Lonely Bird
by: © Gen Liu
7.1
Overall
Rating
7
General
impression
8
Subject
of photo
8
Composition
& Perspective
7
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
9
Depth
of field
6
Color &
Lighting
5
Focus
General
impression
Not sure about the Colour / Black and White question and the very "Fuzzy" light on the main subject. This may just be the "online" image, but a little, soft refected light on the bird, or a harder profile may look better.
7/10
Subject
of photo
An image with a lot of potential - and the subject of the image is very interesting, hence the score, but I am not sure about sme of the other aspects.
8/10
Composition
& perspective
Again, the composition is quite striking - one little bird on it's own - but it is far from newly hatched, although it could be still quite young. The perspective is good too, with the distance and foreground "framing" the bird on the sand.
8/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
As far as I can tell, the exposure and speed are OK - within the limits of trying to shoot into the direction of light
7/10
Depth
of field
Good - has been used to frame the subject well, with both the foreground and background being out of focus.
9/10
Color &
Lighting
I'm not sure if the photograph is supposed to be in Black and White - or if that is the way it comes over because of the light - but there does seem to be a small area of brown(ish) colour centre left of the image, which looks a bit strange. Lighting, unfortunatley, is where this image seems to fall down because of the shaddow covering almost all of this small bird, If it was a sharp silloutte, that may work, but if you could have used either a small amount of fill-in flash or a reflector just to give a little better light to the side of the bird we can see, it may have improved the photograph considerably.
6/10
Focus
I'm not sure why, but while the sand near the bird seems to be in focus, the bird appears to be a bit soft, This may simply be that the sand is picking up the light and the part of the bord we can see is mainly in shaddow - or it may be a problem with "Online" photographs.
5/10
Description
The camera was canon 1d mark ii, set ISO on 50. I took the pic on beach,where there were a lot of newborn bird chasing around, somehow this one left behind, it was gettin  see all >
The camera was canon 1d mark ii, set ISO on 50. I took the pic on beach,where there were a lot of newborn bird chasing around, somehow this one left behind, it was getting cold and dark...
Technical Details

Canon EOS-1D MarkIII

Lens: Super-Telephoto: > 2
Exposure time: 1/3200 ,
F-stop: F2.8
ISO: 100
Flash: None
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Philip Curnow
20+ Years
United Kingdom
Artistic
16 Jobs
How to improve your photo
1.
Consider using a small, hand-held, fill-in flash with a bounce-card when shooting against the main light source, when the main subject is presenting a shaddow side towards you, unless you are going for a sharp contrast outline look
2.
If you are shooting with an assistant, consider investing is a small pop-up reflector that they can carry with them, just to bounce some light back for the same reason
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Philip Curnow
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I have been a photographer since I was 7 years old, with my first Kodak twin-lens reflex camera. That was over 50 years ago ! I have shot with medium format and 35mm film over many years and migrated mainly to digital when the quality improved enough, about 4 years ago. I still shoot with fi...
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