks slightly in the original.
Done at home on an uncalibrated monitor 'cause I've been in hospital for the last three days!

Oh ye, an I've got shot of that silly frame! Tongue

By: Ade_Osman

In Flight by Gezina

In Flight

Well done! Smile


By: Gezina

Gotcha! by IanA


Quote: How on earth did you manage such precise timing?

Precise timing! LOL 4 months of pressing the shutter!! Wink

Thanks for the kind comments folks.

Ian Smile

By: IanA

Otter @ lunch by teddy

Otter @ lunch

At least you managed to see it! Wink
Good to see you and Sue again.


By: teddy

Wildwood Fox by teddy

Wildwood Fox

It's a cracking image. Glad you enjoyed! Smile


By: teddy

Arctic Fox by Overread

Arctic Fox

Bet he's been enjoying the weather since!! Wink

Ian Smile

By: Overread

Stork by SteveHunter


Nice one.

Ian Smile

By: SteveHunter

... fox ... by SueTurner

... fox ...

Now that's a cracker Sue, especially with a bent lens!! Wink

Great to see you both again. Smile


By: SueTurner

Waiting for Lunch by SteveHunter

Waiting for Lunch

Nicely done Steve. Smile


By: SteveHunter

Stork or Butter? by dwilkin

Stork or Butter?

And a worthy entry too.

Good to meet you Darren,

Ian Smile

By: dwilkin

Storks up! by Overread

Storks up!

White Stork! Wink

Nice to meet you Alex.

Ian Smile

By: Overread

Red Fox by IanA

Red Fox

Thanks folks. Smile


By: IanA

'Ruin' by Diane_McCudden


Yeah, welcome.

600 pixel longest side. Wink


By: Diane_McCudden

R. jacobeae caterpillar by gill f

R. jacobeae caterpillar

That's your RC. Wink
Now go HERE and click 'Attend Meeting'. Smile

Ian x x

By: gill f

Little House On The Praire by Fishnet

Little House On The Praire

You have mentioned in your forum post that the highlights keep flashing. Nikon's are very sensitive to this, so please turn it off and use the histogram instead, especially if you are going to start shooting RAW (NEF). You can feather the leap to raw by shooting NEF+Jpg fine for a while, giving you both options.

Check the histogram and adjust the exposure with +/- ev or shoot a bracket burst. (Using the +/- ev button on the back of the camera and turning the control wheel a click or two either way will soon become second nature and you don't need to take your eye from the camera while doing it.)
Also, try changing the metering from average to spot or centre weighted (can't remember how the D80 does this) and see the differences. (The spot will meter from the focus point)

This way you will find a method of exposing (your landscapes Wink) that suits you and you are happy with. Don't be afraid to experiment with the settings, but turn off or ignore the warnings! Smile


Ian Smile

By: Fishnet

caterpillar by naturephotography


The camera and lens info helps but doesn't tell us why the image is soft. As you have stripped out the exif information ( a side effect of 'save for web'), there is no way we can tell what aperture, shutterspeed or ISO sensitivity has been used.

And, by using the 'Macro' setting these will have been chosen by the camera rather than you deciding them.
Levels, curves and sharpening can all be improved on this image. Enable 'Modifications' so that a comparison can be uploaded.


By: naturephotography

dragon fly by naturephotography

dragon fly

Hi Jason,
You've asked in the forum for critique of your photographs, and I've taken a look around your portfolio at a few.
One thing that strikes me is the lack of information you provide about them, making constructive critique rather difficult. Basic camera and lens info boxes are there for you to use and would help with any commentor being able to identify problems.
The majority of your images look soft to me, but without knowing your gear I cannot say why. A number look as though they are severe crops, but you don't say.

Take this shot for example and then compare it to this one picked at random from the galleries. Look at the amount of detail in the body and wings and you will answer your own question.


By: naturephotography

Waxwing by IanA


Cheers for the kind comments folks, they are much appreciated.

Ian Smile

By: IanA

Street art. 1 by Patricia Fenn

Street art. 1

I like the subject and angle/composition very much. The DOF is spot on, but I feel the background distracts a little, reducing the impact of the image.
It's the OOF black blotches of the windows that are doing it!

I don't know if the shot was set up or candid (the lighting is spot on, so tempted to think it was set up) but with the B/W treatment the background could be less contrasty bringing out the subject a little more.
Cracking effort though.


By: Patricia Fenn

...for Joy? by IanA

...for Joy?

Many thanks Andy, The same to you and yours.

ian Smile

By: IanA

snowyday by Siiri101


Welcome to ePHOTOzine.

I like the idea you've tried to convey with the main subject blurred through the cold while the background remains sharp. However, its a little difficult to be more precise with any critique with such a small image.
Have a look HERE for tips on getting the size right.


By: Siiri101

Happy Xmas by Ade_Osman

Happy Xmas

You could'a cropped it up to remove the little intrusive shadow!

Have a good 'un mate.


By: Ade_Osman

Birds 3, Tits by Patricia Fenn

Birds 3, Tits

You must have too much time on your hands!! Wink Wink

Superb use of multiple images that may normally sit on a hard-drive unloved. Your excellent imagination has scored another cracker here! As mentioned, the inclusion of the Robin lifts the image above the normal standard, but the fact the 'Tits' are all looking toward it puts it, IMHO, in the realms of brilliant.

Ian x x

By: Patricia Fenn