Jeri Conklin  

Minnie by Jeri Conklin

May 2022 - Minnie

About the Image(s)

1/60 s
27.20 mm
ISO 100
Samsung Galaxy Ultra 22

Panorama of Mnnie the duck here in WV. I like how she is moving forward while her eye is looking back at me. I realize that I could crop some feathers off on the righthand side, but is it necessary? Does it detract from the picture if I leave them on? If I take them off, the picture becomes more rectangle rather than panorama.

6 comments posted

Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Hi Jeri! It looks like Minnie were grinning happily to the viewer with a glint in her eye. I think that the panorama format is good: it gives her a sense of movement, and the areas of brown and grey of her plumage, and the curved outlines balance the composition. I love the way the ripples of the water look. I wonder if slight brigtening of the darkest area in her neck, or a little more contrast in that area would bring her beautiful head out even more clearly?   Posted: 05/11/2022 03:17:20

Rick Finney   Rick Finney
Jeri: I would like to see the photo before the cropping. It is difficult for me to make a meaningful comment on your image when it is so severely cropped.   Posted: 05/17/2022 17:30:03
Jeri Conklin   Jeri Conklin
It is too large an original file which is why I cropped it as I did. It won't let me submit it here. I'll see if I can resize it first.   Posted: 05/17/2022 19:04:45

Jeri Conklin   Jeri Conklin
Here, I will try again. I resized it to 10% as it wouldn't send at 30%. Now you know why I cropped as I did.   Posted: 05/17/2022 19:09:48
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Joan Field   Joan Field
You have shown us an interesting angle of the duck, which is what makes the image. The cropping is not necessary to keep the size in check. You just need to go into the sizing section of your program and make sure that the total size is less than 1 meg. I usually go to a dpi of 72 and make my maximum size 10 - 12". Once in awhile that's too large so you should check the total size in kbytes. I do like your panorama crop as it definitely makes it more about the duck and less the environment. Also the eye is really quite funny. She has her eye on you for sure. My biggest problem is that the image is not very sharp and there's really no way to fix that after the fact. But it is a fun image and we do appreciate it.   Posted: 05/20/2022 15:19:39
Jeri Conklin   Jeri Conklin
Thank you, Joan. It was all about her eye for me as well. I did play with changing intensity, etc., but it just didn't work. It is my new cell phone so I was still learning how to use the camera portion since it is more involved and in depth. The originals was almost 2 MB. I kept getting notices that I couldn't post, it was too big. I will try your method in the future.   Posted: 05/20/2022 15:39:15


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