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What's You Lookin At?

What's You Lookin At?
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Copyright: Michael Hastriter (devildoc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 57 N: 186] (2851)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S NIKKOR 18-200mm 1:3.5 5.6 GII ED, Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-03-28 22:18
Viewed: 2302
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Anyone for another Raven? They have such character.
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LOVE IT..never get enough of Ravens! Gorgeous capture, ruffled feathers, sharp eye..i think he likes you :0)

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-03-29 4:25]

Hello Michael,
Very vivid and interesting shot of this magnificent Raven. Love the vertical framing and the fine colored background. Especially interesting is the expression of the bird. I think, if you used some Neat-program, it flattened a little bit the shot.
Kind regards

Hi Michael,
This is a lovely shot of this Raven.. I love them.. Here he seems like he's posing for you. Good details close up..
I do think it is a little bright and perhaps a little adjustment will look good too. Please find a workshop for this pic of my POV. hope you like it. TFS.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-03-29 10:19]

Hi Michael,
Nice portrait of a beautiful raven. Nice colours with good details.
Perfect the eye's contact.
Regards Jiri.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-03-29 18:39]

Hello Mike,
All black subjects, like all white ones, are hard to get correct exposure and still keep detail. Judging from the very bright boulder that this fellow is standing on, I would guess that the lighting must have been pretty harsh for this particular shot. Therefore you managed pretty well with the exposure you obtained.
I like the low POV and also his pose, as it gives us a great look at him. I also like the good eye contact you managed to capture. Like many Ravens, he has a cute almost mischievous look on his face. The vertical framing fits great for this shot.
I do agree with Anne though, as it looks like the detail in his feathers have a flat look to them. This usually happens if you filter out too much noise in an image. I also like Pearl's WS as it gives a little more depth.

Hello Michael
Impressive photo with very good composition, nice soft lighting and good sharpness

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2012-03-30 2:05]

Hi Michael,
Shooting a black contrast is a bit difficult cause this fools the meter so here I found that you managed this well as I see Exposure: f/7.1, and shutter 1/125 seconds, it is nice combination for DOF, TFS.

Hi Michael,
Perfect portrait of this elegant Raven,good focus and fine details.

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