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Turkey
Title: Western Marsh Harrier
Western Marsh Harrier (4)
yavuzonaran Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 0] (119)


 

Nephrotome2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538) [2016-12-11 23:57]
I find the halo disturbing. Whatever the original shot was it can only be better than this. I advise a repost as this bird is worth it.

Germany
Title: Wompoo fruit doveSony DSC-HX400V
Wompoo fruit dove (11)
Biswarup Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 0 N: 844] (7919)


 

Nephrotome2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538) [2016-01-29 10:37]
The halo around the bird is wasting a pic which is looking as it was fine before the post processing. This deserves a rearrangement and repost TMHO.

Canada
Title: Wapiti
Wapiti (14)
lovenature Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)


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Nephrotome2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538) [2016-01-29 10:05]
Hi Janice,
Peter is right about the disturbing blue cast. Your pic deserves a beter presentation. The workshop of Peter might not be fully convaincing but keep in mind there is no way getting good results working starting from a small size jpg pic. You should have good results trying from the original.

Romania
Title: EURASIAN SPARROWHAWK
EURASIAN SPARROWHAWK (8)
marius-secan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5411] (29584)


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Nephrotome2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538) [2016-01-29 9:53]
Beautiful specimen nicely captured. WOW!

Presentation too centered though (even slightly uncentered to the wrong side). Google for photography rules of the two thirds.
Also a bit of overuse of noise removal.

India
Title: Himalayan MonalNikon D7100
Himalayan Monal (8)
Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)


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Nephrotome2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538) [2016-01-29 9:47]
Wow! Love it.

Spain
Title: Red deerSony Alpha DSLR A450
Red deer (10)
heimann2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)


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Nephrotome2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538) [2014-12-01 13:48]
Hi Pierre,
Brilliant capture. Striking pose. Clear details. And lovely natural environment.
2 nits if I may:
- Composition is too centered. I would move the deer more to the left.
- strong vignetage. Most post processing pieces of software allows to correct this easily.
Best regards,
Jean-Marie

Israel
Title: Eumenes mediterraneus pt.4Nikon D610
Eumenes mediterraneus pt.4 (14)
Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)


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Nephrotome2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538) [2014-10-13 10:07] [+]
Hi Ishi,
I first thought you put that one by mistake on treknature.com instead of on trekncooking.com. Very puzzling shot till the moment you read the note. Perfectly presented. Above all the sets of soft tones is beautiful.
TFS
JM

Tanzania
Title: Pied KingfisherCanon 60D
Pied Kingfisher (12)
kobala Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 27 W: 0 N: 61] (368)


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Nephrotome2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538) [2014-08-11 11:06] [+]
Hi Bala,
Nice capture, but the white halo all around the bird and bars is disturbing. I guess something went wrong during post processing. Do you still have the original? This bird deserves a repost as it is further an excellent capture with crisp clear details.
Best regards
JM

Poland
Title: Hooded crowNikon D90
Hooded crow (6)
mroweczka (315)


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Nephrotome2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538) [2014-05-17 1:36]
Hi Wojciech,
Brilliant shot. I had a quick look at your whole series of shot. I'm impressed how you get close to all those wild animals with nice timing and pose. Nevertheless your great work deserves better care about the composition. Mostly your shots are not composed at all (sorry to say so). They are just centered. Which is a pity. This actual shot (the crow) is the only one which is composed. Google for "photography rule of thirds" and you find many sites with usefull tips. I honestly believe this will boost the quality of your shots as your work on the field really deserves that.
Best regards,
JM

Poland
Title: Greater mouse-eared bat
Greater mouse-eared bat (4)
mroweczka (315)


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Nephrotome2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538) [2014-05-17 1:21]
Hi Wojciech,

Ha ha. It took me some time to get what I was seeing. (When you have not realize yet it is a view from below you keep wondering why they are agglutinated in a strange frozen pose on the ground and what are the oranges balls). OK. View from below. As for the color of the drops I guess it comes from being idle unwashed mammals for a couple of months.
Small nits, if I may: focus a little too much in front, depth of field a little too shallow, composition too centered.
Nice shot. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
JM

Jordan
Title: Iris regis-uzziaeNikon D600
Iris regis-uzziae (6)
fragman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3030 W: 11 N: 2351] (43776)


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Nephrotome2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538) [2014-02-22 3:25] [+]
Hi Ori,

You added the background, didn't you?
- the reported shade on wall from the flash was not cropped out for the lower right leave.
- the image cutting is further OK but when pasting above the background the edges remain too sharp.
- The DOF is impossible: all in focus on the subject, while with the same blur for the background with no account of the distance.
- light direction on the subject and in the background doesn't fit.
- different ISO on the subject and on the background.
- normally for good composition you let see just a little bit of ground where the flower originates instead of cropping just above it. If opting to switch background you can't do that, and it results in a big minus for the composition.

