Discussion in 'Seeking Critique' started by dcstep, May 1, 2019.
What do you like and what don't you like:
Willet Portrait by David Stephens, on Flickr
The only reservation I have is that the "buhd" seems to be falling over forward, off-balance.
Here it is rotated a bit:
JDMvW just posted my answer, yes the bird or the image looks to be leaning forward. Like the clarity, detail and natural colours.
willet or wont it, eh?
Sorry, couldn’t resist.
I completely agree with Ken’s assessment. Apart from the club foot that is
Nicely done. I like the foam being frozen by the shutter speed. I do wish that the narrow dof was centred on the birds head rather than the foam. A small nit-pic and not easy with a moving target.
To me, the original seems more 'natural', if I can put it like that - the bird is a) moving forward, and b) bracing itself against the rushing waters through which it is making progress. Having said that, I would have liked a little more space in front of the bird, to give it an area to move in to.
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