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    Sometimes the way birds end up in the frame can create unsurity as to the best crop. I find this applies sometimes when a birds body faces one way and its head the other. Heres a Tawny Grassbird I shot recently. Ive included the original and then three possible options. Option 1 is the original. Option 2 is probably my favoured crop. However option 3 has some merit perhaps. And perhaps 4 with the centred crop even works? I realise that the messy foliage will also help decide this but for this exercise dismiss that - rather just whats the right framing with this bird in this pose ( if that makes sense!)

    I would love to hear your thoughts on which crop works best in your opinion.

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    Your second crop would be my preference David.

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    I also like the second image, as it gives the bird space to look into, and this is compounded by the clean bg, as opposed to the sticky LHS.
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    2nd for me too, as Ashy has said, is cleaner on RHS where it is looking into - and also takes away some of the busy foliage on the left.

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    agree - nice and simple
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    I would pick the second, to give the bird space to look into. However I feel that the crop either needs to be a touch looser, or move the bird just a smidge to the right.
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    Yes the second to my tastes for its showing of the bird, I'd still like just a bit more space above its head though.
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    the second one works for me also and a little bit more space above as well

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    The second one for me. For these reasons: it gives the bird room to look into, the bird is off centre and it complies approx. to the rule of thirds. As Bec suggested I would just give it a little more room. The final reason for me is the over riding consideration, which is always subjective and that is, it is in my opinion the most appealing.

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    Thanks all - the overwhelming is number two and that was my preference - just felt the other options had some merit cheers and thanks again David T

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    HI Dave,
    This would be what i would do. I think basically what Bec suggested so i agree. Also moving the birds eye closer to the line of thirds which is the focal point of the image.

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    Hi Dave, I agree with everyone else that the second crop looks best but if it were mine I would add a little more room above the bird and crop a fair off the RHS to give a nearly square image.

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