Nature Photography Photo Critique
Category: Nature Photography
Canon EOS 50D
Lens: Zoom: Variable focal
Exposure time: 1/200 ,
Description: Estoy practicando la fotografia de la naturaleza con flash, estos son los resultados see all >
Estoy practicando la fotografia de la naturaleza con flash, estos son los resultados de mi tercera sesiÃ³n en el comedero.
Subject of photo
Composition & Perspective
Use of camera, exposure & speed
Color & Lighting
Depth of field
Its a robin clear as day, it occupies a good space in the frame and the use of the bird feeder (comedero) to attract the animal is a great idea used by many pros.
Looking down on the animal we see more of it's head rather than its belly which is great, remember when shooting any animals (including humans) the most import thing to focus on is the eyes which you've done well here. If I were to be really harsh and I assume that's what you want from this critique, I'd say its not the most exciting of shots and the bird looking at the camera or even flying would have given a the image greater impact.
F8, a great choice using a telephoto for this type of shot. Exposure is good. I'm assuming you used a tripod to get this shot which I know from experience can be awkward when shooting moving subjects. Well done.
A nice idea to use flash to make the subject stand out. Notice how the background, where the flash did not reach, is darker than the subject. Great stuff. If I were to suggest anything, and again I'm being super critical here in an attempt to push you to create better and better images, it would be to try to get the flash off the camera and to point at the front of the bird to give the animal more shape as it looks a bit flat at the moment, this would also lighten the face and beak a bit more.
What can I say other than you nailed it. The background is out of focus and the subject nice and sharp.
The point of the critique is to help amateur photographers understand how to improve, the thing is this is a very strong shot and you've got many aspects spot on. Well done and keep shooting.
How to improve your photo
Shoot lots of frames, you're shooting digital so there's no extra cost in shooting a few hundred more frames. Wildlife photography is sometimes down to chance, you never know what might happen but by shooting as many frames as possible you're more likely to capture an interesting moment.
Try to think more creatively about different angles
Be creative with your flash, don't feel intimidated to buy a hotshoe flash (it doesn't have to be expensive) connect it via a PC cord (again not expensive) and experiment. Sure you'll mess up the exposure a few times but with some practice you'll discover new ways to light your subject.
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