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Just a Misunderstanding

Just a Misunderstanding
Photo Information
Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Dedications to Hormon [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-12-23 9:01
Viewed: 3865
Points: 3
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I dedicate this to those who know best...

Turdus philomelos

Chats and thrushes (Turdidae)

A familiar and popular garden bird whose numbers are declining seriously, It likes to eat snails which it breaks into by smashing them against a stone with a flick of the head in summer,rotting apples are a winter delicacy worth squabbling over!

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To Hormon_Manyer: Workshopwilliewhistler 1 12-23 12:00
To Hormon_Manyer: Composition.williewhistler 1 12-23 11:38
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Hi Les,
interesting view.
Colours and sharpness are good.
Thank You for sharing.

Hi Les,

Even addressed to me, I find this post very humorous. And what counts the most: much, much better than your yesterday upload. Sharpness on the female specimen on left is excellent, and the blurred guy at the right, just about to attack show dynamism. There's idea and conception behind the whole photo and post. These are the good aspects.

My ideas about how to improve this photo:
1. Quite unfortunately you cut a lot of the bird on the right, which resulted an unbalanced composition, at least with this crop. The composition may be also good if not the whole animal is included, probably in this case - in my opinion - if the attacking bird comes directly from the top right corner, with a bit tighter crop.
2. The out of focus foreground is a bit too much.
3. The also oof fruits in the right bottom corner are too big compared to the whole image.
4. Canvas is too thick and complicated.

Please have a look on the enclosed workshop image.

Probably you see now I'm not against you personally (why should I?). I'm only against bad photos! This one is 10 grades better than its predecessor, though not perfect yet either. But this time there's a conception behind it and some of the technical aspects are quite OK. Thanks for sharing.

Merry Christmas to you & your loved ones, best regards, László

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