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  • Northern Mockingbird

    Taken at Adjuntas Puerto Rico, Canon 7D, Bigmos, Manfrotto monopod.

    Camera Maker: Canon
    Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
    Lens: 150-500mm
    Image Date: 2012-11-24 12:37:48 +0000
    Focal Length: 500mm
    Aperture: f/10.0
    Exposure Time: 0.0016 s (1/640)
    ISO equiv: 1600
    Exposure Bias: none
    Metering Mode: Matrix
    Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
    White Balance: Manual
    Flash Fired: No (enforced)
    Orientation: Normal
    Color Space: sRGB
    GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
    Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows

    Hope that helps.
    Last edited by PhantomMedic; 11-30-2012, 05:23 PM.
    You're a great friend, but if Zombies chase us, I am tripping you.

  • #2
    You may want to read the rules/guidelines for posting in the critique section. We do ask for a bit more information to help out! Thanks for checking them out and editing your post!



    • #3
      Nice perch and background. I'll offer a few suggested changes...
      Number one is to eliminate the halo that is showing behind the head. Use a small brush and clone in the background. Next I would change the crop a little and add a tad bit to the top, just enough space to be about half of the bottom. I would also remove the leaf tip that is at the bottom left, as I find it distracting. Hard for me to judge on my iPad, but I feel another round of sharpening is needed on the bird itself, especially the head area.
      I'd also suggest trying your lens at f/8 instead of f/10, most shooters I know that use that lens all have found the sharpest images to be at f/8. For the year I used the same lens on Nikon cameras that was the sweet spot for me also.
      Keep shooting, birds can be tough subjects but are fun to chase.
      Thanks, Fred
      Only one photo away from perfect, keep shooting.


      • #4
        halo, etc

        The halo around the head is distracting.
        I would like to see some highlights in the bird's left eye.
        I find the background a bit to bright, and would prefer if the background highlights were taken down a bit.

        In my opinion, the image could use to be cropped a bit on the left side...eliminating the leftmost out of focus aloe leaf...this would also put the birds head into the 1/3rd region.

        The detail of the bird is excellent. Overall composition is good.


        • #5
          What do you want help with? We do ask that ask something specific. Composition? Lighting? Anything?