Warbler and Grosbeak

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These pictures are both taken during a rain shower, so I know they are dark and grey. I'm needing some critiquing on my crops/framing. I recently got a comment that my pictures "blah" because they are always centered like textbook photos. Generally, I center my photos because they have a definite subject (bird or bug). I do try to follow the rule of thirds if there is landscape discernible, but that's not usually the case in the trees or with macro. Comments/criticism on the photos in general is also welcome. Thanks!

Yellow-rumped Warbler
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048 by beyond.eden, on Flickr

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female)
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027 by beyond.eden, on Flickr
 

Butlerkid

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Guidelines for compelling compositions apply to nature photos as well a landscapes...even street photography, macro, etc.!

If you had placed your subject in the upper right intersecting lines, the birds would have been looking into the frame, not in the center looking out of the frame. With these compositions, there is too much "dead" space behind the birds.

Just my thoughts....
 
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Though I keep them in mind I tend to ignore "Rules" of composition, I shoot and
crop to please myself... If others like, wonderful... If they don't, life goes on...

Cute birds, the first is my fave...! :smile:
 

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