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29 Mar 2005 1:46PM
It is yes, but many people use the site the way they are happiest. But to be honest, you dont need critique, I cant find a negative thing about it. Welcome to ePZ! K.
mattberry 17 259 14 Greece
29 Mar 2005 1:48PM
I dont think you require critique for this shot either, certainly not off me anyway. I can't fault it, lovely image.

simons 17 13
29 Mar 2005 1:49PM
A lovely shot of a great bird.
ptilley 20 11 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2005 1:50PM
Great Shot! Paul.
Chris_H 18 1.5k 1
29 Mar 2005 1:50PM
Excellent shot, I cant offer any advice on how it could be improved.

29 Mar 2005 1:50PM
Fantastic shot spot on ,
gill_f 18 122 England
29 Mar 2005 1:51PM
I like the composition of this picture. It is simple and uncluttered, with space infront of where the bird is looking. Also nice detail in the texture of the wood.
starliz 17 1.6k 3 England
29 Mar 2005 1:57PM
lovely detailed shot,well done.
photoshack 17 3 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2005 1:57PM
keep up the good work
all photography is subjective, just post your best, if you like it that's all that count's. i like this shot faultless
29 Mar 2005 2:00PM
welcome, and excellent first shot. love the color.
Lucas_Ade 17 25
29 Mar 2005 2:01PM
Needs more DoF ;o)

LOL, just kidding obviously, you've set yourself a high target, great image of a Blue Tit, one of the best.

Denise 20 279
29 Mar 2005 2:03PM
What a beautiful Blue Tit image! Composition, colour, DOF, detail and blurred background are spot-on.
deegee 17 181 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2005 2:03PM
Beautiful shot, very well composed, love its stubby little beak.
I think all constructive criticism is greatfully received. Some people on this site have great technical knowledege (not me i'm afraid), others have more of a sense of what makes a good image, others just look and appreciate what they see. It makes for a great melting pot. Welcome to the site, I hope you enjoy it.
ericfaragh Plus
18 149 6 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2005 2:03PM
Excellent clarity, beautiful close up capture. Welcome to ephotozine. Smile
annaliese 17 421 1 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2005 2:05PM
Fantastic close up, and welcome Smile

Pete 21 18.8k 97 England
29 Mar 2005 2:19PM
I'd say welcome, but it appears that you've been around for nearly two years (registered June 2003)...well worth the wait for this photo though! A stunning start to your portfolio.
Lucas_Ade 17 25
29 Mar 2005 2:22PM
A bloomin EC on his first image!! Oh well, can't complain, very well deserved.
cdm36 18 391 7 England
29 Mar 2005 2:23PM
Stunning, excellent detail and dof

mujucanary 17 19
29 Mar 2005 2:34PM
I love these little birds - full of character - and so is this shot. Nice one! :o)
cozzie 18 56 Northern Ireland
29 Mar 2005 2:34PM
Gr8 1st post!Quality photograph. Gr8 composition, dof, detail, colour, superb capture
29 Mar 2005 2:36PM
What a cracking shot to enter the site with! Look forward to seeing more of your work. I would describe comments I have received as freindly and helpful and of great use in impproving my work. Welcome to ephotozine!
starstriders 17 1.6k United Kingdom
29 Mar 2005 2:41PM
Damned good first upload. Welcome to EPZ...use it as you will. Some use the site for critique, others use it just to see how successful their shots are on here. I'm very much for critique but I agree with K in that this shot needs none at all! Wink
leeg 18 165
29 Mar 2005 2:49PM
Hi all. Firstly I'm quite amazed by all the responses to this. Secondly, thanks for all the comments. It has encouraged me greatly. Perhaps a confidence boost it could be said. Thirdly, I have had a look at all of your portolios that have commented and wow! Some field of skill!! I have been a member for 2 years, but rarley visited this site and have only made a few comments recently. Only through my friend e-mailing links to this site and specific photos has it prompted me to look at the wider picture of this fabulous site. hanks again. I can't help think you're being a bit too nice being as it's my first post :o) Cheers for now and thanks again!
speysider 17 10
29 Mar 2005 2:54PM
Excellent work!
Congrats on the EC.
scragend 18 3 Scotland
29 Mar 2005 2:59PM
That is a beaut! Hope you stick around and put up more images of this calibre!

