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    A typical ozzie galah

    Galah 'taking the morning sun' on our front gate post.




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    Re: A typical ozzie galah

    Pretty bird for what sounds to be a common sighting. We just don't have so many brilliantly colored birds here. I think he may deserve a little tighter crop.

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    Re: A typical ozzie galah

    Really nice shot. I agree with Paul in that I'd also like to see a tighter crop. The bird's eye really draws me in and a tighter crop would pull me in even more. I do, however, like the texture differences between the feathers and the wood.

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    Re: A typical ozzie galah

    Nice shot, Ken. I'm noticing that everyone here at CiC seems to be interested in birds lately. I wonder why?

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    Re: A typical ozzie galah

    Thank you for your helpful comments, Jeeperman and Frankie. I have a hang-up in cropping in that I worry that I might overcrop, with the result that the 'subject' becomes too dominant and gets a bit overwhelming. This is just me being tentative. Yes, there is probably too much wood. I did want some of the wood in for contrast. In re-looking at the image maybe the plank running back to the left is a bit too light and being given too much precedence? Need to lose some of it, do you reckon? ( Maybe need to get the old chain saw up and running and do a spot of pruning!)
    Ken

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    Re: A typical ozzie galah

    Hi Ken,

    I have to agree with Frankie and PAul I'm afraid and, if I'm brutal (we're here to learn), it is over exposed too, as becomes more apparent with the suggested crop;

    A typical ozzie galah

    This gets the subject bigger in the frame and has it looking into the frame, I think we still retain enough fence to give the context.

    Be careful with the chainsaw; those things are dangerous

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    Re: A typical ozzie galah

    Dave
    I see what you mean. Apart from my over exposure being highlighted your cropping looks great.
    As for ypour comment : Be careful with the chainsaw; those things are dangerous
    From personal experience, which I would rather not discuss, don't I just know it! LOL
    Ken

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