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JUNE 2020 ROUND
Title:      Preening Swans

Goal:     Observe and photograph local swan behavior.

Equipment/Source:    Nikon 800e with Nikon 300mm F4 Lens

Technique:    Hand Held, 1/500th sec F14

Processing:   Light Lightroom adjustments.

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Review by commentator Tom S.

You need to watch your histogram.  The white areas of both swans are blown out in all channels.  Also, in living critters, we like to see their faces, not their butts, so you should have waited until the swan on the left turned around.   And the one on the right has its head turned so it is difficult to see the eye, which is usually what we want to see, and the head is too dark and could be brightened so we could see the side of the head better and hopefully the eye.

 Also, this image is in the Adobe RGB (1998) color space instead of the sRGB color space, which is the web standard.  Please make sure your images are in sRGB in the future so they will look the same to all of us.


Review by Pamela L.

NATURE REVIEW OF THE IMAGE
good nature story

TECHNICAL REVIEW OF IMAGE
Good quality of the photo

PICTORIAL REVIEW OF IMAGE
Excellent composition

SCORE 9


Review by Andy H

NATURE REVIEW OF THE IMAGE
There is a story but the positions and cropping idoes not help.

TECHNICAL REVIEW OF IMAGE
No ISO given but probably low given the clean image. The aperture is high and I would have tried something more open to blur the background and focus the eye on the swans. Image is sharp but the whites are blown out on the back of the swan.


PICTORIAL REVIEW OF IMAGE
The swans face is in shadow and the crop is too tight. Composition not balance.

SCORE 5


Review by Dennis H

NATURE REVIEW OF THE IMAGE
Nice nature study of preening swans.

TECHNICAL REVIEW OF IMAGE
The visible swan's head needs lightning to reveal eye, head and feather detail. Rear of swan has areas of white blown out with lack of detail.

PICTORIAL REVIEW OF IMAGE
Image has impact but could have been improved if both swans' heads were visible. If think you could use a bigger aperture for wildlife photography to decrease the depth of field.

SCORE 6


Review by Kim H.

NATURE REVIEW OF THE IMAGE
Without the title, I'm not sure I would have known what is going on.

TECHNICAL REVIEW OF IMAGE
Really good exposure and detail, especially with the highlights in the feathers.

PICTORIAL REVIEW OF IMAGE
Possibly a little too close up to really understand what is going on.

SCORE 6


Review by Malena K

NATURE REVIEW OF THE IMAGE
Would have been nice to see head of other swan

TECHNICAL REVIEW OF IMAGE
lighting is good. and looks like you just need to crop a little.

PICTORIAL REVIEW OF IMAGE
Good

SCORE 8

I live in Rochester NY with my wife and Abu our cat. I grew up in Detroit and moved to Rochester for a better job. I am retired from the computer industry and photography is now my main hobby. We like to travel to at least one interesting location a year.

I started shooting Black and White when I was in college and developed my own film and prints in the school darkroom. I couldn't afford color printing and it was more difficult to hand process due to the precise temperature requirements. I always had an enlarger in my basement until digital cameras were affordable. I'm glad to be rid of the chemicals.

I'm basically self taught with a few art and photography classes sprinkled into my learning. Post processing in Lightroom, NIK and Photoshop are essential tools into how I create an image.

I have recently started shooting birds and wildlife and have worked on leaning new techniques needed for birding. Wildlife shooting can be very challenging.

I belong to a local camera club and frequently display my images at Image City Gallery in Rochester NY.