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    Gecko photo...What do ya think?

    Gecko photo...What do ya think?

    Nikon D5100, ISO100, f5.6 1/60th

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    Re: Gecko photo...What do ya think?

    I like! (Except for the watermark in the middle )

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    Re: Gecko photo...What do ya think?

    I'm tempted to do a crop though.

    Just wonder if that branch (or whatever it is) on the right side is a little bit 'heavy' for such a 'delicate' scene.

    Maybe reduce that element by around half and change the width/height ratio to suit.

    Not really sure.

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    Re: Gecko photo...What do ya think?

    Actually, I think if you're going to do a crop, I'd convert this from a horizontal to a vertical. Take Geoff's suggested half of the width of the branch, and then use that as your basis for a vertical crop - losing the left side of the shot which is a bit bright (I'd then bump up the brightness/exposure of the remaining portion as by comparison, it is somewhat dark).

    At the very least, you need to lose the bright area in the bottom right corner - it is far too distracting to be there on the edge of the comparatively dark branch.

    And I have to agree with Chris 100% - that watermark is very distracting in that location.

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    Re: Gecko photo...What do ya think?

    I agree with Chris, I like the image except for the watermark.

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    Re: Gecko photo...What do ya think?

    Here's the crop (and brightening) that I was thinking (give or take a little - how much space you leave to the left and how much branch you include is personal preference)...

    Gecko photo...What do ya think?

    Let me know if you'd rather I didn't post this, and I will certainly take it down.

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    Gecko photo...What do ya think?

    Thanks so much for the feedback so far. I've incorporated Geoff and Chris's recommendations to crop the light area in the right corner and trim down the stalk. Also added some brightness. I decided to keep the area to the left for the nice greens and subtle bokeh form the sunlight. Hopefully my composition is still good.

    sorry fro the watermark. I got in the habit of placing it there when I upload to Flickr ;-)

    Any other recommendations are welcome.

    Cheers,

    Warren

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