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Re: Photos for Criticism

Unread post by big5spotter » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:52 pm

2.5m sigma 150-500mm jip was very close.He was next to den.

Thanx caracal.I love close ups.
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Re: Photos for Criticism

Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:36 am

I find it too cropped. Also, the way it is cropped is disturbing in terms of the animals nose is cut off. The large dark area bottom left is also distracting.
Might be worth either cropping it super-tight just around the eye or moving back a bit and getting more of the animal in.
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Re: Photos for Criticism

Unread post by big5spotter » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:07 am

hey joshilewis.

I did not do anything to the pic that is how I shot it. I did not crop it.

How bout this pic then?
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Re: Photos for Criticism

Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:29 am

I prefer it, though you've chopped off its legs and ears. It might also be an idea to crop some of the background to the left out.

I think you were aiming to highlight the reflection in your earlier crop, which the original doesn't do (i.e. I understand the first crop you posted)
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Re: Photos for Criticism

Unread post by Switchback » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:43 am

Fill-in flash with a soft box over the flash would have been great for both shot big5spotter :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Lynni » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:12 pm

Hi guys, as I'm still learning everyday I would like some critique on this photo captured just outside the Malelane Gate in January 2011 (Canon EOS400D; Sigma 70-300)
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Re: Critique

Unread post by bert » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:06 pm

Ditto
Compostion is great
Rocks in the foreground are not cut off
And the "herons" fill the image and the one flying above the tree is free

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Re: Critique

Unread post by oddesy » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:25 pm

Lynni, I like it allot! :clap: :clap:

The egrets also add something extra :thumbs_up: Only thing i would have done different would be to give a little more space on the left to show where they are heading but definitely nothing wrong with the photo :thumbs_up:
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Re: Critique

Unread post by Robbie A » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:04 pm

Can't agree about the composition being good. The ellies are moving forward and need space to move in to. The open space behind the elephants is dead space. The lead elephant's face is also obscured.
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Re: Critique

Unread post by Lynni » Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:33 pm

Thank you so much for all your replies and critique, it is appreciated.
Now I want to kick myself for not thinking more about the composition...ofcourse I needed to go more to the left...urgh...but this is how I learn and that is why I love this forum :)

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Re: Critique

Unread post by Switchback » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:06 pm

I agree that with both pictures, give the ellies more space to the left as you have a lot of "dead" space on the right. What I do like in the 2'nd picture is the diagonal line the river forms - a diagonal line is always a nice thing to have part of your composition. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Photos for Criticism

Unread post by Pikkie » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:49 am

If I may can I add this to receive any comments or criticism?

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Do you need any other info?

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Re: Photos for Criticism

Unread post by RUMURUTI » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:52 am

Hi Pikkie,

Great picture! just a couple of things I can see that need correcting.
- The picture is very dark and could be due to the underexposure
- The colours are too saturated

Did you change your camera settings?
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Re: Photos for Criticism

Unread post by Pikkie » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:01 pm

Hi there;

I worked on it a little on a simple program everybody knows, Picasa.

I agree that I over saturated a bit!

If I can remember this was the only shot I could get before I could change my camera settings.
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Re: Photos for Criticism

Unread post by RUMURUTI » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:03 pm

Pikkie,
I use Picasa too and noticed that it tends to over saturate so I stopped using it.

Do you still have the original pic?
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