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Old Jan 25, 2012, 2:56 PM   #11
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 10:32 AM   #12
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What is at the bottom of the strand of wire? Instead of cropping it out would including it maybe add more interest to the shot? Then again being as shiny as it is you may be able to see yourself in it. All that being said, it's a great shot. I like Istvan84's pp.

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Old Jan 26, 2012, 1:03 PM   #13
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What is at the bottom of the strand of wire? Instead of cropping it out would including it maybe add more interest to the shot? Then again being as shiny as it is you may be able to see yourself in it. All that being said, it's a great shot. I like Istvan84's pp.

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The wire is suspending bird feeder. That shiny object is the little lock found on the roof of the feeder.
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Old Jan 27, 2012, 4:40 PM   #14
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Its a great sharp image but i feel the composition is lacking.
The bird almost has its back to the camera and you can see little of its face.

The steel cable also does not help the composition. I dont generally like feeders, fences or anything un natural in bird pics. Garden birds are pretty easy to attract, and so its easy to get images of them sitting on bird houses, feeders etc, but difficult to get natural looking shots, which is where the real beautiful shots are.

Again, sorry if thats harsh, but this is the critique forum and im just being honest. Technically the photo is almost bang on but agree it could be a little brighter and the eye could do with a small amount of sharpening.
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Its a great sharp image but i feel the composition is lacking.
The bird almost has its back to the camera and you can see little of its face.

The steel cable also does not help the composition. I dont generally like feeders, fences or anything un natural in bird pics. Garden birds are pretty easy to attract, and so its easy to get images of them sitting on bird houses, feeders etc, but difficult to get natural looking shots, which is where the real beautiful shots are.

Again, sorry if thats harsh, but this is the critique forum and im just being honest. Technically the photo is almost bang on but agree it could be a little brighter and the eye could do with a small amount of sharpening.
Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to comment. And, while I do agree with some of what observations you have made. My personal viewpoint is that
while the positioning of the goldfinch is not ideal there is enough of his profile beak and eye exposed to the viewer that you get a rather clear picture. That and the light reflecting off the feathers around his face, to me, add clarity.

It's also true that feeders, wires, etc. don't add any value to a shot under consideration for entry into Nat'l Geographic- but, I've never tried to suggest that. I'm, simply asking how to improve it. And, to that end you as many other forum members have, taken the time to give me your suggestions- for that I'm grateful.

Also, your comments aren't considered by me to be harsh.

By the way, on occasion, I do get fortunate enough to capture an image of a backyard bird in a somewhat more natural setting:


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Old Jan 28, 2012, 11:56 AM   #16
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Thats a lovely shot zig-123!
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Thats a lovely shot zig-123!
Hi Istvan,

Thank you.

Your kind words are much appreciated.
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 5:10 PM   #18
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@Zig-123: That second image you posted is perfection! Awesome work!
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 5:32 AM   #19
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@Zig-123: That second image you posted is perfection! Awesome work!
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much appreciate the kind comment.
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Old Feb 4, 2012, 8:28 PM   #20
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Nice clean clear shot. I do like the closer crop edit and the colours to punch a bit more
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