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18th December 2009, 05:53 PM
50D 400mm f/7.1 ISO 400 1/800"
Last edited by Jim B.; 18th December 2009 at 08:59 PM.
18th December 2009, 08:28 PM
Nice mallard jim. Good sharp image. You have some nice interesting waves and swirls in the foreground, i think i would crop a little of the background out to get away from the central composition and make the duck a larger part of the frame.
18th December 2009, 09:03 PM
Thanks,Steve.I'm really bad at composition.Something I need to start concentrating on more.I like the second crop.What do you think,more off the top?
18th December 2009, 09:39 PM
Originally Posted by Jim B.
A lot better, IMO. It throws attention onto the bird whilst still retaining the interest of the water at the front, which, in itself, is an attention-getter.
18th December 2009, 09:56 PM
Much better jim. I usually just play around with different crop sizes and back and forth between the rule of thirds and golden sections , untill i find something i like.
I also use my in-camera focus dots to help line things up close to the rule of thirds in camera. I try and leave a little extra room for cropping, but the original photo is close to the composition i want. Other times you just have to take a quick center focus and leave room to crop a composition later.
19th December 2009, 12:33 PM
Steve and Donald,
Thanks for the critique and help.