Colpro

Colpro

Lives in South Africa Centurion, South Africa
Works as a Retired
Joined on May 28, 2011

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On All My Geese in a Row in the close up at the pond and chat challenge (10 comments in total)

Good DOF, good composition. Perhaps the geese in the far background can be blurred a little more?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 19:19 UTC as 3rd comment
On Looking out... in the Magazine cover: Horse challenge (13 comments in total)

Of all the finished challenges this one of yours stands out head-and-shoulders above the others! Not in the least "flattery" to say this is really beautiful and expressive. Congrats.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2012 at 11:01 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On peace...!!! in the close up at the pond and chat challenge (6 comments in total)

I would crop from the LHS to a vertical line through the building side of the white rock and horizontally from the bottom to comfortably retain all of the reflection. This would bring the duck's / geese on the RHS pond to be more prominent.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2012 at 10:37 UTC as 4th comment
On reflection in the close up at the pond and chat challenge (10 comments in total)

Crop close to the image and I would brighten up the whole (increase saturation and vibrancy, if you can.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2012 at 10:25 UTC as 8th comment
On My lilly in the close up at the pond and chat challenge (9 comments in total)

I think this is a "mood" photo. Tranquil. Colors not too bright. Would consider a crop of bottom to "just above the white spot". If no crop - clone out the said white spot.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2012 at 10:22 UTC as 3rd comment
On Wait for Me! in the close up at the pond and chat challenge (13 comments in total)

I agree with the previous comments - a little more saturation and contrast. A small crop from the top and left (maybe a "square" crop?) to see what they bring to the great "movement capture") photo.

How on earth did you get the bird to hold it's head still?!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2012 at 10:20 UTC as 7th comment
On Coy Pond in Winter in the close up at the pond and chat challenge (15 comments in total)

I also like the shot, I also think it would look better in square or horizontal format ..... Not a very original comment, but I can't find any other suggestion that has merit (would be "nit-picking"). Maybe ....... slightly less contrast ....?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2012 at 10:14 UTC as 9th comment
On Walking On Water in the close up at the pond and chat challenge (16 comments in total)

The waves are a little big for a pond .......... but that aside, the B & W is a good choice. I would give photo a severe crop with the guy just off centre to the left - "looking inwards". Would get rid of all the bamboo raft on the left.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2012 at 19:03 UTC as 9th comment
On Dragon Fly V1 in the close up at the pond and chat challenge (13 comments in total)

My comment is "Steve verbatum". A closer crop and get rid of the date. Great colors and sharp detail.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2012 at 18:51 UTC as 8th comment
On Reflections of hearts..love is glass! in the close up at the pond and chat challenge (14 comments in total)

I agree that this is different and unusual. Would definitely remove the name.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2012 at 18:48 UTC as 11th comment
On Which one is the prince? in the close up at the pond and chat challenge (13 comments in total)

The frog further-est from camera is one I took a shot of!! Must be hiring out out as an extra!

Great shot with all the technicalities "ticked off". I wouldn't change a thing. Well spotted and shot.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2012 at 19:47 UTC as 11th comment
On pond in the close up at the pond and chat challenge (11 comments in total)

Personally, repeat - personally , I find the sharpening and HDR ( ? ) a little too strong. I also have a small problem reconciling the lack of "small things associated with ponds ...". Can't deny that this is an artistic representation.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2012 at 19:41 UTC as 4th comment
On IMG_2999 in the close up at the pond and chat challenge (14 comments in total)

I suggest a crop - on the left to almost the tail, from the top down to halfway between top edge and head and finally to just below the reflection of the head. Would also play a bit with the "levels". Ditch the frame. I did all this on a copy and it looks a great deal better.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2012 at 19:33 UTC as 8th comment
On sunbathing in the close up at the pond and chat challenge (15 comments in total)

All the comments are essentially the same, for good reason! No further "tweaking" necessary as far as I can see....... Beautiful shot.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2012 at 19:24 UTC as 7th comment
On Reeds in the close up at the pond and chat challenge (9 comments in total)

My comment didn't get posted - finger trouble. My comment is the same as all below - post in color and bump the contrast a little. Great and different interpretation ...... I see a color version is uploaded .......

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2012 at 09:21 UTC as 3rd comment
On elegant hunter in the close up at the pond and chat challenge (14 comments in total)

I like the composition just as it is. Would be very gentle if you sharpen - the photo at the moment is "slightly soft" (in this case a Good thing) and the heron seems sharp enough to me.
I would clone out the orange blob on the rock and the brown blob on the rock below the birds tail?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2012 at 09:04 UTC as 8th comment
On (Perth) Black Swan in the close up at the pond and chat challenge (12 comments in total)

I am not sure ....Are you changing this "original" photo as per comments? Have you uploaded an "Ignore" - blank copy?

If this is the photo on which we should comment, then my only suggestion is to try bumping up the contrast a little.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2012 at 19:29 UTC as 10th comment
On Sitting Ducks in the close up at the pond and chat challenge (11 comments in total)

I would crop out the white duck and clone out the excrement .........

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2012 at 19:23 UTC as 8th comment
On frog and leaf in the close up at the pond and chat challenge (10 comments in total)

Crop half-way between the white spot and the top. Crop on the left to middle of leaf. Clone out the white spot. I think this is going to be "up front" in the votes ......

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2012 at 19:20 UTC as 6th comment
On Reeds in the Pond in the close up at the pond and chat challenge (8 comments in total)

I would crop to the level of the "bank" in the background and the same proportion from the LHS (to get the focal reeds more to left (Rule of thirds)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2012 at 19:16 UTC as 5th comment
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