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15th May 2011, 05:07 AM
15th May 2011, 11:22 AM
Hi, Ken! I'm just in the few seconds before the rush to get the family out the door but I want to register that I really love #3. You're right, they do look like they have personalities and should all have little thought bubbles above them.
Pssst! I like your new avatar and your new signature is MUCH more cheery.
15th May 2011, 11:42 AM
Not so keen on #2 as an image, but #1 and #3 are beauties.
On #1, I'd want to clone out that grass coming behind both sides of the upper body.
15th May 2011, 01:10 PM
Originally Posted by Donald
Thanks for viewing and helpful advice. The body grass in #1 is something I should have dealt with before I posted it. Thank you for picking it up.
And in response to your comment, in looking at image #2 again I can see that is pretty confused in its composition and seems to lack a prime focal subject. All over the place like a mad dog's dinner, as they say. Do you think it may have been better if the slightly out of focus roo on the left had been consigned to the stew pot and tighter cropping used to focus in on the other roo? Or the whole lot given away as a bad job?
I think need to take more care and time in the processing stage before posting. So, I am back to the tutorials and a closer study of others' posts.
Thank you for your help and support.
Last edited by ucci; 15th May 2011 at 01:36 PM.
Reason: spelling slip ups
15th May 2011, 01:20 PM
Originally Posted by Katy Noelle
Hi Katy N
Hope you got your family out the door okay and to where they had to be on time. Thank you for viewing and commenting.
I am glad to know that maybe I am not as crazy as I thought I might be in thinking that these animals may have personalities. To me number 3 struck me as being quite indignant, ( " Do you mind!"), at me having the effrontery to actually aim a camera at him.
15th May 2011, 08:13 PM
I think, Ken, number 2 might work better with a substantial crop. I would try excluding everything except the roo on the right and get reasonably close to it.
You are right about animals having different personalities. When I was a commercial fisherman I would get gulls sitting on the foredeck and waiting for a bit of scrap fish. Each one had it's own personality.
And yes, I also talk to them although they don't always listen to my requests to adopt a particular pose.
But I think the ultimate, which made me question my sanity, was when photographing a hoverfly and I needed a particular angle to enable identification. Eventually I found myself saying 'Come on you little minx, show me a bit of your hind femur'. Now, I check to make sure that nobody else is listening.
15th May 2011, 10:49 PM
I, too, would crop #2 to concentrate on the righthand animal. I love the expression.
Number 3 reminds me of "Does this new fall coat make my butt look too big?"
16th May 2011, 12:18 AM
16th May 2011, 12:25 AM
Originally Posted by PopsPhotos
Thank you for taking the time to check out my post and to offer sound advice on how #2 may be improved. Thank you for that.
Liked your comment about the fat butt. Most appropriate. Roo's do tend to have rather large dress sizes in the rear end department!