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Old 09-01-2009, 01:13 PM
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bald eagle in tree


seriously cropped and zoomed


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Old 09-01-2009, 06:05 PM
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Hey BMB,

Very nice series of shots.

I think you're doing very well - even if you're still learning

Just a couple of things for you to try - and see whether you like the results or not (and I'm picking on these shots because they're my favourites):

Shot 1) crop the bottom 3rd, which will put more emphasis on the boats and row of buildings.

Shot 2) Try taking the sky out completely and boosting the contrast just a little bit.

Shot 3) This is a tough call. On the one hand, a little more room around the tree and a strait horizon would be the standard response, but I like the crooked horizon in this. Perhaps just a shade lighter would help, but that's a minor thing.

Shot 6) a bit more exposure would have given you more detail in the darker feathers.

Overall, I like the contrast you're getting in these shots.

In shot 1, the contrast and saturation are great. I also like how the bank of the river leads your eye through the frame!

In shot 2, I like how the waterfall is surrounded by the trees. Gives it a feel of a hidden gem.

In shot 3, the contrast and colour are great. In this case I think the crooked horizon really works well and I love the detail you have in the water.

In shot 6, the fact that you caught 2 bald eagles is a treat in itself. I love the blue sky and how the eagles are flying in opposite directions. It's a very cool capture!

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Old 09-01-2009, 07:10 PM
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thanks so much for your input Andrew--I really appreciate it!
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:34 AM
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here is another pic. of the tree/lake


and another pic--suggestions?


and my modifications to the others--what do you think?


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Old 09-02-2009, 03:07 PM
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Great pics was disappointed wanted to see the big snoz olas Baxter Wilson.
Tried to spell out Italian way of saying big noses
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:44 PM
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Hey BMB,

I really like that second shot of the tree.

On the second shot (the heron), it's a tough call. I like the way the river sits in the frame but it's such a harsh contrasting scene. I think you did as good as could be expected with the light you were working with.

For the third shot, I personally like that framing better. I might take the crop a bit higher up so you remove the ripples on the bottom right corner, but overall, you're on the right track.

On the 4th shot, I'd personally look at getting the sky out of it completely but leave some green at the top of the frame. The green would make a natural frame around your photo of the falls. Having said that between your first posting and this, I like this one better.
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:32 PM
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just passing by before i log... sorry, no time to crit them, but i just wanna add... these are awesome bax!!! really like how you have silhouetted the trees against their background, so pretty!
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Great work! I love that tree and the lake!
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