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    Re: Mallard

    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.

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    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?

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    Re: Mallard

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim B. View Post
    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?
    Jim

    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.

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    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.

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    Re: Mallard

    Steve and Donald,
    Thanks for the critique and help.

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