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| p.1 #17 · Help me calibrate my vision |
If I had to choose one it would be 4. However . . . . .
For vertical positioning, my choice would be to raise the bird so there is slightly more open space above the wing tip than there is below the body of the bird. Say, move the body up where the > of the wings is now.
Reasons: The bird is flying into the open space. The bird has space above it to fly higher.George
Now, George, you are adding complexity which is also intertesting.
On that particular image, do you see the bird trying to fly higher, or she is maintaing a constant cruising altitude ?
In other words, what's more important.....giving them enough upper space just in case they might decide to fly higher, or allocating more bottom space which helps to keep them aloft and prevents them from crashing to the ground ?
I wrestled with that question! It looks as if the bird is in level flight. However, the image does not require that it is in level flight; it probably was, but it could also have been photographed as it was rising or going down. I associate birds more with flying than with sitting. Therefore, I would leave a little more (not much) room above it than below so it can rise.
Composition is a complex aspect of photography for me. And, I've been known to change the composition of my photos! What I see later is not always what I saw when I first worked with them.