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29 Dec 2011 5:07PM
Happy New Year Dave


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29 Dec 2011 5:22PM
Butter wouldn't..........would it.....TongueTongue Lovely capture Wink
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
29 Dec 2011 5:23PM
Many congrats. on your GEA, David: I think your shot looks just fine as it is, but should you wish to try an alternative composition it might be worth looking at a square format ( you may have noticed I tend to use such a lot) and placing the bird and the post on the intersection of the left and middle thirds, thus leaving room for it to gaze into. Just a thought, but in truth, these birds need a lot of room in their natural environment and your shot as it stands tends to reflect that.
OAKEY 8 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2011 5:25PM
Super detailed capture, great colours and i like the comp tooSmile
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2011 5:54PM
For some reason, my comments have gone astray???????????????? Ah well!

buxton 8 England
29 Dec 2011 6:01PM
excellent detail and colour. Great image.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
29 Dec 2011 7:28PM
A terrrific capture, what a majestic bird
29 Dec 2011 8:23PM
Excellent images David Wink V1 for me mate
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
29 Dec 2011 8:39PM
Definitely V2 for me David I prefer that format- congrats on the GEA.
29 Dec 2011 8:43PM
lovely shot I am not a fan of the square formats would take some of the left of the first and a tad off the right but comp is personnel I think but great kestrel
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
29 Dec 2011 11:10PM
Composition is very much a personal thing and I accept that whilst the 3rds rule is good guidance it is wrong to think it must be followed slavishly. In this case I would not be too happy with the landscape format and I am not sure the square format suits either. I think I would have preferred a portrait format- long and narrow. This would have allowed you to give more emphasis to the bird and make a feature of the perch but at the same time would allow you to give credence to the3rds rule should you so desire.
I strongly emphasise that these are personal opinions and are in no way cricticism of this lovely shot. A cracker Dave.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
30 Dec 2011 3:06AM
I prefer V1. A lovely image...........Sandy
30 Dec 2011 4:47PM
Excellent capture V2 for me great work well done.
nice capture

all the best for the new year

johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2011 5:03AM
Thank you all for you feedback, special thanks to Adrian for your GEA, it is a real privilege to receive it from such a great photographer. Happy anew Year all

Mike_Young 10 12 9 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2011 6:16AM
Super shot, I do prefer V2 the square format just works a treat for me Smile

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