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Old Mar 7, 2004, 9:17 PM   #1
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I think I need a telephoto to get the critter that made these.
DR with Canon 50mm\f1.8
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normally mud would be something gross you get on your shoes....buuut......here with all those colors (kinda wierd though) like the orange that normally isn't in mud adds to it! and the tracks are great! very good shot!
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Old Mar 7, 2004, 9:41 PM   #3
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you have some splainin ta do philby

what are we looking at and how much of it is natural? I can obviously pick out some tracks, what kind of tracks I do not know and how the right one is behind, then in front of and behind the left has me in a quandary. normal?

then there are all those colors and texture...
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Old Mar 7, 2004, 10:09 PM   #4
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I'd make a wild racoon type guess.
Never was good at mud type detection.
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Old Mar 7, 2004, 10:28 PM   #5
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Default The color in the mud is algae

I went to a set of ponds where lots of eagles and other wildlife hang out. Very few people know about this place and even fewer visit it. I was hoping to get some eagle photos but my 18-55 and 50mm lenses weren’t long enough to get anything but dots in the sky and trees. This is a set of tracks in the mud. I think that they are raccoon or otter. They are about the size of a quarter. The color in the mud is algae. The water had sat in a mild depression and slowly seeped away.

I took the shot almost 1 stop under exposed at ISO 200 so that the highlights wouldn’t blow out as mud was wet and there was a lot of reflection. I then lightened it in Photoshop. The colors are very close to what was there.
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Very Cool. Raccoons I believe.

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Old Mar 8, 2004, 7:23 AM   #7
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In my ignorance, I thought I was looking at a fossil, so I fully accepted the rainbow of color. What do I know? Can't fossil rock have color?

Anyway, the truth is way better. That's an excellent picture with evidence of a previous traveler.

Additionally, you reminded me about under-exposing when there's the possibility of blown highlights. I absolutely, consistently, annoyingly forget to do this.

Thank you.
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How true about the underexposing…I am so impressed by the number of people who have stated they take the final exposure into consideration and realizing the potential to loose that detail in the whites. It may just finally sink in the next time I take a picture. Mark one up for digital photog vs film. Not that you couldn’t do it with film but with just a few simple clicks in post production and you have what you wanted.
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well you chose right when underexposing.....looks great!
great job
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Very nicely composed and exposed!

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