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Old Oct 21, 2006, 10:47 PM   #1
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After finding an interest in macros I found myself taking pictures of bugs almost exclusively. In the interests of getting better at all kinds of photography I have been making a concious effort to watch for good photo opportunities and take good photos that do not involve counting the hairs on a flea's butt. All constructive criticism appreciated.

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First shot I would say is a little dark - not enough detail in such a great dog for my liking (personal opinion of course).

Second shot - priceless. Money can't buy that sort of picture - I love it.



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Old Oct 21, 2006, 10:50 PM   #4
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Is the shallow depth of field a good thing here?

(Apparently there was either a dog hair on the lens or on the frog, I don't know which)
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Yep - works well for me. Can see who is holding the frog, without it being a distraction.

I would gues that the hair is in the lens.



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I think the depth of field is spot on. Very nice perspective.

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(Apparently there was either a dog hair on the lens or on the frog, I don't know which)
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Old Oct 22, 2006, 4:55 AM   #7
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Is the shallow depth of field a good thing here?
Yes, I think so too. The boy's (your son's?) blurred face gives us the situation without taking focus (pun? intended) from the main item, the frog. Keep posting!

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Cropping emphasises the frog more & a bit of editing license removed the offending hair and brings out some more detail in the frog.
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After finding an interest in macros I found myself taking pictures of bugs almost exclusively. In the interests of getting better at all kinds of photography I have been making a concious effort to watch for good photo opportunities and take good photos that do not involve counting the hairs on a flea's butt.

We should concentrate on taking pixrather than counting hairs on a flea's butt or posts on some nonsensical threads.

You have great pix rightthere of a peaceful and joyeous environ now that the heat wave is gone.

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Is the shallow depth of field a good thing here?

(Apparently there was either a dog hair on the lens or on the frog, I don't know which)

OT about trying different after looking at your son's pic and its focused subject upfront.

That is a very common approach. I want people to seethe result of putting the main subject in the blurred out background rather than the front. Sounds difficult?

I belong a photo group of Toronto where one female member has made it really really well. Her web site got a lot of traffic in this brilliant series . Amazing read of the response too

http://www.flickr.com/photos/airport...7594166233668/

It is fun

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