Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by nikon90s, Jun 6, 2004.
This was an overcast day and I had my sigma 70-200mm f2.8 with a 2x on my d70. What do you think
I'm impressed with your equipment! It does an amazing job for you.
It would have been a great shot, if not for the blade of grass (I assume) that's going through the bird. But that ruins it.
Bingo! Excellent use of telephoto. You also had terrific lighting conditions, the overcast day helps keep the light even. Wonderful composition! I don't think the blade of gass is an image-killer, although it is a tad distracting. But it's so soft you can look right through it and still see detail of the bird, so it's just not bothering me all that much.
here is another with out the grass, but I like the first alittle more.
Both may be of the same bird, but each one seems to have a story of its own. In the first one, the bird looks furtive, like it would want to hide - or fly away, if that is not possible. Which is why I think the blade of grass goes well with this aspect of the story.
In the second, the bird looks self-assured and is happily singing. No blade of grass needed HERE to protect it, shield it, hide it.
So both are fine with me and I feel envious for I'd love to be able to take a photo like that one day, too. I've never so far succeeded, even though I use an up to 300mm zoom lense...
Oh, I like this one, too! Two different poses, one little songbird. I like them both - good work!
Very interresting observations, there, LaFoto. I enjoyed your interpretation.
Thanks that is what I was thinking but could not get it from the back of my mind, where all the years of math have found a home, to the key board.
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