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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #540 on: December 07, 2012, 04:27:12 PM »
Thanks 96Brigadier for your kind praise. When I took this picture I felt there was something there but it didn't hit the spot until I produced it in B&W.

Thanks for your constructive comments Guy, funnily enough I felt the composition could be improved, and I have attached the version that's on our website as a 2X1. All our pictures are either 1X2 or 1X2.5.


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #541 on: December 07, 2012, 07:35:54 PM »
Thanks 96Brigadier for your kind praise. When I took this picture I felt there was something there but it didn't hit the spot until I produced it in B&W.

Thanks for your constructive comments Guy, funnily enough I felt the composition could be improved, and I have attached the version that's on our website as a 2X1. All our pictures are either 1X2 or 1X2.5.
I would have kept the rock on the right side. If you go to your first picture and simply crop off the bottom so the bottom of the picture starts at the tip of the reflection of the rock on the right, you automatically get one thirds to the geese and one thirds to the top of the hills.

The shot is lovely.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #542 on: December 07, 2012, 09:07:23 PM »
Yellow-crowned Night Heron visits the OC for the fine-dining locally.

Wow! Great timing! I bet that bite hurt the bird. Were you already on to the bird or did its scream alert you?

Just dumb luck that I caught the epic struggle from beginning to end, 3-4 minutes. That photo showed the turning point after the bird escaped from the crab's claws and
got enough leverage to chomp the crab into 2 pieces.  Here's the Victor with the spoils.

Wow! That is something! You must have shot a pile of photos.

I also experimented with my 60D's video.  The original HD footage is much clearer -- I had reduced resolution to upload to YouTube: 
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #543 on: December 07, 2012, 11:36:45 PM »
Thanks 96Brigadier for your kind praise. When I took this picture I felt there was something there but it didn't hit the spot until I produced it in B&W.

Thanks for your constructive comments Guy, funnily enough I felt the composition could be improved, and I have attached the version that's on our website as a 2X1. All our pictures are either 1X2 or 1X2.5.
I would have kept the rock on the right side. If you go to your first picture and simply crop off the bottom so the bottom of the picture starts at the tip of the reflection of the rock on the right, you automatically get one thirds to the geese and one thirds to the top of the hills.

The shot is lovely.


I tried your suggestion for Sporgon and got this result. Is this what you had in mind? I like it. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #544 on: December 07, 2012, 11:43:29 PM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #545 on: December 08, 2012, 03:05:28 AM »
Thanks 96Brigadier for your kind praise. When I took this picture I felt there was something there but it didn't hit the spot until I produced it in B&W.

Thanks for your constructive comments Guy, funnily enough I felt the composition could be improved, and I have attached the version that's on our website as a 2X1. All our pictures are either 1X2 or 1X2.5.

I would have kept the rock on the right side. If you go to your first picture and simply crop off the bottom so the bottom of the picture starts at the tip of the reflection of the rock on the right, you automatically get one thirds to the geese and one thirds to the top of the hills.

The shot is lovely.



I tried your suggestion for Sporgon and got this result. Is this what you had in mind? I like it. :)

Um - no. I meant for you only to cut off the bottom. You have cropped from all sides. What I meant was:


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #546 on: December 08, 2012, 05:12:17 AM »
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Yea, you're right...that one looks better. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #547 on: December 08, 2012, 05:39:08 AM »
 :)  rpt - you and I have the same eye for composition ! Your crop is how we originally produced the pic. However the rock in the foreground is oof, and my partner in Building Panoramics has a real dislike for oof foregrounds ( bearing in mind our commercial pictures are buildings ), so we settled on taking it out.

When I took this picture I was using the standard screen in the 5D with an 85mm and I didn't intend the closest rock to be oof. Since then I have the manual focus screen and it is much better for both manual focus and judging subtle depth of field. Personally I think subtle oof foreground can add depth, but maybe in this case it looks like a mistake.

For those who like more symmetrical compositions I can accommodate !  ;D

Thanks for the feedback from everyone, I joined CR because it's a forum where the members are polite and courteous, and judging by many of the pictures posted - very talented ! So I appreciate the comments.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #548 on: December 08, 2012, 06:25:19 AM »
Sporgon,

I really like that shot! Nice balanced composition.

Talking about balance...how long did that goose stand on just one leg? ;D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #549 on: December 08, 2012, 06:33:18 AM »
:)  rpt - you and I have the same eye for composition ! Your crop is how we originally produced the pic. However the rock in the foreground is oof, and my partner in Building Panoramics has a real dislike for oof foregrounds ( bearing in mind our commercial pictures are buildings ), so we settled on taking it out.

When I took this picture I was using the standard screen in the 5D with an 85mm and I didn't intend the closest rock to be oof. Since then I have the manual focus screen and it is much better for both manual focus and judging subtle depth of field. Personally I think subtle oof foreground can add depth, but maybe in this case it looks like a mistake.
:) well happy to note you like it too. I like this last picture a lot. But then I love B&W...

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Thanks for the feedback from everyone, I joined CR because it's a forum where the members are polite and courteous, and judging by many of the pictures posted - very talented ! So I appreciate the comments.
You obviously missed some of the particularly rowdy threads :).

I have learned a lot here. And yes, in general it is a nice place to be.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #550 on: December 08, 2012, 06:35:24 AM »
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Yea, you're right...that one looks better. :)
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That rock somehow anchors it.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #551 on: December 08, 2012, 11:26:16 PM »
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Other than looking like something is eating his flesh off his head, that's one crazy looking stork!  And I thought Wood Storks had weird heads!  Nice one! :o
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #552 on: December 08, 2012, 11:29:45 PM »
Sporgon,

I really like that shot! Nice balanced composition.

Talking about balance...how long did that goose stand on just one leg? ;D
Is he standing on one leg or walking on water!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #553 on: December 09, 2012, 12:04:50 AM »
Sporgon,

I really like that shot! Nice balanced composition.

Talking about balance...how long did that goose stand on just one leg? ;D
They seemed to be happy to stand on one leg for some time. Why they do this I have no idea !!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #554 on: December 09, 2012, 12:41:16 AM »
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