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Old Aug 12, 2010, 11:21 AM   #1
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...with my wife and our kids, we didn't catch any fish, but I did catch some nice photos
some of the pictures have been cropped, otherwise they are straight from the cam with no PP.
Think I had a good day today...









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Old Aug 12, 2010, 8:18 PM   #2
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id like to know what exactly is goin on in that last one ..

very nice series, looks like you good some good catches afterall
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Strange that the toad shot is soft ... I wonder why ?

Some of the other shots you need to get closer because the subjects are getting lost in the frame. However .... that last shot of the mating dragonflies makes up for the others, focus spot on, great subject matter - excellent shot !
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Strange that the toad shot is soft ... I wonder why ?

Some of the other shots you need to get closer because the subjects are getting lost in the frame. However .... that last shot of the mating dragonflies makes up for the others, focus spot on, great subject matter - excellent shot !
hi there, not sure why the toad got so soft...i will look at the original later and compare...the dragonfly mating I cropped quite a bit...but i am satisfied with the shot

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Good capture on the last one, CT!

Just a note, if you include the EXIF data with your post, it would help us make suggestions
as to what you might try next time to help you improve your shots.
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Old Aug 14, 2010, 8:16 AM   #6
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Good capture on the last one, CT!

Just a note, if you include the EXIF data with your post, it would help us make suggestions
as to what you might try next time to help you improve your shots.
hi and thanks!

the exif are at my gallery (in my signature) all pics are in gallery1 if you wan't the exif...(it should also be availible in the picture if downloaded, but maybe picasaweb strips it in all but the full version of the file?

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Some really nice views of life at the shoreline. As others have mentioned, the mating meadowhawk dragonflies is especially nice. I also realy like the color, lines & selective sharpness in the grasshopper photo. Might have composed it differently, with the grasshopper on the left side, but that is just a matter of personal taste...
Were you using autofocus or manual on the toad photo? All those grass-stems could have confused the AF...
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thanks mole, well, I am not a friend of the manuel focus just yet, when the subject is in focus the green light/sound fires and sometimes it is in focus sometimes not, so for now I rely on the AF,...but your are correct, maybe the focus was at a grass straw instead of the frog?

I will post a picture with grasshopper on the left if you want
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Great series. I think you had more fun than if you caught a fish!

Wonderful shots of the Odonates.

I agree with Mole that with wildlife you should always leave space for the subject to move into when possible.

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I love the last picture.. it's always special to get an intimate shot like that
Hope to find some dragonflies around here also.
Try to use MF more often, especially for shots like those. At first I was an AF guy myself but when I forced myself to manually focus because I bought a manual 50mm 1.7 and some manual teleconverters and macro-rings I kind of got used to it. And after a while you start to use MF rather than AF. Just give it a try
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