To Hormon_Manyer: Not A Good Workshop 😒Hotelcalifornia::2018-02-20 2:05
πŸ‘‹ Hello Laszlo,
Thank you very much for your critique ☺ where you wanted to present the Goliath Heron in different perspective. I'm glad πŸ•Ίthat you like my chosen vertical frame.

But picture neither "too bright" nor "lacking contrast". To me this is the perfect crop because here I wanted to show the bird in its natural habitat;it's not a PORTRAIT of Goliath Heron. So I intentionally gave bit space in front of the bird because its body is facing that side;more over Morning light on marshland looks nice to me. 'Rule of third' is only a Rule;when you will understand this then you will try to get rid of it to make a different PHOTOGRAPH. RULE OF THIRD DOESN'T WORK ALL TIME.

Now about your WORKSHOP ☺

Cropping tightly, you destroyed 😒 the essence of nature here. Even cropped upper portion makes this bird in cage 😒. I'm not ready to follow this Rule Of Third here to keep the bird in cage;even not giving much BREATHING SPACE 😲.
Too much contrast in your Workshop picture and it doesn't look natural to me. Its slate gray back and upper wing look BLUISH 😒 and due to heavy contrast you wiped out details even on its back and lower feathers. Chestnut feathers look 😌 reddish. It doesn't look like same as my Goliath Heron 😒.

Thanks again for your try ☺ but I'll go with my own picture this time πŸ•Ί
Have a nice week ☺
Regards,
Srikumar
South Africa
Title: Goliath HeronNikon D5200
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