PIED BUSH CHAT
|Copyright: NANDU PRABHU (nanduprabhu) (0)|
|Date Taken: 2012-03-10|
|Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2014-11-20 20:55|
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Welcome to TrekNature most importantly. Your debut image should have been quite spectacular... but unfortunately you didn't work enough on the lay-out. First of all the bird is too closed to the edge of the frame, there isn't enough space behind his back. Secondly, your subject is not sharp enough (focus seems soft). Thirdly, you placed silly watermarks on to unsuitable places, one even crossing the bird's body, quite destructing, while the other is also on the busy right side instead of trying to reach a complimentary subject effect at the top left corner, in the direction of the bird's sight. The sharpness problem may be solved by using the free demo of the software Neat Image (useful as a module of Photoshop also), which helps to sharpen your subject. If you fail in the nature and your composition is unbalanced, probably you can save the image (at least of this kind) with a vertical crop. At least this is a photo which worth saving in my opinion. Please have a look on the enclosed workshop image.
Have a nice time on TrekNature, enjoy it while posting your photos and commenting of others'. Please, as you agreed with it when you registered to the site, write notes to your pics. About the species, about how you made the photo - anything useful can come. Because the motto of the site is "learning from nature through photography".
Best regards from Ireland, László
Ciao Nandu, welcome on TN, great capture of lovely bird, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
PS critic of Laszlo is very useful for you