This site is pretty addictive and the natives a friendly bunch. Enthusiastic and constructive are how Id describe most comments I see on here. If they dont like it they generally dont comment.
29 Mar 2005 3:07PM
Superb shot. Den Smile
Bluke 17 303 1 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2005 3:21PM
Fantastic shot ..... hope you post more .....
jrb 18 United States
29 Mar 2005 3:31PM
Very nice shot. Great detail, perch, etc.
suleesia 17 176 Malaysia
29 Mar 2005 3:49PM
Perfect pose, beautiful and sharp details. Congrats!
Ian G W 19 398 3 England
29 Mar 2005 3:56PM
Congrats on the EC! An excellent blue tit pic.
banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4308 Canada
29 Mar 2005 4:06PM
Excellent shot, EC on first post is brilliant.

glazzaro 17 70 23 United States
29 Mar 2005 6:48PM
Fantastic shot, your detail and color are superb! Love the way you caught him perched, its brilliant! Spot on! click!!!

mikears 17 89 Canada
29 Mar 2005 7:07PM
Congrats on the EC - on your first pic too!!! Amazing and very well deserved!

yjjeep 18 13
29 Mar 2005 7:30PM
Wow this is nice.Great job on this one.
stevebutler 17 122 England
29 Mar 2005 8:47PM
A Wonderful first post.Excellent composition,colour and clarity. Congratulations on your EC.

chinny 17 492 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2005 9:22PM
Speechless !
stevie 18 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2005 9:54PM
Excellent capture
old timer 18 55 1 Scotland
29 Mar 2005 10:35PM
What a cracking first upload, and an EC to boot!

Welcome to EPZ
bppowell 20 2.2k 2 England
30 Mar 2005 12:02AM
Well taken.

Shane136 18 63 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2005 12:06AM
Very nice, well taken
loweswood 17 317 England
30 Mar 2005 12:35AM
Brilliant quality shot. If this was my first post I'd be delighted.
ian.daisley 17 96 6 England
30 Mar 2005 12:59AM
Cracking shot.
mattmatic 18 598
30 Mar 2005 2:24AM
Wonderful detail and colour. Welcome!!
As has been said before, I can't find a thing wrong with this image Smile
Matt :click:
ewanrayment 17 718 1 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2005 2:37AM
Damn, EC on a first post - can't wait to see what else you come up with! Smile

Absolutely cracking shot and welcome to the site!

fossilized 17 79 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2005 3:27AM
Beautiful shot, with a good pose and full of crisp detail.

Re your question of how the site works: For a while a few of us tried to give a negative as well as a positive comment on each other's shots which, as a complete and unconfident beginner, I liked because it forced me look more critically at a photo and, as the negative comment was specifically requested from each other it wasn't disappointing to receive or uncomfortable to give. It didn't catch on though so really you just have to see if anyone likes what you post and work out what doesn't work from that but I think many people try to say what they particularly like about a shot, which helps amateurs like me.

Look forward to seeing more of your work.
ojjo 17 10
30 Mar 2005 4:23AM
simple and sharp, gets my click

Greyheron 20 282 7 England
30 Mar 2005 5:17AM
A well observed composition with plenty of detail & colour.

Excellent work,
30 Mar 2005 6:59AM
beautiful clear shot, great colour & detail *Click

Smile Shelley
StevenHanna 19 296 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2005 8:48AM
WOW. Excellent shot.
mikeweeks 17 978 3 England
30 Mar 2005 9:30AM
If you want plenty of constructive criticism, this is probably not the place, and when you post images like this, you cause problems for people who like to find fault.
Fantastic image. Click. Mike
30 Mar 2005 10:53AM
I have been a magazine art director (Country Life and Geographical Magazine) and this is one of the best bird photographs I have ever seen. Brilliant shot
30 Mar 2005 12:10PM
Stunning. No critique needed
dalowsons 18 89 Australia
30 Mar 2005 1:43PM
Fantastic shot, well done on such a great first post Smile
pennyspike 19 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2005 2:47PM
Congratulations, what an entry to the RG.
I'm not a bird enthusiast but I like pictorial images of birds and this is one of them.
StevenPrice 17 30 2 England
31 Mar 2005 1:53PM
a fantastic shot. All i can say is this is one Excellent first post really well taken

bentspace 17 31
1 Apr 2005 3:33AM
EC first post! Sensational! I been posting heaps and never even got close to getting one LOL Smile Well Done
2 Apr 2005 12:27PM
Cristian 17 950 1
2 Apr 2005 2:19PM
Nicely taken, with great detail.


johnc1711 18 9 Scotland
3 Apr 2005 1:26AM
Great pose, colours and composition Graeme.

phill 17 1 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2005 2:41PM
Been snapping these all winter, this is what I aim for!
Hawkgenes 17 10 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2005 7:01AM
Absolutely beautiful, the detail is nothing short of remarkable.

MikeRC 17 3.6k United Kingdom
12 Jun 2005 11:40AM
Pointers?...Yea right...brilliant..Mike
jasonewell 17 34 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2005 8:26AM
Wonderful high quality shot of a difficult bird. Great work and deserving of an EC.
angelamary 16 6 England
21 Dec 2005 2:13AM
Another beautiful shot! (And a punny title!Smile )Very well caught.

In my case, when I forget to click, it's because I'm too eager to comment! Go straight past the button!
liparig 17 233 United States
3 Mar 2006 8:20AM
wow excellent shot, detail and sharpness
RoddBC 16 40 United States
12 Mar 2006 10:45PM
Wow, just a fantatic shot Graeme, well done


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