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Challenge: Home Sweet Home (Classic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: NJ
Date: May 25, 2003
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 25, 2003

Year after year these birds build there nests and raise there young in my front yard. I can stand and watch them from my front window.

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06/10/2003 09:47:00 AM
*Critique Club*
I see 2 major things that stand out to me right away.
First is the focus. It really seems quite soft. We can't get much detail out of the bird in the house, and the bird out of the house is really fuzzy. The house itself isn't real sharp either. Not really sure where you put the sharpest focus, but it doesn't seem to be where I think it should be.
The second thing is that the Home Sweet Home is hidden behind this unattractive tree. The large section of tree to the right does not add positively to this shot. I find that with it being out of focus as well, it's a large destraction to the house and birds. It's right there 'in your face' so to speak.
The lighting appears to be ok we can see a little bit into the house, but because of focus issues, don't really get much out of it. The lighting on the outside bird appears to be just good with no distracting shadows or hot spots.
The angle is just all strange. I realize this is probably a difficult shot, but if you can't get it, maybe try a different time of day, or different subject.
The tree blocking is bad. Looking at the bottom of the house isn't really the best angle I could think of to see this at either. Realizing that this is probably up in a tree though, understood.
It does say Home Sweet Home, but not YOUR home, but I'm not too picky on that. I figure, if this makes you think of home when you see it, then who am I to say differently.
~Heather~
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/03/2003 11:16:10 PM
And he's out on the porch too.
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06/03/2003 02:54:32 PM
Seems out of focus
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06/03/2003 10:02:30 AM
There's something slightly surreal about that sparrow - I can't put my finger on it... could be the flash. Nice study despite the slight movement.
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06/02/2003 11:54:30 PM
Nice macro. Sharpen the focus, crop out a bit more of the tree on the right and you'll have a photo with more impact. IMO the bird is too central.
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06/02/2003 08:25:24 PM
nice idea..i suprised you could get so close to the bird w/o it flying away..kind of blurry though also
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06/02/2003 12:58:26 PM
Nice photo. These little guys are so difficult to photograph. I can see how this could relate to Home Sweet Home, but unfortunately, in my opinion, it fails to protray the place you call home. =1
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06/02/2003 12:42:09 PM
i dont think this photo meets the challenge "photograph the place you call home".
photo is kind of fuzzy.
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05/30/2003 04:50:17 PM
Awe, I can even see the little baby inside. Good job at capturing something like that. Good use of DOF.
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05/29/2003 08:50:06 PM
needs focus
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05/29/2003 01:49:10 PM
Nice Picture
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05/28/2003 09:27:40 PM
Everything is a little blurry. A tripod would really help in a shot like this.
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05/28/2003 09:04:31 PM
The moment is very good but the focus could be better
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05/28/2003 03:57:41 PM
I see that little birdie. His beak is so big! The bird seems a bit out of focus. Good luck!
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05/28/2003 02:17:26 PM
good job. nice pic.
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05/28/2003 12:12:43 PM
Very cute capture and excellent composition. I wish I could see the birdie just a little more clearer.
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05/28/2003 06:29:28 AM
my only 10
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