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HappyCynic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-11-10 01:09 AM
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I Spy A Heron


I took this shot primarily for the heron but after I looked at it on the computer, I think the stuff in the corners adds just as much to the shot as the heron itself. Thoughts on this? Do the corners distract too much (especially the lower right)?

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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-11-10 09:30 AM
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1. I thought the same at first
and then I took liberties with your picture and played with it... I think the shot is better cropped at the bottom. Maybe not quite as much as this but...

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ManiacJoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-11-10 01:57 PM
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2. Right idea.
I would probably not crop as much off the bottom (keep the whole hole in the middle).

On the right, I would keep the water but lose the ship.
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HappyCynic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 02:52 AM
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3. How's this?
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ManiacJoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 12:44 PM
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4. I like it.
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 10:11 PM
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5. much neater
keeps the focus where it should be, without confusion
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 12:40 AM
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6. I didn't even notice the corners,
Edited on Tue Jul-13-10 12:42 AM by intheflow
but now that you mention them... I like them! They add depth, action, texture and story to the shot. And I *love* the composition with the main subject!
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 07:58 AM
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7. This is a really cool photo
I love taking photos of things through things like holes in trees, and I love photos of herons. The combo??? Wow.

I like the corners too. Is that a ship of some type? It would have been nice if you had happened to cut it off, but still it may add a bit to the photo. But honestly, there is not much that needed to be added to the photo.
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