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Looking for improvement This is the e-group critique board. If you post a picture here it will be assumed that you are looking for comprehensive technical feedback - both good and bad, but always respectful. Only post pictures here if you can deal with potentially negative constructive criticism. Anyone is qualified to comment and post feedback, and everyone is encouraged to do so. NB: "Looking for Improvement" is the place to post any pictures you would like advice on improving, no matter how bad you might think they are.

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Old 6th July 2011
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Goldfinch

Yesterday I made a rather flippant remark on Ians "Girl in a Red Coat" posting in his LFP thread. Being a firm believer in the old adage put up or shut up I submit this shot that I took yesterday for your critique (yes I know its another b****y Goldfinch). My first time in LFP.
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PS. Looking at this shot I notice that when uploaded to this forum it seems to lack a certain brightness/saturation compared to my original, any other members encountered this when posting their own images?










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Re: Goldfinch

Hi Ian,

The technical quality is really good but I have one remark regarding the composition: The feeding device is just too prominent and the ugly plastic worsens things.

(apologies for being frank - no offense meant).

May I suggest that you rig up the feeder at a place with the opportunity to capture the bird perched/sitting in a natural environment, with the feeder out of sight? E.g. on a tree branch.

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Re: Goldfinch

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PS. Looking at this shot I notice that when uploaded to this forum it seems to lack a certain brightness/saturation compared to my original, any other members encountered this when posting their own images?
Yes but only once. I posted a pic of a purple petunia in my gallery and it looked more blue on here.
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Re: Goldfinch

The forum software does make an intermediate size version of your image if it's, if I recall, over 600 pixels wide. It's possible that colour management may be affected if this happens, but the original full size image is not changed.

If you shoot in Adobe RGB, or create an Adobe RGB image to post to the forum here, you will see a colour shift if your browser is not colour management capable.

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Re: Goldfinch

Hi! First of all - it's really nice and sharp, and the goldfinch is looking at us, alert and beautifully in focus. But I have to concentrate to keep my eyes on the bird. My eyes are automatically drawn to the feeder, and I start "counting seeds", actually noticing that there are only shelled sunflower seeds. Tordans tip is really useful. I've placed my feeder hanging from one branch, but placed so that a couple of other branches are perfect for landing on while they await their turn on the feeder. That's when I catch them.

Actually, in these two examples they are focusing on the feeder


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