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Old Mar 12, 2010, 8:11 PM   #1
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Well, for me anyway. without making any comment as per my own preference, I'd like to know which one you prefer?

Taken in the late afternoon with the sun behind them, I thought it might make a nice silhouette shot.

#1. as shot.



#2. lots of lens flare added.



or a little less flare?

Thanks for any critique or suggestions.
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I prefer #1, without the flare. Since there's very little detail in the birds' bodies, I wonder if you could increase the contrast a bit, let the bodies go completely dark, and see if that would incresae the "highlighting" effect of the backlight illuminating the edges of the feathers.
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I prefer the first image, too. Cute.

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Hi GW! First of all, I like the first photo... I like it quite a lot. I played around with it on my computer, doing some cropping... my only constructive advice would be to centre on the two birds... This is just a personal perspective... but what I see looks nice. Thanks for sharing these photos!
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I agree #1, the reflection seems to distract from the subjects
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Lens flare makes it interesting, but perhaps distracting too. Personal taste, prefer #1...
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Old Mar 13, 2010, 10:07 PM   #7
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Well, OK. I'm getting it, the lens flare isn't working here.
I tried both suggestions from Ted and Eetu. I'm not certain this photo is really working no matter what I do to it so, I think I'll just forget this one.
Thank you for all the feedback.


this is the last edit.
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Hiya, Goldwinger! Oi, your "first" photo is absolutely splendid, mate. The photo above is in the ballpark of what I had mentioned. I am taking the liberty of sending you my idea of how I would crop... please see this "cropping" as kind suggestion of an idea. I don't want to be rude in slapping my own renderings on a screen... it is just an idea to what I think is a beautiful picture... it is just worth pressing on and on! Well done, Goldwinger. Keep up the find pictures... I getting a SNOW... I need these beautiful pictures of yours. Ned See below..
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Thank you Ned, I like your crop better. no need to apologize about doing anything with my posted photos, you have my permission to make any corrections or adjustment you feel will improve them.
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Thank you Ned, I like your crop better. no need to apologize about doing anything with my posted photos, you have my permission to make any corrections or adjustment you feel will improve them.

Thanks, I'll try not to be apologetic and be more trusting that such a forum as this is basically people like photography and like learning from one another... I sure do.

Your picture of the two birds with the lighting, the way they situated with each other... the colour... to me your photo is spot on and I enjoyed it a lot.
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