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aliengrove

Link Posted 26/07/2011 - 14:44
Great shot, lovely composition, and I love the colours on the bird. It could perhpas do with the exposure being reduced a touch, and the riverbank darkened a bit, but that may be my monitor. It's an excellent shot. What's the bird's name in laymans terms?
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iltexano

Link Posted 26/07/2011 - 15:11
thanks!Photoshop says you're right, but i prefer it this way.

it should be a bee-eater!

ChrisR

Link Posted 26/07/2011 - 16:31
Maybe a slight crop across the top, to remove some of the bright bank.

Great shot though, much better than I could ever achieve.

Take care.

Chris R.
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iltexano

Link Posted 26/07/2011 - 16:41
thanks chris!

Smeggypants

Link Posted 26/07/2011 - 17:27
aliengrove wrote:
Great shot, lovely composition, and I love the colours on the bird. It could perhpas do with the exposure being reduced a touch, and the riverbank darkened a bit, but that may be my monitor. It's an excellent shot.

I would have reduced the exposure of the background but not the bird. Give it some seperation

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What's the bird's name in laymans terms?

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Link Posted 26/07/2011 - 19:46
a bird on a rock? why?
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johnriley

Link Posted 26/07/2011 - 20:12
The composition is about right for me, the only thing missing is a glint in the eye. This sort of photography is not easy and you've done very well to produce an image as good as this.

I'm slowly getting into wildlife photography and it is very challenging. Knowing the names of all the creatures is another problem....
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iltexano

Link Posted 26/07/2011 - 20:59
Thanks to all!

This bird use to make is nest in holes in a rock. There for a long period it grows up its children with its wife. They hunt little insects all day long for their children until they are big enough to fly!

iltexano

Link Posted 26/07/2011 - 21:04
John you'll love wildlife photography! Try to feel the nature inside you, have a walk on a top of a mountain just for the pleasure to be alone with the wind and the sun. I'm sure you won't be disappointed!

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 26/07/2011 - 22:34
The exposure is quite hard on the eyes, but that does convey the sense of heat and light quite effectively. I like the way the red rim of his eye is picked out.
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iltexano

Link Posted 27/07/2011 - 07:49
yes, the light was quite hard. this shot has been taken at noon or later.

thanks
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