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Old Jul 16, 2004, 12:14 PM   #1
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Ok, I have two others for you. This is what it looks like if I water certain plants in my garden and look up in the sky. There's a little "hill" with some grass on it. In the evening these produce some lovely silhouettes.

As for No.1: when I first saw it I thought it looked more like a bush or a little tree withlots ofbirds sitting in it.

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Old Jul 16, 2004, 1:18 PM   #3
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What a gorgeous little subject that is! If I were you, I'd get even more photos of it, maybe getting in closer to isolate just one or two branches so you create the aura of a simple and abstract ink drawing.
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Don't havegood light anymore for this bcoultry :/ Can try at the weekend. The problem is more the wind though. Hard to get focus the nearer I come...
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The problem is more the wind though. Hard to get focus the nearer I come...
Possibilities: Can you change your shutter speed? If so, you might be able to stop motion. If not, and if the wind direction is such that you can do this, set up a small wind shield with a piece of cardboard or anything similar that comes to hand. You could also choose not to fight the wind at all but, instead, use it. Motion in photos is not necessarily a bad thing, and if you're going for the abstract, it could turn into a very good thing. There's really no way of telling until you try. A single picture amidst a bunch might turn out to be winner, though they could all end up bad, but with digital "film" you've spent nothing at all except some time which, in the future, might help you get that special picture.

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Old Jul 16, 2004, 2:50 PM   #6
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yay! You're right. I tookA LOT of photos in the past weeks while testing digicams. Now I settled on the Oly 770 and I'll taken even more to learn what this little beauty has to offer

I am more interested in that motion approach. Never used much "gizmos" to produce pics...

I'll let you know what the resuts are. I got some interesting DOF series in too but I guess they are only interesting for me since I never thought one can see THAT EASY what a single camera setting can change in a pic! So I am on photo hunt the weekend anyway...

Have a nice weekend! And thanks for the comments.
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Hm ... I found a pic in the yesterday's series, this is a little more fragile.


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Great shots and avatar!!! THey're both great!
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Old Jul 17, 2004, 6:45 PM   #9
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Looking at this third pic, I got wondering what it would look like if you picked a sprig of it, brought it inside, laid it on white paper, then lit it from beneath the paper. (Paper on glass, lamp beneath paper.)

You're right about it appearing to be filled with birds. I'm thinking swallows with their long tail feathers.
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Don't think you can talk me into cutting it off and do an "artificial" shot, sorry bcoultry.
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