Newbie - Critique me

CountrylovingmammaCountrylovingmamma Colorado, USAPosts: 13Registered Users Big grins
edited March 26, 2019 in Wildlife

Hello, I Have been into Photography for many years and I have been practicing photography on and off for as many years but really not all that seriously till I got my DSLR about 7 years ago. Wild life and landscapes in black and white are my favorite images to capture, but I do like to dable with other subjects as well.
I would love some CC on a few of my favorite images. I have tried to include as much Image info I can think of to include not sure if it will help or not. Each image has had some editing done to it but I have attempted to no do too much to them.

Buffalo at Custer state park -
Taken with my Nikon D3100 and Tamron 70 - 300mm lens, ISO 100, Focal length 155 mm, Aperture f/7.1, Shutter speed 1/160 sec, JPG image

Moose -
Taken with my Nikon D3100 and Tamron 70 - 300mm lens, File Raw image, ISO 800, Focal length 290 mm, Aperture f/5.6, Shutter speed 1/50 sec

Flamingos - at the Denver Zoo
Taken with my Nikon D3100 & Tamron 70 - 300mm lens, File jpg image, ISO 1600, Focal length 290 mm, Aperture f/5.6, Shutter speed 1/1000 sec

Elk - on my property earlier this month
Taken with my Nikon D3100 & Tamron 70 - 300mm lens, File jpg image, ISO 320, Focal length 290 mm, Aperture f/7.1, Shutter speed 1/2000 sec

Thank you all for taking a look.

You can view more of my images @


  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,531Registered Users Major grins

    First two images are pretty nice! The last two are bit busy.

  • MitchellMitchell Major grins Posts: 3,496Registered Users Major grins

    I like #1 and #3 here.

    1 is a really nice B&W conversion. My big issue is that you cut off their feet. I would prefer the composition include the feet on that one.

    3 is a bit busy, but is nicely exposed and has a smooth, almost dreamy, look that I really appreciate.

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,559Registered Users Major grins

    1 and 3 for me. I really like 1, however, in addition to the feet comment, I think it might be over sharpened, I can see artifacts on the out of focus calf on the right.

  • jerryrjerryr Smugmug Customization Posts: 528Registered Users Major grins
  • MaitryMaitry IndiaPosts: 3Registered Users Beginner grinner
    The 3rd one is so attractive. After that, I liked the first one! You should have tried something different with the last shot!
  • b08rsab08rsa Major grins Amelia, OHPosts: 211Registered Users Major grins

    I liked #1 and #3. Although #1 looks to be a bit noisy (film grain) in my opinion. However it does remind me of the old B&W photo's. I really like the softness of #3. #4, the rock is out of focus, and I understand you were photographing the Elk. Hope this will help you.

    Sony A7ii, Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens, Sony FE85mm f/1.8 Lens, Sony FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens, Godox 860iiS Flash.
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