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wildlife by craggwildlifephotography

Looks like something has gone a bit amiss with your processing here. The excessive cloning in the background is very obvious.

Red Stag headshot

Red Stag headshot by philhomer

Looks a bit soft and lacking in contrast but the viewpoint works quite well with the stag dominating the foreground and the hind in the background.
It doesn't look like your shooting against the light though as per your description. It looks more like the hind is side lit and the stag is shaded from any direct sunlight.
The square format suits the scene here.

Siskin (Carduelis spins)

Siskin (Carduelis spins) by lord_macedo

Very nice indeed.


Doe and fawn

Doe and fawn by mjparmy

Cute subject and the sunlit setting is quite nice. However, I find the subject way too cramped in the frame. The hind (female Red deer) could really benefit from some extra space in front of her to look into and possibly a little more room on the bottom of the frame would work well.

Common Darter....

Common Darter.... by Philh04

A stunning shot Phil. They don't come any better.


Wild Little Owl

Wild Little Owl by KPnut

Very nice indeed.


Kestrels in Flight from Linford Lakes

Kestrels in Flight from Linford Lakes by NeilSchofield

Some pleasing flight shots and wing positions there. They look a little unnatural though and particularly lacking in detail. Have you used excessive amounts of noise reduction and/or are they just very large crops?

Kestrel In Flight Rear View

Kestrel In Flight Rear View by NeilSchofield

Shame it wasn't facing towards you rather than away. Shots 8, 9 and 10 are better IMO with the birds face visible.


Goshawk by running_man

If you don't mind me asking. Is this a wild or a captive bird?

Crows in Flight

Crows in Flight by NeilSchofield

A good attempt but unfortunately they don't look as sharp as they could be and the added catchlight in the eye looks a little unnatural. I like the wing-up and wing-down pose in the first shot but feel that it would work better had the upper bird been a little more in focus as it tends to catch your eye first before leading the viewers eye to the lower bird.

Deer Stalking

Deer Stalking by Speckled_Coast

It's actually a hind (female Red deer) rather than a Roe deer.


Dunnock by Stevetheroofer

A good pose, perch and background but a little overexposed. Easily corrected though.

Fields of Gold

Fields of Gold by JohnoP

Top shot


Grey Squirrel

Grey Squirrel by SurreyHillsMan

I love the way the squirrel is spotlit here and the lighting really brings out the texture and detail in the animals fur and the bark of the tree.


Roe Buck

Roe Buck by SurreyHillsMan

Doesn't get any better than this Jon and what a stunning setting too.



Alfie by MossyOak

Excellent pose caught mid stride and the eye contact is an added bonus. Is it a large crop? If not, it looks like the focus is slightly off and you've tried to compensate by applying too much sharpening, this has given a very 'gritty' over-sharpened look to the image, most evident in the grass surrounding the dog. Assuming the dog is sharp in the original image, a better option would be to reduce the level of sharpening applied, and preferably apply it selectively to just the dog. Just my 2 cents for what it's worth.

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Added Date: 20/10/2013 - 10:46 PM

A stunning collection of images Dean and a portfolio to be very proud of.

justin c

Added Date: 20/10/2013 - 10:40 PM

Thank you Phil.

justin c

Added Date: 23/01/2013 - 9:07 PM

Thanks for looking John and thank you for the kind compliment.

justin c

Added Date: 23/01/2013 - 7:18 PM

Many thanks Dean Smile

justin c

Added Date: 23/01/2013 - 5:03 PM

Thank you Julia. You have some very fine images yourself Smile

justin c

Added Date: 04/10/2010 - 11:56 PM

Thank you Pete.

justin c

Added Date: 04/09/2010 - 10:38 PM

Thank you Smile

justin c

Added Date: 07/12/2009 - 7:38 PM

Thanks Jonah.

justin c

Added Date: 06/09/2009 - 6:27 AM

Thanks Geoff.

justin c

Added Date: 13/07/2009 - 10:41 PM

Thank you Ann.

Thank you Sarah.

Quote: Can I ask if you use any flash equipment? I seen to get a lot of noise with the 40D and our low light conditions.

I own a Canon 580EX flashgun but I only generally use it for fill in flash, usually when photographing birds. I rarely use it as the sole light source as I much prefer natural light, in most instances.
I'm not familiar with the 40D but I would have thought noise levels shouldn't be too bad up to iso 400 and possibly even higher.
The secret is to ensure your exposures are as accurate as possible as lightening an underexposed image at the processing stage can cause image degradeation through excess noise.
I can recommend using one of the excellent noise reduction software programs, I use Neatimage and can highly recommend it.

justin c

Added Date: 16/01/2009 - 7:30 PM

Hi Ann,
Thanks for your complement on my portfolio. I appreciate you taking the time to have a look.
As soon as time allows I'll come and have a browse of yours and will leave some constructive comments.

justin c

Added Date: 24/10/2008 - 10:19 PM

Thank you Richard.

justin c

Added Date: 18/09/2008 - 8:18 PM

Thank you Steve.

justin c

Added Date: 01/09/2008 - 10:38 PM

Thank you Simon and Richard.


justin c

Added Date: 09/08/2008 - 2:19 PM

Thanks Edward.