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Birds shots aren't my thing but he's a cutie.
The first is the best for me, I like the 2nd too but it lacks the contrast of the first - easily tweaked.
The sunrise is cool as it is but I think this one where I'd be tempted to ignore the rule of thirds and crop half of that sea out.
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My company has an HQ office up in North London. The lobby is a public space where there's an art gallery and restaurant etc. It's where I took the shot last week. I've been wanting to take some pics there for ages and finally got around to asking the facilities guys and getting permission. These were taken across a couple of days and I still have more I want to do there.
I showed this first last week in reply to a question from Florida but wanted to post it again as part of the set. Also, I'm really pleased with the composition on this one.
Shot from my front doorstep... just hanging out waiting for the time to go to the snow-blower. I usually wait for end of storm or sunset, whichever comes first...
Shortly after taking photo I had to go and fetch wife home from work... Snow got removed at sunset, and again in the morning.
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Nice double rainbow.
We also have had a storm move through this week.
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Very nice subject matter here. I always like dramatic clouds. For my taste, I would brighten the shadows in the third shot overall and especially in the sky. The first shot would benefit without the tree limbs in the upper left corner.
I agree that temporarily flooded areas create new and different photo opportunities, especially reflections. I especially like the framing and light of the second shot. The third shot is a tad underexposed for my taste.
The second of the hawk shots has the best composition for me, but none them seem super sharp when looking at the head. These could have been shot hand held, which would explain that. I also noticed that the eyes were closed in the third shot. I think birds look better with their eyes open and you see the glossy reflection from their eyes. The final shot doesn't do it for me. There is too much empty sky. Silhouetted buildings can be very interesting, but the skyline is such a thin strip here that it has little impact. There are elements to make a very good shot, but I would look for opportunities to make the silhouettes more prominent and varied (or unique) in shapes.
An early morning image with some fog taken from the front of our property. Some snowmobile tracks in the bottom right and some snow disturbed by my 48 in snow thrower.
1st and 3rd - nice composition and a bit different from what you usually see - I like them. 2nd birdie is a bit chopped IMO I would have liked to have seen more of him. Having said that you've captured him in a good pose and his face is appealing.
I agree with Michael that these are not as sharp as you might want them to be. When I look at bird pictures (which I'll admit is not often) I am amazed by the detail and sharpness.that some people manage to capture.
Here's an assortment from the past week, mostly from Central Park. I played around with Silver Efex to save some shots I didn't like so much in color.
All good; I actually think the 2nd is my favourite. I enjoy shots that make one wonder which way is up. 3 is good too though.
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This one takes the prize. A great shot. I like the other squirrel very much too but this fella has a little something extra..
Really, really nice. I love shots that capture a sense of time. This feels well...early.