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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:52 pm 
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here is two tatally different ones, :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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Scipio wrote:
here is two tatally different ones, :thumbs_up:

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I'd crop out the empty sky on the left.
Unfortunately the light has let you down on this one, with the stump's shadow falling on the bird and being very prominent. Part of its neck, face and body is also in shadow.

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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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Just fixed the second one, btw, this was on foot. :tongue:


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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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Just fixed the second one, btw, this was on foot. :tongue:

Nice action shot. Did you have to change your trousers afterward?

Colour's good, lights a bit harsh but I guess you don't always have much choice. If possible, I would have tried to wait for it to come out from behind the bush. I'd also maybe crop out the bush on the left?

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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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I would have tried to wait for it to come out from behind the bush


Now thats pushing it. :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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I would have tried to wait for it to come out from behind the bush


Now thats pushing it. :lol: :lol: :lol:

:)
Or side-stepped to the right to get a clear view ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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Scipio,

With the vulture shot, I would've cropped the tree stump out... Just my way of looking at thing, as I like to give the animal something to look at. At the moment, you bird is smack bam in the middle and attention is drawn to the tree...

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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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Sorry for the late Reply

JL i understand what you are saying and truth be told i took the photo because i liked how the trees almost framed the Restaurant area at Pretoriaskop :D It is a photo i took last year December and have come a long way in composition since then :thumbs_up:

Two very stupid questions but how do you go about changing depth of field and what does it actually do? :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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Mike1916 wrote:
Sorry for the late Reply

JL i understand what you are saying and truth be told i took the photo because i liked how the trees almost framed the Restaurant area at Pretoriaskop :D It is a photo i took last year December and have come a long way in composition since then :thumbs_up:

Fair enough, and glad to hear you've been progressing :)

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Two very stupid questions but how do you go about changing depth of field and what does it actually do? :redface:

No such thing as a stupid decision.

Unfortunately I don't have time right now to give a full description, but in the meantime, read this.

Basically, depth of field is how deep the plane of focus is, i.e. the range of objects that appear in focus in your image. It is controlled by aperture. The wider the aperture (smaller F-stop), the shallower the depth of field. Also see here.

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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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Sprocky wrote:
Amputation is a no no in nature shots.(Back legs and bottom of front legs)
Distracting branch in foreground.
Wasted space to the left and top of subject.
Do you want more? :whistle:



GREAT SHOT, :thumbs_up: I only gave the above to convince myself that it is not a good shot because I never took it. :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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Scipio,

With the vulture shot, I would've cropped the tree stump out... Just my way of looking at thing, as I like to give the animal something to look at. At the moment, you bird is smack bam in the middle and attention is drawn to the tree...

I'd agree with this after another look.
Also, the tree is 'amputated'.
I would crop it so it becomes a portrait orientation.

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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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Just having fun with reflections and bubbles.

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I was wondering if there was any way I could improve on these. :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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Again, what are you trying to achieve?

What lens did you use for these? And lighting?

The first thing I would suggest is to maybe look at the white balance

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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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Again, what are you trying to achieve?
Well I was trying to capture our reflections in the bubbles.

What lens did you use for these? And lighting?
70-200 mm 2.8 IS..just the natural lighting..it was in a forest so pretty dark , tried flash but obviously it was seen in the bubble. :doh:

The first thing I would suggest is to maybe look at the white balance

I fiddled with that..not sure which I preferred. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Photos for Criticism
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Nice, Caracal :thumbs_up:

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