First photo post - Swan

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  1. priceless

    priceless TPF Noob!

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    Hello,

    I thought I'd be brave and post in critique because I need some criticism. I can't decide whether the burnt out feathers towards the tail of the swan ruin the photo, what do you guys think? Also what do you think of the photo in general? I can't make my mind up about it. Honest comments appreciated. :mrgreen:

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    EOS 33V, 75-300mm, Fuji Sensia 400. Can't remember the exposure details!

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Welsome to the forum!
    Beautiful shot! Such a weird pose :)!
     
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    cool capture :mrgreen:
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    Verrry nice....soft tones.
    welcome here. :D
     
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    Welcome Priceless. Glad you could join us and get the nerve to post a pic. :) And no, the tail feathers being "blown out" don't ruin the shot. If I had to find a fault, it's the pics lack of sharpness. Either too slow a shutter speed, or slightly out of focus. The softness could also add to the charm of the shot. It all depends on what you were attempting to wind up with.
     
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    Like this one ... welcome to TFP and good to see a UK bod !
     
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    Welcome to the forum. :)

    Do the burnt feathers ruin it? Not for me. Ok, it'd be better without them but the first thing I looked at was the swans head, then I noticed the feathers and afterwards went back to looking at its head. Seems fine to me. :)
     
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    I love it, the tones are spectacular!
     
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    Very nice image. Welcome to the forum.!!!
     
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    Thank you very much for the warm welcome and the comments! :mrgreen:


    Regarding the softness, the picture is actually quite sharp but I scanned it as at a high resolution (3200dpi) and as I had to resize it for the net I'm only guessing that the compression has softened it. I don't know, I'm not fantastic with file sizes hehe.

    Thank you though, it's nice to get some unbiased feedback. :D
     
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