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Old Oct 13, 2009, 8:11 PM   #1
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Last picture - heading home. Starting to be a bit chilly. Barking dogs
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I'll bite the bullet and give you a critique.

When I am unable to get close enough to a target to make it a "wildlife image," I approach the subject from the point of view of a landscape. I call such images "Birdscapes."

These are not bad photography, but they are certainly not "good" photographs; being neither birdscapes OR wildlife images.

No detail on the ducks, and yet no proper view of the ducks in the landscape.

Well done, but no cigar, neither here nor there.

My other criticism, is that seeing one is seeing them all.

Technically there's nothing wrong with them - But they really don't reach into me, and make me think.

Keep shooting, and I hope I haven't offended you. My remarks are of course, just my opinion, and my taste. And let me add, that I NEVER comment on pictures which I regard as garbage.

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I'll bite the bullet and give you a critique.

When I am unable to get close enough to a target to make it a "wildlife image," I approach the subject from the point of view of a landscape. I call such images "Birdscapes."

These are not bad photography, but they are certainly not "good" photographs; being neither birdscapes OR wildlife images.

No detail on the ducks, and yet no proper view of the ducks in the landscape.

Well done, but no cigar, neither here nor there.

My other criticism, is that seeing one is seeing them all.

Technically there's nothing wrong with them - But they really don't reach into me, and make me think.

Keep shooting, and I hope I haven't offended you. My remarks are of course, just my opinion, and my taste. And let me add, that I NEVER comment on pictures which I regard as garbage.

Dave

Dave,

You have a great potential of improving your mind and loosen from the conventional views on wildlife. I have been a keen ornithologist since I was 10 years of age.

If I want feather detail I can visit the Museum of Natural History, just around the corner where I live

I've spent hours, weeks, months studying birds

Thank you for viewing and the comment. This is nothing I will discuss further. You may want to do a search for the word "Adagio"

Cheers

Torgny

BTW, Dave, I don't have the equipment to "shoot" birds, I prefer "making pictures" with what I've got. These are wild mallards, as in the little Adagio series. Thanks, Dave, for your engagement and showing interest
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