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Old Feb 18, 2011, 6:20 AM   #11
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Thanks for the great comments guys!

Here are some new shots. First 2 are from the sunset yesterday. I'm not happy about the sharpness. How can I get it sharper? Both shots where taken with a slight zoom (3-4x), 125 iso, 1/125 shutter. Any tips?

With the last 3 I experimented with panning. Worked quite well if I may say so ^^ Used burst mode and had af tracking on (in manual mode). Still hard to follow a subject when you can not see it through your camera. Ow and I did it without a tripod, just standing there feeling like a policemen that is checking for speed.












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Old Feb 18, 2011, 10:17 AM   #12
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WOW..... They are outstanding.....
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Old Feb 18, 2011, 11:15 AM   #13
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Nice the photo with the bee has an amazing angle ! You did a good job with the moving cars. In the first two pics what is the aperture?

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Old Feb 18, 2011, 11:36 AM   #14
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Your tracking is excellent! I think the first 2 shots are pretty good too.
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Old Feb 19, 2011, 11:31 AM   #15
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Brilliant pics mate
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Old Feb 19, 2011, 5:54 PM   #16
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They're all great shots well done. You've made it too hard to pick a favourite.
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Old Feb 19, 2011, 8:46 PM   #17
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1. Creative shots in #3 and #4, though I would have liked the composition in #4 to be a little different.
2. As much as possible, please try and bring the full subject into the picture - the yellow bird is missing its tail.
3. For the reflection scenery, you can get the sky blue if you put the camera on spot focus and aim at the sky. Doing so may turn the trees darker, but you can shift the focus gradually to an area in between the sky and the tree and strike a balance where the sky's blue is retained but the trees don't turn dark. Give it a few more tries and you will know what I am saying.
Overall, well done!
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 2:12 PM   #18
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Thanks guys, your comments alone make me wanna go outside to make more pictures, or stay creatively inside!


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Nice the photo with the bee has an amazing angle ! You did a good job with the moving cars. In the first two pics what is the aperture?
Tried to coffer all info and forgot to mention that, it was 3.6f on both shots. Any idea how I could increase the sharpness?


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2. As much as possible, please try and bring the full subject into the picture - the yellow bird is missing its tail.
3. For the reflection scenery, you can get the sky blue if you put the camera on spot focus and aim at the sky. Doing so may turn the trees darker, but you can shift the focus gradually to an area in between the sky and the tree and strike a balance where the sky's blue is retained but the trees don't turn dark. Give it a few more tries and you will know what I am saying.
Overall, well done!
Thanks for the criticism!
2. I never really thought about keeping the whole subject in frame, will definitely keep that in mind.

3. I started the focus in the pool itself, the sky is blue in there. Guess it would have been better to have focused on the horizon and getting that good and the pool a little darker. Will go pool hunting the next time after rain :P
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Old Feb 21, 2011, 10:58 AM   #19
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Those are awesome photos! Don't look to me, like you need any tips; rather, we should get some from you!

Love the last one, and #2!
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great shots - congrats
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