"Great photo, a pity that the focus isn't spot-on, but what beautiful colours! Have you HDR'd it in camera - if so, that probably led to the focus problem. Done with a rock-steady camera (doubt you were allowed a tripod?) this would…"
"Hi Will, both the sites I use are run from the States but are worldwide and quite friendly in the main. Of course there is a mix and you get the odd arrogant member (the worst one is a Brit unfotunately!), but mostly people let it go…"
"Hello Will - I have given-up on this group as nobody seems to comment - just look back through the listings. I'm near Swanage and love the area so, for me, it's shame the group has died. Have heard of Swanage Camera…"
"Hi Suresh - it's a nice shot of the flower and focus is good. I guess you have more experience than you admit to! If you subscribe to Picture Correct you will have their latest email containing an interesting article explaining all you need to…"
"Thanks Ed, that probably answers my question - perhaps a less dense filter would have been sufficient for this one. Intriguingly, if thats the cause of the grey hue, what was Adonis using on his p-a-s? "
"Hi Ed - your link from Adonis' sunset post led me here. You have a nice image here and, yes, the tone is very similar to Adonis' - but I still don't like it! I wonder why it is so grey? I know from my little experience with ND that…"
"Unlike the first two replys, I would not be happy with this shot - the tone is odd and the lens flare is spoiling the image. The colour is strange, as if you used something as a filter? With the sun at this height I'd expect the sky to be blue…"
"Nicely caught! I agree the bird needs moving to the left, otherwise the crop is fine, but that logo is far too in my face! It's too big and too colourful - I'd rethink it if I was you, but as I'm not, it may be fine! The bird looks…"
Most professionals shooting from planes or helicopters remove the door so they are not shooting through a window. They remove the lens hood to prevent the wind from buffeting it and causing camera movement. They also take multiple bodies so they don't have to change lenses and expose the inside of their cameras to the wind.
Most of my photos still have the EXIF data attached. If a file was Saved for Web the data is stripped. If you view the image full size, you can use an EXIF viewer to see the data. I usually just right click and save the file to my machine then look at it with Photoshop or Bridge. I added a comment about the settings for the plane to that photo.