Beauty is in the eye of the beholder C&C

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Diffuser, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Diffuser

    Diffuser TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Dubai
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Interesting subject. Had a lot of fun with it today, but so difficult to get it right in PP.
    I like his hairstyle though ;-) Any suggestions are more than welcome.

    Camera Model: Canon EOS 60D, Flash Used: No, Focal Length: 70.0mm (35mm equivalent: -214...
    Exposure Time: 0.0006 s (1/1600), Aperture: f/4.0, Focus Dist.: 1.49m, ISO Equiv.: 100
    Whitebalance: Auto, Metering Mode: spot, Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)

    [​IMG]


     
  2. Forkie

    Forkie Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2011
    Messages:
    2,292
    Likes Received:
    900
    Location:
    Chiswick, London, UK
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Nice headshot (he's a Maribou Stork by the way!).

    Great close up, but the tilt isn't working - he's at an odd angle. Tilts on animals almost never work because animals are never tilted (they'd fall over!). The overall exposure is pretty good, but it could maybe do with a contrast boost.
     
  3. Diffuser

    Diffuser TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Dubai
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I wasn't aware of the tilt in relation to animals and how others would experience this in a picture, so this is excellent feedback for me to research! Thanks for your suggestions.
     
  4. Forkie

    Forkie Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2011
    Messages:
    2,292
    Likes Received:
    900
    Location:
    Chiswick, London, UK
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Also, just as an afterthought, if you'd shot it straight his beak would have created a nice leading line from the bottom left to the top right, right up to his face. In this shot, his beak cuts the shot vertically in half. :)
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,813
    Likes Received:
    821
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Is it Maribou Stork in English or Marabu Stork? For this instance I'm suddenly insecure as to how it is spelt... :scratch:
    And I like the focus - but I'm with Forkie as to the tilt. Cool hairstyle! :D
     
  6. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    18,743
    Likes Received:
    8,043
    Location:
    Mid-Atlantic US
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Judging by the amount of hair that is in focus and the OOF of the beak, you have missed focus by a fit

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Diffuser

    Diffuser TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Dubai
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I see what you mean. For illustration and learning purpose, this is the max rotation to get a better line up. Of cause the beak is now cut, but you are so right, it looks so much better when it's from bottom left to top right!
    Thanks, amazing ;-)

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Diffuser

    Diffuser TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Dubai
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks for taking the time and verifying my settings, calculate and post this! It's exactly what I was wondering about the beak.

    In real life when things go fast, how do you make sure you get this exactly correct? (49/51) seems so close, but yet, far away in result.
     
  9. DiskoJoe

    DiskoJoe Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    4,540
    Likes Received:
    519
    Location:
    Houston
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I think this one would go in with intelligent design
     
  10. keethjon

    keethjon TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    boston
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit


    Although I agree that the tilt is not natural, it kind of adds a humorous touch to the picture. I think it is a great shot overall.
     

Share This Page