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Old Apr 3, 2010, 10:20 AM   #1
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Default Which Crop Works Best - Hawk With Snake

The vertical displays the entire snake, the horizontal emphasizes the Hawk.

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Old Apr 3, 2010, 10:46 AM   #2
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How does it look uncropped?

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Old Apr 3, 2010, 12:30 PM   #3
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How does it look uncropped?

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I added FF photo.

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Ed, I like #1 the best. JMO.
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I like #1, too. #2 doesn't stress enough to look for the snake. Plus, it's cut off. So, #1 it is.

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Hiya, say, I don't want to make a ton of words, so I took your last picture and made my perspective (crop). For me, I would want to give the hawk room on the left for flying, though I realize your first two pictures have a tighter crop... This is just my perspective... but I sure like the picture... very interesting... Thanks! Ned
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Hi Ed,

Without seeing the uncropped shot, I would have chosen the vertical, but here's what I would have done with the original. This is obviously very subjective, and only reflects my personal taste. . .

I am a firm believer in "rule of thirds" composition, and rarely stray much. I also pretty much stick to the "rule" that says that one shouldn't have their subject looking out from the frame. . . so applying these, I got the attached crop. Pulling back brought more of the background into the frame, so the shot became busier so I isolated the bird/snake with some selective sharpening, and blurred the background with some gaussian blur. Again, totally subjectively, I brought the contrast and saturation down a little, as that's my general preference.

The edits of a downsized jpeg, of course do not do justice to this fine capture! Very nice work!

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I like the first crop best, but would have added more room on the left ahead of the bird - applying the Rule of Thirds will get the bird off center - I don't think it is too tight on the other three sides, though.

Nice catch, too.

edit: while I was musing over this post, I see that Scott had the same thought.
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I don't know if it's three souls and one mind, but my thought was exactly the same as Scott's and Penolta's.

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[QUOTE=penolta;1074556] - applying the Rule of Thirds will get the bird off center - I don't think it is too tight on the other three sides, though.

Several of you agree on using the rule of thirds. There is another rule often cited with small subjects, "FILL THE FRAME", and I am not sure how to combine the two ideas. It would have been easier here if there was no snake. My final thoughts were to have more space in front and above the Hawk then behind, since the flight path is up to the nest I have the bird flying toward the upper left corner of the frame.

Thank you to all for your input, my final compromise is attached.

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