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05/11/2013 - 10:37 AM

Wild Orchid

Wild Orchid
Quote: So beautifully captured, wish it was one I had taken...great use of dof

Agreed...I would be inclined to clone out the rogue stems and crop a bit off the left - just a personal thing.

03/10/2013 - 8:23 PM


HawkerNice Dragon.....I feel the aperture is a bit too narrow at 2.8.
You have great focus on the wing hinge area but the dof does not get the wings or tail in focus as well.
I know sometimes theres no time to alter things when the opportunity arises but I only have the settings to use for critique.....

19/08/2013 - 10:15 AM

In the old Oak Tree

In the old Oak TreeYes it's a good natural shot...but I feel it could be a bit better with some of the oof tree at the bottom was taken out.
SAINT JAMES PARISH CHURCH, GRIMSBYFantastic light and wonderful processing.....all spoilt by not levelling it up or removing the light in the top corner.
03/02/2012 - 10:19 AM


RobinCongrats on the HC.....fantastic focus and detail in Robin.

Love all the moss but the brick looks a bit distracting for me so I have done a mod with a crop off the bottom and then cloned in some more moss to keep the shape of the perch.

Great shot though.

26/04/2011 - 9:35 AM

Bluebell Haze

Bluebell HazeHi Sylvia...when I first looked I thought the oof one on the right got in the way.
Then read you was concerned about the central position.

So I had a play and came up with cropping off most of the space on the right plus the bit on the left wit the dark stem in it.
Next create some more canvas at the top (about the same as there now) and stretched the colour there to fill it.
You could do more canvas on other sides if you think it needs it.

Good original image though with great atmosphere.


Will pm you to let you see it.
14/04/2011 - 9:35 AM

Rock Solid

Rock SolidQuite washed out........have copied it for a later play.


Just done a quick mess and there IS a shot under there.

In levels ..darken
Sats...less to get rid of the heavy lime green.
Colour bal...more towards the red/mag/blue side.
05/08/2010 - 12:23 AM

Juvenile chaffinch

Juvenile chaffinchI see everyone has given you advice on your problem......a lot of it different..and to me very confusing...lol

As I said earlier I had the same problem...in fact it was other members who told me I had uploaded Soft images.I was give SO many answers and nothing seemed to work.To tell you the truth I have forgotton exactly what I finally did BUT things look a lot better now.The last thing I was told to do was to reduce the resolution to 72 pixel/inch and I have looked at my latest upload of a Woody and it's not as sharp as the one in P/shop BUT is sharp enough on here.

If you go to the FORUMS and scoll to EPHOTOZINE DISCUSSION ..then on page 5 theres CLARITY OF UPLOADED IMAGES by LAWBERT...and page 9 HELP...SHARPNESS by RINGYNECK....and you might find an answer to this problem..........

You would think there was a definitive answer somewhere on epz as it seems a lot of people have had this and there have been may conflicting views as to how to get over it.

Hope some of this helps.

25/07/2010 - 2:03 PM

juvenile male kingfisher

juvenile male kingfisherNice one ..I set the alarm and then went back to sleep.....I hope mine did not turn up.
After all the time and effort you put into getting this i feel he could be even better if you even up the histogram in levels and do a little sharpen.

p.s. if you want to see what I did look at my Wet Kingy shot and go to the version 2...I will leave it on for a few days.
02/06/2010 - 11:10 AM


MemoriesCan see what you was after in the comp...but as devlin says the fence is a bit at odds with the building.I would also loose the sky as its a bit plain........but as far as the conversion and experiments ...nice one.

11/05/2010 - 4:20 PM

Heart of Nature

Heart of NatureAs Carabosse says the "classic" shot has the flowers jumping out more...I have tried to do this in a mod by increasing Sat and Contrast and blurred out with the clone tool some of the distracting spare petals/stems/flowers.

09/02/2010 - 10:38 AM

more of the grebe

more of the grebe
Quote: Just gone back to it Ann, the left bird has appeared underexposed and the right overexposed from the late light coming in from the left. Difficult conditions this time of year with a low sun. Try bracketing the exposure next time or selective highlights to give definition, but always a difficult one from that distance.

How will the bracketing do the job???...I thought that was something like taking 3 shots at different exposures......surely if it helps the over exposed one it will harm the under exposed one.......or is it too early for my brain???

Anyway Ann ...I don't think it's far off and a great capture in the sequence...can't wait to see the conclusion of the dance.

25/01/2010 - 2:34 PM

Crook Peak in winter

Crook Peak in winterWelcome Gary....

Being pale on this one is not so bad as it adds to the cold feel...I did manage to get a bit of contrast out of it just in levels.
If you moved the comp with the rocks nearer to the left corner it might act as a lead in and if they could be made a more dominant feature then the lack of focal point would n't matter as much.
Re: watermark...I never botter as my no-one would want my shots...lol.
If it was in a different place then it would not get in the way of a pic you are trying to show usd.
19/07/2009 - 11:01 PM

A stormy night in Mumbles

A stormy night in MumblesCan i dissagree about a longer exposure as I thought at night and the only light is far away then the foreground would be dark.
Anyway if it was a longer exposure wouldn't the rest of it go lighter as well.
I do agree about the light on the right side though and would crop it out.

p.s. Done a MOD with the light cropped out and lightened the f/g with some dodging.
22/05/2009 - 10:22 AM


Kermit1. wait for him to hop onto a better b/g.
2.Place him on one yourself.
3.lie down and get him in a close with the green at the bottom and a different b/g.
.........and I'm sure there are many more ways. he he.

27/12/2008 - 11:15 PM

Still Standing...

Still Standing...Yes superb.
Like the way you have got detail in f/g AND held the colours at the b/g.
Might be a bit burnt out in centre but understandable with a blazing sunrise....could it have been hidden behind the building a bit more?