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Old Jul 13, 2009, 10:09 PM   #1
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Thought I'd post my first. Nothing special. An Oregon beach bird, happily browsing the menu for breakfast'

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Old Jul 13, 2009, 11:51 PM   #2
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This is a fine start, nice job!
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Old Jul 14, 2009, 4:18 AM   #3
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I lovely sharp shot, lovely use of dof and great to capture the shadow too.

So a great first photo post, nicely done.

How about trying to crop the top and bottom of the frame as this is dead space, I think it would make a lovely print in a panoramic frame?!
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Great shot & welcome.
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Old Jul 14, 2009, 9:55 AM   #5
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He/she is a Marbled Godwit on the south Bandon beach. I am learning that the way others see a photo is more important than the photographer' view of it. Thanks for the comments,
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I am learning that the way others see a photo is more important than the photographer' view of it. Thanks for the comments,
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The view that counts is the one of the audience. If you are shooting for fun then it is you and your family, then it depends where you want to take it. When shooting a wedding for example it doesn't matter what I think as long as the couple like them.

There is also a case of wanting to please/impress your peers. I like to shoot and post here to see what other photogs think....... and in honesty it depends on their skill who much I take from what they say but fortunately we have some clever people here so it is good to get feedback.
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Forgot to add that sometimes something that you are not all that happy with can be pleasing to other people so again it is worth getting their views.
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I agree with the others. Great shot and I like Marks suggestion about trimming some off the top and bottom. Welcome, I can't wait to see more.

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Love the composition of the long shadow with the bird
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Great shot all round. Composition, focus and that consistent grey background is unreal. Well done. I too agree with the crop top and bottom. All that dead space is not really necessary.
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