JerryShots: There is no composition here, so although the focus is fine, the exposure OK, (the contrast is a little high)...It takes more to create an interesting or compelling image.Perhaps had you discussed different posing techniques before you began your shoot? (kidding of course) but the 'regularity' of the shot (centered both vertically and horizontally, directly 'on axis' to the wings and lens) really reduces the 'gee whizz' factor.
Being in focus, being well exposed, having an interesting/attractive subject just isn't enough.We need subject engagement, interesting behavior, environmental placement yielding composition bliss!!What you have here is a little 'clinical' - Perhaps it was stuffed and shot on Green screen after all ;)Keep shooting, keep sharing.
Hi JerryShots,Thank you for your critique! I agree with you that the shot is just a "plain bird flying shot", without much originality. And that's one of the differences between living in a place were taking a bird shot is a rarity, and living, say in Florida or Africa, where taking a bird shot is just like shooting portraits!Regards.
Frenchfx: Looks good to me. Not much to critique here. Wonder what it is the author doesn't like?
Hi FrenchFX! I am really pleased with the result, but there is always a room for improvement ;-) And sometimes I find myself so pleased with my results that I may miss where it can be improved. That's the scope of this challenge! Thanks for your comments.
ackebous: Focus looks like it is spot on, so that can't be a problem. The only thing I would say is that it raises the question how the bird appears to be on nearly the same plain as the camera with only blue sky in the background.
Hi ackebous! Thanks for your comments on my photo. The bird appears level with the camera as it is banking to the right, i.e. flying on an arc of a large circle. Still its left wingtip feathers are lower than the right ones, so it is higher than the camera.
The angle isn't the best, and exposure could have been better.
I personally think the WB is incorrect and the picture needs more yellow and red shift.
RuthC: What a fantastic picture, gordzam, and it is a worthy second place-getter in this week's challenge. This is perfect timing on your part, to capture the ladybird's takeoff, with its bright red hard outer wings which protect the transparent wings beneath until they are needed for flight. Clean colours and anticipated movement in the whole image add an element of surprise and magic. A very popular entry, and deservedly so. Ruth :-)
Thanks Ruth, I am very pleased that I got second, as 1st place is awesome!
There isn't even one that qualifies as a MACRO!! Out of my many macro shots, I don't have that shows feelings, so not really surprised.
Nice. Deserves 1st!
Looks so artificial, and it is!
Nice aerial shot!
Thanks barb_s, and everyone who voted!
I like the photo, but the title? Rush hour for just one person?
And a lot of people complaining that the new Rebels do have had a good enough sensor! And yet the challange is won by a saw edged resolution photo and not a D4S or 1DX. Shows that the photographer is much more important than the camera. Just MHO.
Chuck_IV: People are being a bit rough on this camera, but I understand why. I think it's in the WRONG price point.
I bought the T6s(along with the 18-135 lens) and really liked it. The new sensor gave me some great pics and better movies(over my SL1). It also had some nice features.
However, after doing some thinking on how much I just spent for this and its feature set, I couldn't get past the issue that the 70D was just $100 more and offered, from what I saw as so much more. Yes, I lost 4MP and a little better size factor, but you don't need to look hard for what more you get with the 70D over the T6s. I now have a 70D and couldn't be happier.
I think Canon blew it with the price points. If Canon knew they were going to drop the 70D price point, then IMO the T6s should have started at $150-$200 LESS than it is now. This would have given it a better separation from the newly lowered pricing of the 70D.
Very well said!! But the market still looks for more Megapixels, and who is in business knows that!
Thanks Ruth for your comments! It is in fact a pomegranate tree, and I doubt if it actually eats it or not. These are very common here, so you can capture them often.Gordon.
gordzam: Nice shot! And also shows that the Tamron 150-600 can perform quite well full open at nearly 600mm, and I'm glad as I own it as well. Test would let you believe that it's not that good. Congratulations cmantx!
Yes I had the 200-500mm before, but is one is noticably better. Also focuses better at longer focal lengths. Regards.
Nice shot! And also shows that the Tamron 150-600 can perform quite well full open at nearly 600mm, and I'm glad as I own it as well. Test would let you believe that it's not that good. Congratulations cmantx!
It's a cabbage which is not a flower!