by Jouhtinen Anne

untitled seeking critique jouhtinen anne

Gallery: Birds 2.

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Wildlife

Exif Information:
Make : Canon
Model : Canon EOS 550D
Date Time Original : 2012-09-03 15:09:57
Focal Length : 300/1
Shutter Speed Value : 1/128
Exposure Time : 1/125
Aperture Value : 5.7
F Number : 5.6
Iso Speed Ratings : 200
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 6
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows

Published: Monday 8th of October 2012 08:48:00 AM


Grayham Allott
Hi Anne................

On my monitor, this image is presented as a rather dark and dingy picture, certainly not the normal colour quality so prevalent throughout your portfolio.

I have taken the liberty of running this image through a Q&D auto-colour-correction option in PSE6..... and got this one, far more in-keeping with your normal "colour" presentations. I also made a slight adjustment to the sharpness.... related to the comment I left on one of your other images yesterday.

However, having said (and done) all of the above, I realise that your presentation (as is) could be exactly how you wanted it to look (smiles) and so I will generalise my comments, hereafter.........


Your capture here is very environmental, giving the viewer  a good visual of the bird , its habitat and possibly part of its food supply (the bird is unknown to me). A more pronounced DoF would have isolated the bird better, but I do appreciate the level of difficulty in "birding".... with the "model" always on the move. The hint of an eye-highlight is good, bringing a little more definition to the head.

Hopefully the darkish thumbnail in the critique forum will not deter others from visiting and leaving comments.

The image grows on you............. well done.

What bird is it?

Best regards


Grayham Allott
Hi Anne............

Thanks for your reply. Considering the conditions of the day, you did well with your shot.

Birding is not easy (but can be fun) because of the weather and their continual movement...... just keep experimenting and having fun. You get some winners and many for the rubbish bin...... at least it is one of the healthier genres.

Keep posting.......


Anne Jouhtinen

Thank you Grayham, it´s wonderful to spent time in nature and sometimes even to have luck. Let´s keep in contact! Take care

Anne Jouhtinen

Thank you very much Grayham for your comments. I wasn´t really satisfied with circumstances while shooting; it was a windy, cloudy gray day. A great loft of birds came suddenly to home rowan, I run to take my camera and tried to do my best. Without succeeding ; ). But working with Photoshop I managed to create a soft photo with nice athmosphere. The birds were eating a lot because it was time to start moving south and they need energy in order to have power to make that long trip. The bird is a snot (Turdus pilaris). With best wishes!

Anne Jouhtinen
Autumn moment Thank you!

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