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27/02/2009 - 2:59 PM

Afraid Knot

Afraid KnotYep, super colours and textures - a really nice image, but I wonder if slightly more (or less) DoF would improve it. The rusty dozer is neither sharp nor 'properly' out-of-focus. A greater DoF would add to the textures theme, less DoF would add to the colours.
Perhaps some selective sharpening (or un-shrpening?) in PS? - just a thought.
18/02/2009 - 5:59 AM

Bembridge Ledge

Bembridge LedgeSuper colour and dramatic sky.
A bit more of a focal point would in my opinion improve this somewhat. Perhaps a lower PoV, from a bit closer the the waters edge, near the little rocky point just below the centre of the image. This would give the detail in the rock & reflection whilst letting the sky and shafts of sunlight frame the rocky edge.
Alternatively, you could try cropping top and bottom, as per my mod.
17/01/2009 - 4:54 PM

Bird of Prey

Bird of PreyA great shot, super sharp and detailed.

Quote: ... Ask her to put the bird on a natural perch for you with some nice natural backgrounds ( nearby field etc etc) get in a bit closer as the bird cant realy go anywhere and you will be on to a winner!!!

Couldn't agree more. Having access to birds in such a way is worth a mint - make the most of it!

17/01/2009 - 2:19 PM

Male Nyala

Male NyalaSuper shot Ian, plenty of detail and good composition & timing.
Can't say I'm that taken with the plain brown background and border; and down the edge of the neck can see some jaggies where it looks like you have selected the antelope from the original background (esp. when viewed large). Perhaps a tweak of some of the selection settings in PS? I'm no expert in PS so can't suggest how - sorry!

31/12/2008 - 9:22 AM


Quote: ...i don't know wether the softness makes it less menacing...

I general, no it doesn't, but if I were to be really picky, it does detract a little from the paw in the bottom left corner. There is a lot of muscle, sinew and power to be seen in there but the softness masks it somewhat.

Any chance of uploading a version without the edge softening?

Excellent shot though, nice detail and sharpness.

29/12/2008 - 9:38 AM

Squirrel nutkin........

Squirrel nutkin........Wonderful detail and colours; the background sets it off nicely. I agree with you thoughts about a crop on the right; that little knob of the tree trunk is a bit distracting and draws the eye away from Mr Nutkin. Perhaps take a bit off the left too so that the squirrel stays just right of centre.
Great shot well done.