Friendly little chap


Cayman

Link Posted 13/08/2010 - 19:05
Spotted this in Banff last year - friendly little chap isn't he?

C&C welcome


terje-l

Link Posted 13/08/2010 - 19:28
Nice capture, Cayman. I like the pose. Good focus and exposure. However, I feel that the surroundings are a little distracting.

Btw, you should have entered this in the Your Photos section.
Best regards
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Cayman

Link Posted 13/08/2010 - 22:30
Thanks Terry for your comments. I thought the surroundings added to the composition. However, I did take a couple of close up shots too. He was very willing to pose!





WobblyGoblin

Link Posted 14/08/2010 - 08:42
I prefer the third one but then I always like close up animal portraits. I think his pose (turning his head) makes for a bit of added interest. To me this one is excellent. Did you have to wait long for him to pull this pose?

I quite like the first one as the background and colours give a nice context but I can also see it being a bit distracting.
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Algernon

Link Posted 14/08/2010 - 09:14
I like all of them, but the first one best because of the mixture of colours and the texture in the rocks.... very nice setting.
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BigJacko

Link Posted 14/08/2010 - 13:38
Excellent shots, all three. Hard to pick a favourite. Compositionally, the second one has it - nicely defocussed background, good foreground interest and contrasts in colours of the flower and stone, and a good pose.

However, I think the third one is my preferred choice - for the same reason that WobblyGoblin stated - the turnaround, over-the-shoulder pose makes it very much more interesting than a 'normal' shot (if there is such a thing).

And is it just me, or are other people hearing the incessant words "Alan, Alan, Alan, ALAN? Oh... it's not Alan.... Steve, Steve, STEVE!" as they look at these? That d**ned TV program has ruined wildlife shots for me now!
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thoughton

Link Posted 14/08/2010 - 23:13
Very cute little chap. I like both the close ups. The background in 1 is quite pleasant if a little busy. Perhaps crop a bit (the empty right side in particular) but keep some of the wildflowers and tress in the background. Perhaps 1/3 off the right, and 10% each from top and bottom.
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bforbes

Link Posted 16/08/2010 - 22:24
I was in Banff last year but got nothing as sharp as this.
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lidy

Link Posted 16/08/2010 - 23:56
Oooooohw, what a lovely cutey. I must say I think the background is a bit distracting in #1 (cropping might solve that though), but 2 (in particular) and 3 are excellent!
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