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Looking Back II

Looking Back II
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Copyright: Sion Roberts (irishprophet25) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 21 N: 280] (1118)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ35, 46 mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/3.8, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-20 10:52
Viewed: 3189
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another shot of the common gull that I got on a bridge in Bourton on the Water, another bird I have captured looking back. Hope you all enjoy.
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hello Rob
tres beau portrait
beaucoups de details un bon POV
bravo a tres bientot

Hello Sion,
Nice portret with natural colours and sharp details.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-21 7:48]
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Hello Sion,
This is a pretty good shot of a Black-headed Gull in winter plumage. The pose, and low POV are excellent and taken with fine sharpness, but here I think you could have improved the shot in two ways:
It would have been better to include the whole legs and tail. Either one has a really close portrait of only the head and neck with posiibly some of the breast or of the whole bird.
The composition would have been better with more space on the left and less on the right as the gull is facing left.
I hope this helps!
With best wishes,

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-11-21 22:19]
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Hi Sion

I think whatever I possibly could have said or suggested was already done by the
wise man of the site. Ivan gave you some very valuable pointers which you can do
good with if you try and apply it in future efforts. That what we can see of the bird is
fine, but it is those bits and pieces that we can not see which could make a great
difference for you shot. The more one learns about photography and nature the
more these aspects will become second nature whenever you point your camera at
some animal or scenery.

Please allow me to make another suggestion. There are many different software
packages for photographic post processing and I don't want to run down any by
name, but see if you can lay your hands on the Adobe PhotoShop CS (any version
from 2 upward), learn to utilise it properly, and I can promise you, you will never
again look back.

Good effort young man and TFS.

PS. Thanks for your visit and kind comments to my flying Impalas.

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