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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:28 pm 
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Fransmargate, brilliant pics! :thumbs_up: :clap:

Would not change anything on the second but possibly just very, very slightly darken the first and saturate the colours a tiny bit but as is it is impressive :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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I've recently bought a sigma 150-500mm lens and been walking round the garden practising. Results have been variable but I'm quite pleased with this one. Any comments would be appreciated.
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Hi granjan, well if it was hand held then all I can say is Bravo!!! :clap: Nice, very nice!

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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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Thanks Rumuruti. Yes it was hand held but its such a beautiful sunny day today :dance: that it was taken at 1/1600.


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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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I love the "movement" in the picture. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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Oddesy - thank you. I have done what you suggested and yes it works :dance:
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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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Overall, I was very happy with this shot, the light wasn't perfect, but the outcome was still good... Focus was just right, stance of the Lion was just right... but can you see why this will never be a WOW shot? :roll:

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Okay so i am going back a few pages here..
I have also chopped off feet, chopped off tails.....and cursed big time.... :evil: :twisted:
but Dotdaan I would have rescued this pic by doing a really close crop of the lion...

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Just my ha'pennies worth :D
Gorgeous Lion by the way !!!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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Actually..maybe crop it even more

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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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You made the photo on the 11th of januari 2010, the time was 07:51:02.

I've messed a little with it:
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Very interesting time and date, we were at that same hide at around the same time. (on mobile now, will check my dates when I get home). I Actually took a few snaps and remember that bird on that dead tree well. Next visit I really must wear a yellow ribbon!

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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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What does the experts think of this shot?
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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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I am no expert but I love it !!!! Is that the reflection of your vehicle in the hyena's eye ???
You were obviously up close and personal..your photo conveys that !!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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2.5m sigma 150-500mm jip was very close.He was next to den.

Thanx caracal.I love close ups.

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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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I find it too cropped. Also, the way it is cropped is disturbing in terms of the animals nose is cut off. The large dark area bottom left is also distracting.
Might be worth either cropping it super-tight just around the eye or moving back a bit and getting more of the animal in.

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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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hey joshilewis.

I did not do anything to the pic that is how I shot it. I did not crop it.

How bout this pic then?
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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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I prefer it, though you've chopped off its legs and ears. It might also be an idea to crop some of the background to the left out.

I think you were aiming to highlight the reflection in your earlier crop, which the original doesn't do (i.e. I understand the first crop you posted)

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