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Old Jan 15, 2006, 6:54 PM   #1
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Today was the first day of sun in about a month.¬* I just had to try out my new D70s.¬* Unfortunately, my Sigma 100-300 f/4 won't arrive until Tuesday. So, I did the best I could with the 55-200 f/4.5-5.6 kit lens.¬* The pictures seemed to come out of the camera a little soft but they sharpened right up in photoshop.¬* The following are 5 of the 153 shots I took today.¬* Comments, criticims, and tips are welcomed. ¬* ¬*Smac

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Old Jan 15, 2006, 7:03 PM   #4
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the first one is nice! but i think you could crop a bit off the top to bring the focus on the foreground series of ducks..

the second has a nice reflection, but unfortunately the mallard drake's head is in shadow..

the third one is my favorite.. the lead in line from the road, crossed by the line of birds in flight and to top it off some very nice looking mountains in the background.. nice work..

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Old Jan 15, 2006, 7:16 PM   #6
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Thanks Dustin,¬* The third shot was one of my favs of the day.¬* I used a cirular polarizing filter on that shot.¬* Just to try it out.¬* I agree the shadow on the Mallards head is a bummer.¬* Here is the other reflection shot I liked from today.¬* I had trouble getting it to go through at first for some reason¬*[img]/forums/images/emoticons/doh.gif[/img]

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I agree about the first pic, the further out, blurry ducks at top of pic are distracting...it would look nice cropped. And btw, the ducks at the bottom look fake! LOL...I've never seen that type of duck before.

But the third & fourth pics...I LOVE those! Beautiful setting in the mountains, too. Great shots!
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Old Jan 15, 2006, 7:22 PM   #8
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that last reflection shot.. those are cinnemon teal correct?
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Right you are Dustin.¬* I will re-crop #1 to see how it looks.¬* Thanks, both of you.
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