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Title:    Fight
 
Goal:    To capture the fight between Magpie and the snake. The magpie was on a tall tree, with high contract between the sky background and shadow of the leaves.

Equipment/Source:    Canon 5dSR /Sigma 60-600 Sport 
   
Technique:    1/160, f/6.3 ISO 200 with tripod.

Processing:   Crop, and lightening the megpie 

Score this image: YES

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Review by commentator Tom S.

Nice work to see this action.  I can’t tell who is biting who but I would guess the snake didn’t come out of this to well.  I hope you have a huge number of images of the complete action from beginning to end.  You cropped off the tip of the bird’s tail so be careful of that when photographing long-tailed birds.  Also, you can crop out a lot of the unnecessary parts of the image on the top, bottom and right side.  Also, flip the image horizontally so we see the action first instead of the bird’s back when we enter the image from the left.  See my adjusted image. Good color and exposure, and the bird and snake are acceptably sharp.  Tone down the bright spots where the sky shows through the tree.  Strong nature story.

 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 Andy H

NATURE REVIEW OF THE IMAGE
The description and photo don't match.
Ive critiqued the Osprey picture.
Story is good with the Osprey catching a fish and the head on shot so much better that the all too often shot of the osprey heading away from the photographer

TECHNICAL REVIEW OF IMAGE
The settings must refer to the other image as the shutter speed is far too low to capture this image.
The Osprey looks over sharpened. DOF is good.

PICTORIAL REVIEW OF IMAGE
Pictorially a good image well composed and has impact.

SCORE 6


Review by Tom K

NATURE REVIEW OF THE IMAGE
Interesting nature shot of the magpie catching the snake.

TECHNICAL REVIEW OF IMAGE
In focus and good separation from the background. The bright leaves in the background are distracting.

PICTORIAL REVIEW OF IMAGE
The eye is about dead center which is not the best location for the focal point. I'd crop it so that the eye is more on the third. I think you could go tighter on the crop. The super bright trees and background detract from this image. However, it is a very interesting and unusual subject.

SCORE 8


Review by Andy H

NATURE REVIEW OF THE IMAGE
Image has a clear story of the fight between the magpie and the snake.

TECHNICAL REVIEW OF IMAGE
Sharp, good DOF and well exposed. The darkening of the light in the background has been over processed and looks unnatural. Considering the strong light you've done well to recover some detail in the bird.

PICTORIAL REVIEW OF IMAGE
The composition is unbalanced. Its difficult because of your viewpoint being below the action and the strong backlight. Crop some of the lower section. The image does have impact. Pity about cropping off the tai l.
SCORE 7


Review by Dennis H

NATURE REVIEW OF THE IMAGE
Good nature depiction of magpie's interaction with snake.

TECHNICAL REVIEW OF IMAGE
Bird's eye nice and clear. Good colour although lacks a little feather detail.

PICTORIAL REVIEW OF IMAGE
I believe you could improve the impact of the image by flipping and severe cropping.

SCORE 7


Review by Kim H.

NATURE REVIEW OF THE IMAGE
Excellent capture of a tough subject and action.

TECHNICAL REVIEW OF IMAGE
Great exposure and depth of field. Good saturation in colors.

PICTORIAL REVIEW OF IMAGE
Good framing and positioning.

SCORE 9


Review by Malena K

NATURE REVIEW OF THE IMAGE
Not sure of the story. Did he take the worm to a nest?

TECHNICAL REVIEW OF IMAGE
Settings were good for the image

PICTORIAL REVIEW OF IMAGE
maybe crop in some

SCORE 7

I am a software engineer from Silicon Valley, California, I just started phototherapy for 2.5 years. As I have been learning Chinese painting since little, as I pick up phototherapy, I am especially interested in nature photography, especially in bird photography. Other than photography, I enjoy hiking and reading.


I graduated from Univ of Southern California with a master's degree in computer engineering.

I am currently working as the newsletter editor in the Photo Travel division in PSA.