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Photo Information
Copyright: Reina Heuven (reina) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-28
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-06-08 12:34
Viewed: 3731
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another bird shot taken in South Africa, cropped the picture and used Nikon Capture for the finishing touch.
Hope you can appreciate the result, not sure about the crop but trying to improve.


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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-08 12:57]

Beautiful bird portrait. Very clean and simple. Excellent background. I think the composition is perfect. Outstanding details and colors. Great pose of bird and perfect glint of light in eye.

Hi Reina,
A very beautiful bird and nice capture. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-08 13:27]
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Hello Reina,
Wonderful capture of this beautiful bird.Exposure is spot on,details are crisp clear.POV,BG,colors and framing are also exclelent.

Hi Reina,
This is such a pretty bird. From its bill, it seems to be some kind of a finch. It would be nice to know its ID... Conventional bird photography wisdom says you shouldn't put the bird in the centre of the frame - I've done a small workshop cropping it a bit more - I hope you don't mind :)
Cheers, Uma

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-06-08 13:29]

Hi Reina
Veery nice portrait , sharp details and nice colors.I like the catchlight in the eye and I also like the POV.
TFS Michel

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-06-08 13:49]

Hello Reina,
Simple and clean photo of this Common Waxbill.
The photo is sharp with a good composition and lovely BG. Colours and POV are O.K.

Hi Reina,
you have captured a very nice bird.
I think the crop is ok, the WS is to tight above.
Nice colours, good POV and DOF but IMOthe picture is slightly soft.
Well done.

Well without red:-) it would be just another shot..oh of course the background is perfect as is the perch again. But the red certainly catches the attention.
Pacific NW Wilderness

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2007-06-08 14:34]

Beautiful bird, beautiful photo, excellent,

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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2007-06-08 14:46]

Hello Reina,
Superb portrait! Beautiful bird, great colours, POV, sharpness.

Excellent colours and great composition, the bird very beautiful, I think closing aperture will help you to get a little bit more DOF, and I think that you need this in this picture

Hi Reina, splendid bird in great pose with excellent sharpness, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

Really very beautiful bird image Reina.
The light, catchlight in the eye of the bird, soft BG color tones and the colors are most wonderful.
Composition with the diagonall line of small branch, sharpness and exposure are perfect.
Excellent work. Thanks for sharing.
Warm regards and have a great weekend, Harry

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-06-09 9:54]

Hola Reina. Bella imagen. Exelente nitidez y gran colorido. Me agrada su fina pose. Luis52.

Hoi Reina,
Wat mooi!!
Prachtplaat geworden, goed gedetaileerd en je hebt een mooie, rustige achtergrond gemaakt. Prachtig zoals de "rooie bek" de foto uit spat.
Ik ben benieuwd of je nog meer in petto hebt van je Afrika reis.
Groetjes, Ruud

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-06-09 16:01]
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Hi Reina

What a lovely capture of this Common waxbill - Estrilda astrild. The details are razor sharp and the colours are stunning. You handled the exposure very well and even managed to catch a little highlight in the eye. Personally I would have cropped a little more from the bottom and a bit on the right hand side, but that is a matter of taste. IMHO the workshop was cropped too much on the sides and at the top. I just love the positive eye contact.

Anyway, well done and TFS.

Hi Reina,

Lovely diagonal composition. Focus is a little soft on the face, beak is OOF, wonderful detail on the feathers and feet, excellent BG and sat.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-09 23:29]

Hello Reina

Excellent POV and DOF.The focus and details are razor sharp.Very good eye contact.Your OOF BG is fantastic.TFS


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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-06-10 7:25]

Ohh, this is just beautiful. I love that calm BG that enhances the bird so well. Fine colours and a nice composition. What lens did you use?

Regards/Bengt Falke

Hmm out of happy green faces, I will give you one tomorrow...
Back with a happy green face!

Hi Reina,
The composition and cropping look very good to me. Nice soft light and a spot on exposure. The colors and detail in this little beauty look great. Nice isolation with ther OOF backround.


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  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2007-06-25 13:34]

This is a very good post, lovely crop for me and great colours, well done

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-08-12 19:51]

Hello Reina ! What a great bird ! Very good light, great background and good pose of the bird. Maybe a bit soft on the eye but...it's a good one ! Thanks,


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