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      hughmack


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      I know the head is not in focus (nothing is). The bird is also flying away.

      This shot was also not intentional (even though at the time of taking the photo I knew the ss was really slow).

      This is also a big crop. These are issue that make me really enjoy digital. Only after taking the photo, going through on the PC, I saw what I liked - the colour and the motion.

      I would love to hear your comments (please say whatever you what to - I am here to learn)
      Date: Wed 25/2/2009 Views: 587
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  1.   Wed 25/2/2009 05:50
    1. PhotoFax

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      I think if you clone out the top left hand side of white it would add to the photo, i like the motion and colour as well!Nice one!

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  1.   Wed 25/2/2009 07:45
    1. Basie

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      There is a nice feel about this Hugh. I agree the white areas can be blended in. I would also use strong NR on the bg only to get it a bit smoother for the bird to stand out a bit more. I like the fact that you have angled the green lines slightly downwards.
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  1.   Wed 25/2/2009 10:31
    1. Lance Groenewald

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      Honestly (and only because you asked) bg panning blur is good, but too much on the subject, if the head and body were sharp with wing blur, add in the bg panning blur, it could be a winner but, doesn't work for me Hugh, sorry

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  1.   Wed 25/2/2009 10:39
    1. Shem
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      Hugh, panning blur is always a lot more miss than hit. This borders on abstract but caught somewhere between motion blur, and for that reason It doesnt work for me. Hope this helps!

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  1.   Wed 25/2/2009 11:37
    1. hughmack
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      Thanks very much for taking time to comment. I really appreciate the honesty - this is the only way I will learn.
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  1.   Wed 25/2/2009 17:23
    1. stu b

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      I would like to see this with a smoother BG, but as is, too much blur with nothing in focus. As lance said, if the head was at least fairly sharp, it would work. Still well done for having guts to try something new.

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  1.   Wed 25/2/2009 18:52
    1. gerriev

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      Afraid it doesn't work for me Hugh. Smoothing the BG might improve it but there is too much head blur to make it work. Still a great effort.

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  1.   Thu 26/2/2009 04:48
    1. Margo Coetzee

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      I love this type of shot Hugh and always experimenting with slow shutter speeds. However, I have come to the conclusion that for something like this to work, you at least have to have the head in focus. Hope this helps.

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  1.   Thu 26/2/2009 05:04
    1. hughmack
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      Thanks again for the honest comments and for looking.
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  1.   Sat 28/2/2009 12:16
    1. fram

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      Ditto Margo. Great effort and 10/10 for trying this.

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