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Aren't I Pretty

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Aren't I Pretty?


Dear BP friends.
I couldn't decide whether to enter the cropped version or the whole image, so I've attached the other one
and would really appreciate your opinion on which one's the best.
I hope you're all enjoying the weekend.

© Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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  Aren't I Pretty? 2
Aren't I Pretty? 2
© Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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7/27/2012 12:23:54 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Kirsten,They are both great my fruiend.Beautiful capture,just back in town.I was over in Florence doing a shoot on the old Silver King!!!


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7/27/2012 1:34:34 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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I, too, like them both but if I have to vote I will pick the cropped version!


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7/27/2012 2:49:23 PM

 
John Connolly
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I am probably in the minority here Kiki, but I prefer the uncropped version! Never the less, they are two excellent images, your timing was spot on!


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7/27/2012 2:57:21 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Enter them both as they are BOTH fantastic, Kiki! :-) k


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7/27/2012 5:13:17 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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I'm with Kitty. Enter them both!!! Think I prefer the cropped, but like them both!!!


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7/27/2012 5:45:44 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Kiki, they're both contest-worthy (and, YES, she's pretty, either way)! I lean a bit towards the closeup version, but I tend to crop tightly on most of my photos, so that explains it!
P.S. The "Christmas Plant" was actually a fern type of bush, taken at the Spring Garden Show in April!


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7/27/2012 6:54:41 PM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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Pretty Beautiful they are-I like the cropped one better


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7/27/2012 7:25:46 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Beautifully captured Kirsten. I probably prefer the cropped version but I would enter both.


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7/27/2012 9:21:41 PM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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Thanks so much, guys. I really appreciate it.


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7/28/2012 9:20:42 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Well Sis, when I am not sure, artistically, then I revert to the rules.

The reason you had trouble with this is because this image falls into two categories.

1) Wildlife and 2) Portrait.

This is why you are getting mixed answers by your professional friends.

My father was a professional photographer and he kept a strict rule that "A good photo has a foreground, a middle and a background. Photo two has this.

Yet a portrait, being different, can be cropped tight. It would have been a mistake had you cropped off the wings which you did not.

I have a worry (with people images) about cropping off arms, wrists, hands...and if it's a full shot, feet.

So in the end, because of your title, I choose the first one. It's all about him. Picture two is about him in his environment.

In the end what matters is what YOU want to show us. With this one we are all happy to see both.

I hope I have been of help. :) I have another suggestion that I will e-mail to you. :)

SSSLala :D


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7/28/2012 10:21:42 AM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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WOW! Sister. That really put everything into perspective for me. Thank you so so much. You are the best.


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7/28/2012 12:42:37 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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That is why I am mother nature. (See Gallery! HeeHee!) I am long-winded and let it all out! :)))

Love Ya.
YSSS


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7/28/2012 12:44:39 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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VERY well done Kiki, I love the def in the feathers, WTG!! <><


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7/28/2012 5:04:43 PM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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Thanks so much, Nancy.
And SSSLal - you are so right :)


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8/1/2012 2:40:55 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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;)


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8/1/2012 9:13:56 AM

 
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