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Old Jun 15, 2005, 4:50 AM   #1
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Found these guys in a shady spot on a small lake. Tossed quite a few photos
due to camera shake (all shots were hand held), but I didn't want to bump
up the ISO and I didn't want to use flash because I wanted to get the
natural light plus I didn't want to scare them off.

All shots 20D, 100-400L, ISO 400

260mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec


400mm, f/5.6, 1/50 sec


180mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec
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Old Jun 15, 2005, 8:42 AM   #2
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Very nice Woodmeister. I especially like 2 and 3 with the head sticking up out of the water with the rest of the body showing underneath the water. Really cool.

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Old Jun 15, 2005, 11:14 AM   #3
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Not my favorite subject to look at but you did a great job playing with ambient light reflecting off of the head of this froggie. I certainly respect your decisions with respect to camera settings in order to toy with the light too. Great job wm.
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Old Jun 15, 2005, 1:44 PM   #4
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Very good job done indeed! Working with existing light can be a challenge sometimes...

Thanks for sharing! :-)
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Old Jun 15, 2005, 6:12 PM   #5
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These are nice shots :!:

In number two, even on this thumbnail I can make out reflections of the scene. is this true? Have you taken a good look?

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Old Jun 16, 2005, 4:57 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone for taking the time to view and your comments.

Houston - the effect of 2 and 3 was the reason for not using flash. Would
have just been a head sticking out of water.

Norm - My main philosophy of wildlife photography is to capture critters
in their environment. Since light is a major part of that, I pretty much only
use flash only when absolutely necessary for a must have capture, ie.
something I rarely see and even at ISO 1600, can't get a shutter speed
above a 60th of a second.

Stitchbabe - Your so right!

dave - just took notice now that you mention it. I notice a little reflected "background".
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Old Jun 16, 2005, 4:10 PM   #7
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excellent, me man, excellent!!!! really like #3 with the compromise of exposure!! good work!!!

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Old Jun 16, 2005, 10:01 PM   #8
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Thanks Dennis for checking out the photos and your comments.
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