Please do not take any offence for my critique. TN was meant for learning in first and for writing to each other usefull critiques. It's a pity in my opinion that most of users never do. I enjoy myself receiving usefull tips. I further enjoy your work. You do have a nice large set of brilliant pics posted on TN.

Best regards
Thanks for sharing
Jean-Marie.

Portugal
Title: (Falco tinnunculus)CANON 1D Mark III
(Falco tinnunculus) (24)
josediogo1958 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)


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Nephrotome2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538) [2014-02-09 8:40] - [workshop] [compare]
Hi Jose,
Brilliant capture. It would have deserved some effort on the composition. The way it is, it's too close from the top with a lot of irrelevant space both right and left. Suggestions:
- vertical framing
- apply "photography rule of thirds" = place the bird on the left third with some space in front of his face and few in his back.
- allow workshop posting on your profile so that we can better explain what we mean.
Best regards
Jean-Marie

Argentina
Title: Athene cunicularia
Athene cunicularia (34)
nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)


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Nephrotome2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538) [2014-02-06 14:46] [+]
Hi Hernan,
Most prey birds are most likely to fly away. I wonder if that one might be protecting chicks or a prey. Or maybe is was wounded? Or are the Athene cunicularia specially fearless?
Striking pose. Thanks for sharing. Best regards,
Jean-Marie

Brazil
Title: Hit !Nikon D90
Hit ! (46)
PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)


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Nephrotome2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538) [2014-02-05 9:45]
Hi Peter,
Stunning capture indeed.
The pp work is disturbing thought. We can just follow the path the Photoshop tools went to. Especially the waves are sharp behind the splashing and blur everywhere else. Also there is a little overuse of sharpening and hue enhancement on the hawk. Maybe you will choose to consider a repost as the original capture is so great it would really deserve some more care in the pp process.
But you still deserve a big fat smiley for that one!
Best regards,

Turkey
Title: Lacerta trilineataCanon 40 D
Lacerta trilineata (8)
tabiatdostu Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 32] (1644)


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Nephrotome2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538) [2014-01-15 9:39]
Hi Fikret,
The lizzard itself is beautiful. The halo around him is disturbing, though. I guess something went wrong in the pp work. This pic has a lot of potential. It would be worth going back to the original and process it differently.
Best regards
JM

United States
Title: Tern BlessingCanon Rebel T2
Tern Blessing (24)
drchoneydew Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 38 N: 475] (3501)


 

Nephrotome2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538) [2013-12-24 2:42] [+]
Hi Brenda,
I would advise to post the original pic instead, as the white halo around the bird is disturbing.
Best regards,
Jean-Marie

Portugal
Title: (Falco tinnunculus)& (Milvus migrans)CANON 1D Mark III
(Falco tinnunculus)& (Milvus migrans) (12)
josediogo1958 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)


 

Nephrotome2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538) [2013-12-16 13:58]
I'm quite sure the big one is a buzzard, thought. Not a kite.

Poland
Title: Close encounters 2Sony A700
Close encounters 2 (6)
darik47 Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 26] (815)


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Nephrotome2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538) [2013-11-22 8:15]
Brilliant!
Very sharp details on a animal that is shy and doesn't appear much by daylight.
I love the soft tones in this shot. The colors of the background are close to the ones of the fox, which is a plus.
I might have re-worked the composition, as it is very centered. Also a lot of irrelevant space on both sides.
TFS

Indonesia
Title: Moulting Lynx Spider
Moulting Lynx Spider (14)
Septle2 (175)


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Nephrotome2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538) [2013-11-22 8:11]
Brilliant!
The only small nit is the 90 degree rotation.

TFS
JM

India
Title: Daringly close....Nikon SLR D5100
Daringly close.... (6)
biplab59 (192)


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Nephrotome2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538) [2013-11-01 9:39]
Hello Biplab,
I do not normally critique photographs that I do not consider quite worthy of a full two points. However, sometimes an exception is in order and I feel a few words of constructive criticism may be useful here (oh ja. You heard that before). This bird in front is out of focus, while the buffalo behind is in focus. It is beter to set the focus to the subject in front. Or ... to increase the depth of field so that the two are in focus.
Jean-Marie