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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:06 PM

Hi folks any chance of another critique of this photo

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:09 PM

A very nice photo :) To me, the Jay is beautifully sharp and clear, the colours look natural and realistic and the background is nicely blurred.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:19 PM

View Postdavidm61, on 08 March 2013 - 12:09 PM, said:

A very nice photo :)/> To me, the Jay is beautifully sharp and clear, the colours look natural and realistic and the background is nicely blurred.


Thank you David

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:15 AM

Nice picture . Good composition, colour and sharpness plus something of interest with the nuts in the beak. My only issue would be the twig that appears to be coming out of the Jays neck. Have you tried removing it? It does draw the eye a bit.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:10 AM

Andrew's taken the words from my mouth. Good picture. Try and lose the twig. :)

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:54 PM

Good capture. There are Jays around where I live in Northern Ireland, but they are very seldom seen. My sister who lives beside Lurgan park (second largest park in Ireland - Phoenix Park in Dublin is the largest) has the good fortune to have a Jay regularly visit her garden. It was visiting along with its young last year, but no photos of that I'm afraid! Maybe I need to hide in her greenhouse, camera in hand! I wouldn't worry about the twig. It looks to me like the twig is tangled up with the nuts and is a part of the actual scene, so I'd say leave it where it is?
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:52 AM

Great detail in the shot, I'd try removing the twig and the black/brown "blob" from just above the head.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:13 PM

View Postdavidm61, on 08 March 2013 - 12:09 PM, said:

A very nice photo :)/> To me, the Jay is beautifully sharp and clear, the colours look natural and realistic and the background is nicely blurred.


Thanks David :)

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:17 PM

View PostMike Rowe, on 09 March 2013 - 08:10 AM, said:

Andrew's taken the words from my mouth. Good picture. Try and lose the twig. :)/>

Mike


Many thanks good idea, will go back and re edit, I love that i never really saw the twigs, so appreciated will remove the blurry little fellows.
You have all taught me a good lesson in observing.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:18 PM

View Postsimon3116, on 10 March 2013 - 11:52 AM, said:

Great detail in the shot, I'd try removing the twig and the black/brown "blob" from just above the head.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:19 PM

View PostAlexG, on 09 March 2013 - 10:54 PM, said:

Good capture. There are Jays around where I live in Northern Ireland, but they are very seldom seen. My sister who lives beside Lurgan park (second largest park in Ireland - Phoenix Park in Dublin is the largest) has the good fortune to have a Jay regularly visit her garden. It was visiting along with its young last year, but no photos of that I'm afraid! Maybe I need to hide in her greenhouse, camera in hand! I wouldn't worry about the twig. It looks to me like the twig is tangled up with the nuts and is a part of the actual scene, so I'd say leave it where it is?
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Many thanks Alex Kind of you to say. appreciated

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:13 PM

View PostPBrewster, on 08 March 2013 - 12:06 PM, said:

Hi folks any chance of another critique of this photo


Sharp and good colour with nice bokeh, as for the distractions well I'm new to this genre but it makes sense to remove them as others have advised. Anything smaller than a dazed heron or sleeping swan would give me problems at the moment.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:42 PM

Many thanks everyone, I appreciate your kindness

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