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Am I Wrong To Like This Photo ?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by nueces snapper, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    EP-3 - 75/300 : f/6.7, 1/500, AWB, iso 400, 300mm

    It's under exposed and there's too much shadow due to the lighting but I like it just as it is. I took others similar into shadow/highlight and 'fixed' them but this one still looks the best to me.

    Yeah yeah I know there's no 'wrong' really and art is about one's own 'vision' and all but speaking just technically ... is this a bad photo?

    Thanks in advance for any critical advice. :thumbup:

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  2. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    If you crop off some of the right side (too busy) I think that would be an improvement...otherwise, nice exposure.
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  3. BruPri

    BruPri Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 13, 2010
    Nice image, using the rule of thirds...IMHO crop so the bird is offset to the right...
  4. ssgreenley

    ssgreenley Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    To answer your question, yes, you are incorrect in liking this photo. ;) 

    I like it too. I love the shadow off his face.
  5. Warren T.

    Warren T. Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 10, 2010
    San Francisco
    you are not wrong for liking this photo. :smile:

    it's a nice photo. i like it too.

    i also see a nice 1:1 crop for it that would eliminate some extraneous branches, and still leave the main ones that help frame the bird.


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  6. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Ah Yes. Much Better. Thank You.

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  7. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Actually I like yours better. I cut off his tail. :confused: 
  8. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 12, 2010
    I agree with Warren T. Lower left corner doesn't add anything, but please don't cut the tail. Otherwise nice details and colors. This dove looks sinister...
  9. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    I'm the furthest thing from knowledgeable on the subject but I really like the bokeh of this lens. ( 75/300)
  10. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    ha ha. Yeah he's a bad-a$$. He runs all the others out of the area below the sunflower feeder. Quite pushy. :biggrin:
  11. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    It's a great shot. Don't think that all shadows have to brought up. That makes for flat, boring images. The contrast and lighting adds drama. Nice shot.
  12. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Thanks. :smile:
  13. pkeenan80

    pkeenan80 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 26, 2011
    know what you mean... not technically perfect but there's something good about it...
  14. ckrueger

    ckrueger Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 16, 2011
    I don't know why you question the lighting... the lighting is excellent, especially as it's not something you generally see in a bird photo. It looks like you set up some studio lighting to take a portrait! :) 
  15. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I like it, and I don't find anything distracting. The original crop and processing are just right for me.
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