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    Another frame from my recent trip to costa rica with a wider perspective. Hope you like it.

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    Hi Supreet, I absolutely love this photo. That's an incredibly beautiful little bird, and I think the way you've made it small in the frame with lots of reference points with which to judge the scale of the bird, really works in this image. One could wish the bird to be positioned slightly to the right to be away from the yellow flower behind, but I really don't think it matters as the color contrast of the blues is so strong against the other tones in the image anyway - the bird just stands out. A great environmental image as well, for me I can't find much to be picky on at all with this one. Nice job!

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    A really beautiful shot, love the colours and composition. The light looks like there is good backlight and front light.
    I sometimes think it might be a good idea to have a less than absolutely ideal background. I do not wish to detract from a beautiful image but I look and sometimes say to myself "its perfect.. but too perfect, is it natural"?
    I have no doubt that if slight imperfections were apparent then suggestions would be offered to correct them, just food for thought, I would be interested to read your views on this aspect.

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    Thanks Jon. Very interesting thoughts and yes i do agree with them. In a lot of situations when I see a completely bland bg it bothers me, it really does. One thing i have to say here is that i do not believe in changing bgs in PP (not sure if thats what you are referring to) and strongly condemn that practice, whats the point of spending so much on gear otherwise one would think.

    If you are talking about nice even bgs in natural settings then yes, thats something i try to achieve by positioning myself appropriately with distant bgs with multiple layers of foliage to give it a natural look. Hope that adds context to your thoughts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Seymour View Post
    Hi Supreet, I absolutely love this photo. That's an incredibly beautiful little bird, and I think the way you've made it small in the frame with lots of reference points with which to judge the scale of the bird, really works in this image. One could wish the bird to be positioned slightly to the right to be away from the yellow flower behind, but I really don't think it matters as the color contrast of the blues is so strong against the other tones in the image anyway - the bird just stands out. A great environmental image as well, for me I can't find much to be picky on at all with this one. Nice job!
    Thanks David :)
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    Fab looking frame. Even without the bird, that perch looks awesome. I like how the bird is small in frame, and my eyes are drawn immediately to it, because of those beautiful colours.

    Very well done Supreet, good work.

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    A shot full of contrasting colours - maybe the blues on the bird are a little too saturated?
    I agree with David how having the bird small in the frame sets it nicely against the environment. And I often have the same thoughts as Jonathan about having some level of detail in the background to show it is in front of some real foliage but that does not detract from what is a very pleasing image.

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    This image is out of this world!!! Congratulations.
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