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Old May 26, 2012, 4:47 PM   #1
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Here is what i have taken so far, I keep practising, lol., Well when the sun is out and the rain has stopped.

1) The two guinea pigs were taken through a shop window.

2)The Ladybird was taken in my garden.

3)The Magpie was taken in next door's garden and i didn't see the flies it was watching, not a clear shot i know but was playing with the zoom at 18x.

4)The Poppy was taken in my garden too, i was trying for DOF.

5)Just Bathed, this little Blue tit was in my garden and had just taken a bathing my bird bath and it shows, lol. He looks so raggedy.

CC always welcome and any comments on how to improve too.
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G'day Eysha

Good to see another set of images from you
May I offer comment - I'll keep to #1 & #2 and leave other pix to others here

#1 - I find it's very hard to shoot shop-window pix. Not only is everything / too much stuffed in for display, the items are so close together that there is no visual separation - which makes it very hard to get the main subject "in" and the other stuff "out"
My first glance at #1 showed me the "Snacking Nuts" and I fleetingly wondered the differences between UK snacking nuts and Aussie snacking nuts [my tummy does lots of thinking for me]. Then I saw the 2 animals - plastic or real? I wondered, decided on plastic- then my eye went to the window artwork ....
What I'm getting at is that the photo is very busy & my mind follows - and I miss out seeing what it is you are trying to show us

May I suggest you try it again at night when the lighting will be very different, maybe an overhead light will shine on 'something' and leave other bits in the dark

#2 - Good shot of the lady beetle on its stalk - but my eyes are taken away from it by the very bright patch of concrete? behind it.
I come home with all too many shots identical to this one - where I've seen something & qwik as a flash out comes the macro mode, click goes the shutter etc etc and when I get home, for the first time I look behind the subject at the background and start to beat myself over the head with the tissue box for failing to do it earlier

Maybe your tissue box is the same as mine - who knows??
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Old May 26, 2012, 5:13 PM   #3
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You are quite right Phil. I cannot re-take the first shot as the shop is miles away and I won't be back in that area.
Yes i saw the lady bird and grabbed the macro and didn't think about the background, I think mine will have to be a brick instead of a tissue box. Thanks for taking the time to comment, i do appreciate it.
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Nice set Eysha. Agree with Ozzie about watching out for those hot spots.
Keep them coming.

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I will try JJ, lol.
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G'day Eysha

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.... I think mine will have to be a brick instead of a tissue box. ...
Now listen 'ere woman ~ don't go hurtin' them there bricks > they've got feelings too
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LOL, ok Phil i will leave em bricks be for now.
I am off to Edinburgh for the day tomorrow and will post some shots when i get back,or Friday, but i am taking no chances so they will be taken on Auto cos it aint every day i get to go to Edinburgh. Terrible i know but....
I plead guilty and will try harder when i get home.
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G'day Eysha

Glad to hear that you're leaving the bricks alone
Suggestion - don't use 'auto' ... please use 'Program' as it's semi-auto with full menu operations open to you for WB & exposure +/- & AEB & all sort of other useful bitz

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OK Phil but if me piccys go wrong guess who i will blame? lol.
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eysha, I must say your photos are getting better and better everyday! You are getting good focus on your shots compare to a while back. Your colors are great too. Composition will come slowly, jut keep thinking about your shot before you press that shutter. We tend to forget about the background, and that is almost as important as your subject.

I really like the last two shots. The orange flower is very artistic, and the little bird is tack sharp and well composed.
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