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Old Sunday 22nd November 2009, 09:59   #1
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I've only had my DSLR for about 12 months, so am still very much at the learning stage, and I haven't even started on proper post processing yet!!

This is one of my favourite shots I've taken in the last 12 months, taken on Inner Farne in July. The only thing I've done is resized it for posting, no other adjustments have been made.

As always C&C and improvement suggestions welcomed.

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Old Sunday 22nd November 2009, 15:23   #2
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I'm not a critiquer, just wanted to let you know that I like the shot. He's looking into the frame not out, good colors and the fish in the mouth all make for a good photo.
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Old Sunday 22nd November 2009, 15:53   #3
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In my opinion it's a superb photo. Well framed, and nice and sharp.
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Old Monday 23rd November 2009, 17:20   #4
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Very nice pic Richard although I would prefer it a bit darker ?
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Old Monday 23rd November 2009, 17:32   #5
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I lime the photograph, perhaps a little darker is only suggestion I'd make and that's to my eye.

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Old Monday 23rd November 2009, 19:06   #6
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looks good to me boy, and I'm on the same learning curve as you,only mine seem to be going a long way round.lol,..
anyway, good shot m8.....
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The one thing I'm going to suggest is whenever it's possible you should strive to get down to the same level as the bird, this shot could really have benefitted from being taken at ground level. Other than that it is an excellent photo.
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Old Wednesday 25th November 2009, 11:40   #8
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Thanks for the comments, all. It appears I seem to be doing something right with my photography!!

Stupid question time, what would be the best way to darken the shot? At the moment I only have Paint Shop Pro on my PC at home, but will hopefully have a copy of Photoshop Elements fairly soon.

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I am learning PS myself and am no expert. The alterations I made took just a few seconds so someone who knows what they are doing and has a bit of time could do better. All I have done was...

1. remove the leg 'ring' using the clone tool
2. brighten the eye using the 'dodge' tool
3. gave it a bit more contrast.

I am not suggesting it is better than the original.....just showing whht can be done by 'easily/simply' with PS.
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I like the shot a lot!

And I didn't know that you could lighten up the eye with the Dodge tool - cool, thanks :)!
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