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sallyyoung Aug 16, 2005 9:13 PM

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My first nature shot - I got way up close and it was a little dark under the brush, plus a very cloudy day. Shot with rebel xt, 85mm f5.6 - thank goodness for the IS, since it was a 1/8 second exposure - and ISO 400.

Any advice appreciated as I'm a total newbie!

thanks
sally



Widowmaker Aug 17, 2005 6:59 PM

Looks promising. Just a few notes and keep in my this is just my opinion. If the subject will sit still, choose a tripod over IS so you can use lower ISO and get a clearer shot all around. Even with IS this shot turned out a bit soft. I would also have shot tighter or cropped tighter. The dead growth in the corner does nothing for the shot if you ask me.
The frog and its reflection could make a great shot.

Hards80 Aug 17, 2005 7:06 PM

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i agree with widowmaker.. i did a quick edit to show a little tighter crop and to clean up the background.. i also boosted the saturation just a bit and did a little unsharp mask... keep in mind this is a quick edit and i didn't blend everything in real well..

330 Aug 27, 2005 4:17 PM

Like the crop


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