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A Common Redshank
Posted By: gawan, 07-17-2009, 02:31 PM

This was just rejected from the PPG, but I like it myself... do you think the background was too busy?


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07-17-2009, 03:17 PM   #2
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Nice sharp image of an interesting subject.
Bokeh's a little harsh, and the photo could probably do with some PP work (perhaps also some cropping), which would probably boost its potential to being accepted into PPG.
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Georg, looks good to me. The bokeh is "different", but I get tired of the "creamy" bokeh look all of the time - nice to see something a bit more edgy.

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the backround is a little distracting, but the subject is beautifully captured.....
perhaps a bit of soft focus outside the subject might be interesting....

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I like that kind of bokeh Georg but I know it's not for everyone. I think the OOF leaf in the foreground probably didn't help much. I like the pose that the bird is in as well.
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The only part that I find a bit distracting is where the tail meets the branch and there's a bit of confusion. But hey, that's splitting hairs (feathers?) in a beautiful shot.
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I think it's nicely done overall. I actually like the focus, background, and framing, but the fly in the ointment for me is the out of focus leaf in the foreground at the bottom right. I find that slightly distracting.
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Georg. Birds are difficult to get excepted in PPG as there are so many and they are looking for the best of the best. I like the shot and like Gary, the greenery in the bottom right could have been a issue. Sharp photo and I like the framing of the bird. Well done. JIM

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Pipe in on the OOF.... I like it. The green leaf in the foreground only distraction. Crop? But I don't know what... When i look at it I know if it was in Lr I would mess with it...
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Lovely photo. The contrast is a tad high for me, but I'm not that concerned about the OOF background.
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looks good to me
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Hi Georg, that is a nice image and it is hard to tell why it got rejected. If it was the OOF background it is easily fixed with a little gaussian blur.

I don't worry about what gets in and what does not, if it gets in good, if not it's also good.
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Wow, thanks a lot guys! It is always a pleasure to see ones own photos through other peoples eyes! I really begun to see this photo as it is as an image, not as I remember it was in nature... I have other shots of this redshank in PPG evaluation, let's see how the others do...

Anyway not to worry, I am quite accustomed to get photos rejected, I have enough images in, too to keep me happy
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