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    Cropping Test

    The shot below is cropped two different ways. Would appreciate views on the better of the two.

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    Re: Cropping Test

    No.2 Victor,

    The subject is (I assume) the bird, not the tree.

    I could also say it is looking into frame on #2 and out of frame on #1, so there's another reason.

    I might give #2 a bit more 'headroom' - if s/he stands up now, it'll bash it's head on the edge of the image

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    Re: Cropping Test

    #2 here as well. + headroom.

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    Re: Cropping Test

    Agreed, #2 + headroom.

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    Re: Cropping Test

    Me Too! #2 + headroom.

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    Re: Cropping Test

    And remember, Victor, you don't have to crop to the same size ratio as the original, unless it has to fit a frame of that size.

    So I would try cropping at 5 x 4 or even 4 x 5 ratios. Which would give you that little bit of extra headroom without altering the branch position too much.

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    Re: Cropping Test

    #2 for me.
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    Re: Cropping Test

    Yes, chop the first one vertically in half (portrait) and crop a little off the top but leave plenty of headroom. A bit like #2 but a portrait presentation.

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    Re: Cropping Test

    I like L.Pauls Idea. I think that will work real nice.

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    Re: Cropping Test

    Thanks, good point about headroom!

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    Re: Cropping Test

    Thanks. The idea to go to portrait format is very much worth trying. My objective is t use the lessons here on my next photos.

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    Re: Cropping Test

    Thanks, changing the aspect ration is something else I should have considered. Very helpful.

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    Re: Cropping Test

    I like #2 but would trim the width by removing half the blue sky on the right (so the top branch points to the corner). Maybe crop the bottom to just above the knot. Very nice shot.

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    Re: Cropping Test

    I have taken on board the comments, subject to misunderstandings on y part, I think this comes close to what was suggested. I kept it to a standard 11x8.5 size common here for printing. I am still open for suggestions.

    As an aside this was the only Egret I could get close to this year. Next year, I will have some better equipment and help finding these birds

    Thanks for the comments.

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    Re: Cropping Test

    With this orientation, I would now loose about 1/3 to 1/2 of the headroom. Looks good otherwise.

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    Re: Cropping Test

    Victor That is a much stronger image now. Its well worth the collective effort I think.

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    Re: Cropping Test

    Victor it is very close to but not exactly what I had in mind so below is how I would tend to crop it.

    Cropping Test


    Putting it on the third with a little more room on the left. It could be cropped a bit tighter all around if preferred provided you leave its neck on the vertical third.
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    Re: Cropping Test

    Quote Originally Posted by pnodrog View Post
    Victor it is very close to but not exactly what I had in mind so below is how I would tend to crop it.

    Cropping Test


    Putting it on the third with a little more room on the left. It could be cropped a bit tighter all around if preferred provided you leave its neck on the vertical third.
    Thanks looks great and the tilt is back! I see what you mean, although I have never stuck too much to the rule of fourths, what I like is seeing more of the tree. Thanks lots of things to consider.

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