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HURRY!!  I can't hold this pose much longer.
HURRY!! I can't hold this pose much longer.

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Challenge: Clichés (Classic Editing)
Camera: HP PhotoSmart 850
Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada
Date: Feb 2, 2003
Aperture: 5.7
ISO: Auto
Shutter: 1/1025
Date Uploaded: Feb 2, 2003


Place: 171 out of 246
Avg (all users): 4.7946
Avg (commenters): 5.2143
Avg (participants): 4.8073
Avg (non-participants): 4.7763
Views since voting: 595
Votes: 185
Comments: 16
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02/16/2003 10:00:15 PM
Critique Club

Your comments on this picture seem to have covered everything, so perhaps I can sum them up.

1)Focus is perfect on the bird, lovely detail.
2) Colour saturation is great, the birds colours look lovely and the green of the plant sets him off nicely.
3) The background is a bit distracting, I see two possibilities here, one of them would be to have a closer shot, with only the bird and plant, you could either crop or get closer. The other option, if your camera allows it, would be to use shallower depth of field, for example using an aperture of f2.8 or f4 might be better, this would render the background as a blur and then put more attention on the bird and get rid of the obvious curtain.
4) Lighting is beautiful, very soft and natural.
5) Perhaps cover the sofa with a white sheet, to get a more simple foreground and bring more attention to the bird.

I am quite impressed with this picture, perfect timing! I have a parakeet and it is impossible to get him to stay still long enough to take a picture. Good Luck in the next challenge.
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02/10/2003 12:56:11 AM
Margie, You didn't do to bad for your 2nd shot. Keep shooting.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/09/2003 11:56:32 PM
Beautiful bird! Less other stuff and more bird would have improved it for me.
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02/07/2003 07:47:20 PM
What a cute bird! jgillard7
02/06/2003 11:15:45 PM
My favorite subjec! Beautiful colors, crisp focus. The light shinning on the end of the arm is noticeable but obviously natural light. Good job.. Cub
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02/06/2003 05:22:28 AM
A tighter crop on the bird would have been better, the subject looks a little too central.
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02/05/2003 03:51:10 PM
Beautiful bird. Maybe could have got a bit closer and lost the floor and curtains, or cropped tighten. Not a bad shot.
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02/05/2003 01:48:13 PM
What a beautiful bird. How fun it must be to own such a unique animal. Great shot. The couch does nothing for his colors. Try a white sheet.
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02/04/2003 07:34:08 PM
Actually a very pretty bird, but I want a tight close-up with all of those distractions gone!
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02/04/2003 05:29:11 PM
Pretty bird, pretty bird!! I don't like the couch color - maybe a towel next time? And a closer crop to get rid of the curtains ... just bird, towel and plant??
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02/04/2003 04:37:07 PM
Such vibrant colors on that chair! No, No, I mean on that bird! He is just beautiful. You've done a lovely job in taking his photograph. And the Green jungle behind him complements him completely. Everything is in focus including the little band on his foot, even his little claws! I love thos blue feathers coming down off his back.
Just wonder that when you were cropping, could you have gotten rid of the floor and drapes to the right?
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02/04/2003 12:13:07 PM
What a cutie. It actually seems like he is smiling. Nice colours. If possible, try used a shallower dept of field to blur the busy back ground. I still like this shot alot. Good luck.
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02/04/2003 05:05:05 AM
Subject in the picture is too far and small.
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02/04/2003 02:02:35 AM
Is the same one I saw earlier? Don't think so. I don't remember the blue on his back, (but I will go back and check.) Beautiful shot. I love the addition of the plant in the background. To me it adds to the idea of the bird. Great photo. I really like it a lot. Can't find anything wrong with it. Nice focus and really nice composition.
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02/04/2003 12:15:21 AM
I think if you had used a larger aperture that this picture would have benefited. The background is pulling my attention away from the bird. The bird’s eye seems soft to me.

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02/03/2003 10:29:26 AM
More DOF and closer crop on the subject would have helped. Also, the fabic doesn't enhance the subject either.
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