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rgs

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Portrait or Landscape?
« on: May 14, 2023, 12:20:22 am »

My first interest in wildlife photography was having the critter be an element in a Landscape, but some photographs are a bit hard to pin down. So, here's a Baltimore Oriole I photographed at Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner this week. Tell me what you think.
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Re: Portrait or Landscape?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2023, 08:48:54 am »

I think the left-right connection between the bird and the bug calls for landscape. Nice photo.

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Re: Portrait or Landscape?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2023, 09:02:53 am »

Great shot and I agree with David. Without the bug, it would be more portrait but once you include other elements like the bug, things change.
Well done (portrait or landscape)!
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Re: Portrait or Landscape?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2023, 09:54:21 am »

I think the left-right connection between the bird and the bug calls for landscape. Nice photo.

I agree.
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Re: Portrait or Landscape?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2023, 03:41:03 pm »

What difference could it possibly make?
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Re: Portrait or Landscape?
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2023, 04:25:48 pm »

angels dancing on a pin. ;D
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Re: Portrait or Landscape?
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2023, 04:39:33 pm »

What difference could it possibly make?

None, really. But it sometimes helps to get aa clear purpose.
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Re: Portrait or Landscape?
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2023, 10:31:43 am »

I like it as it is. I think the framing needs some space in the direction the bird is looking at.

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Re: Portrait or Landscape?
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2023, 11:53:05 am »

I like it as it is. I think the framing needs some space in the direction the bird is looking at.

Hmmm.  My inclination would be for a tighter crop to accentuate the juxtaposition of the bird and the insect—maybe a 5:4 aspect ratio (attached).
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