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Old Jul 24, 2010, 5:11 PM   #1
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Hi, well i got out today and took a couple of photos in the park. I used the settings Sarah suggests in her tutorial - thanks Sarah - and i think they look ok.
No settings altered on the first one. The second one is a macro.
I have cropped them for uploading but not altered them otherwise.
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Old Jul 24, 2010, 5:16 PM   #2
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Played with the colour a bit - are they any better?
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Old Jul 24, 2010, 7:55 PM   #3
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eysha they look fine to start with...first thing is lock your arms and your body position...take a couple deep breaths with the shutter button half pressed with focus in lock (green also for confirmation)...let the last breath out and slowly complete the pressing of the shutter button...pay very close attention to how YOU are taking the photo with your camera and eliminate ALL possible movement even if you brace the camera on a rock, a tree or fence...this will give you much clearer photos...even I have trouble making myself slow down and take a photo properly, but this is the key to a good start and maks a good habit...

the second set does look a bit better, but once you get your photo taking down pat, PP (Post processing) should be minimal...

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Old Jul 24, 2010, 10:04 PM   #4
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Eysha,

I like your pictures. The more saturated look in the second set are more pleasing to me. Keep up the good work!

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Old Jul 25, 2010, 5:54 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. i will try to remember that LTZ470.
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It is all a matter of technique, E-

Your goal is to capture the very best possible image. Therefore, LTZ, is right on target with minimizing camera/body movement. You moving along nicely developing that proper technique that give you better images.

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Old Jul 25, 2010, 12:40 PM   #7
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Thanks Sarah, i did take more photos but didn't want to swomp the forum as it wasn't needed. I was just posting to see if i was on the right track. i didn't mess with your settings except to take a coupld of macros.
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Old Jul 25, 2010, 1:52 PM   #8
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Your squirrel is a great capture. Personally I prefer the first image - think it is the blown highlight on his tail in the second that swings it for me . . . . mind you I do like the definition of his face & front paws in the second . . . .

I was trying to photo bees on flowers today - need to glue their feet down!
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Thanks Brownie. i took the bee as close as i could but when i saw it on screen i wasn't sure which way up he or she was,lol.
I prefer the first one too but was playing around with colour. still so much to learn.
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I like the squirrel more than the bee, and my bee-photos were a small "disaster" as well, lol. I'm a new FZ35/38 owner as well, and if you want to see my attempts of getting a bee on the screen it's right here: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pa...38-35-a-2.html.

Keep up the good work.

PS. I tried to find a squirrel today, but could not find any in the forest , but will check out how my scenery pics turned out tomorrow
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