Cape Cod Seagull

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Hey everyone on TPF! I'm new here(ish). This is a seagull I photographed at a local harbor. Then quick run through Lightroom. Please C&C with any advice you have. :D How would you have taken it differently? Different settings, perspective?

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Exposure: 1/2500
F Number: 5.6
ISO: 100
Flash: No flash
On my Canon Rebel T3
 

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maybe moved to the left a bit so it isn't so centered and the other bird's butt isn't in the pic
 
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maybe moved to the left a bit so it isn't so centered and the other bird's butt isn't in the pic

Yeah I have other pictures but unedited:
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Any ideas anyone on how to edit it? Im not exactly a pro at lightroom :)
 

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The second one's a little dark... You can adjust the exposure some. I don't use lightroom, so I'm not help there. I only know photoshop.
 
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I agree that the first one should be a bit more to the left. Then you get rule of thirds and you also don't have the other seagull in it. Great shot and colors otherwise, I love the post that it is standing on. I much prefer the first shot over the second one. The second one needs to be a bit brighter and although the background is significantly blurred, the gull doesn't seem to "pop" out of the background as much as the first bird. Nice shooting though!
 

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nice. and in Ma. they are seagulls
 

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Below is my quick edit. I think it works better in vertical orientation, without some of the background distractions and the bird not being so centered. I also adjusted the white balance, exposure and sharpened it a bit. One problem is the crop being to tight on the right but I really wanted to keep the left edge of the wooden pillar in the photo.

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maybe moved to the left a bit so it isn't so centered and the other bird's butt isn't in the pic

Yeah I have other pictures but unedited:
6s6e69.jpg


Any ideas anyone on how to edit it? Im not exactly a pro at lightroom :)

I wouldn't bother with this one. The positioning of the white poles behind the bird is unfortunate. That particular angle doesn't do much for me either.
 

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