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Full Critique Ducks on Approach.

Discussion in 'Plants, Animals & Insects Photography Forum' started by Ria Raeb, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Ria Raeb

    Ria Raeb Active Member

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    Only recently started taking interest in bird photography, would welcome any tips or advice, particularly tips on field craft. First stumbling efforts at BIF.
    Ducks on Aproach-1.jpg Ducks on Aproach-2.jpg Ducks on Aproach-3.jpg
    Thanks Roger
     
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  2. Christopher

    Christopher Here a lot

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    They all look great to me! But I am not a "BIF" togger. What kit id you use?
     
  3. Ria Raeb

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    Thank you, I was using an Olympus EM-1 with a Panny 100-400.
     
  4. David_MC

    David_MC Always on

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    You are on the right track settings wise. I think the main thing here is framing your shots. The first one is alright, plenty of space to the right although I would have tried to keep those birds in the upper left part of the frame. The 2nd and 3rd images need a little more space to the right. Overall not too bad. Keep practicing.
     
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    Thank you for the advice Dave, spending a week on an estuary in North Wales for a week soon, so will hopefully get lots of practice.
     
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    Pete Larkin Always on Premium Member

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    Good stuff. I think #2 works best - great reflections, but Davis is right - a little more space for them to fly into would help. Is this cropped down, or was this full picture?
     
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    Thanks, Nos 2 and 2 are quite large crops, so the advice to give more space is easy for me to achieve.
     
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