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Old Feb 20, 2008, 12:32 AM   #1
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So this is the end of my first week with my new friend. So far i think this friendship will last a long time. Yes, i am talking about my new Nikon D80.

I selected the photo that I, and some friends, liked the most and thought id see what you guys have to say.

Nikon D80, 18-70, 62mm, 1/500, f4.5, ISO 100



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Old Feb 20, 2008, 2:38 AM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to the D80 club!

The composition is quite good, but you really need to push the highlights. Make the swan white. Bring it to the brink of clipping... maybe even clip a little.

Also, I found your enormous signature distracting. I've never understood why people do this.
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Old Feb 20, 2008, 12:36 PM   #3
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the aspect ratio for the crop doesnt work for me.

what was the full image like??

dark water and brilliant white swans make for very dificult shooting too

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this is the full image. I cropped it like i did because i wanted a long and thin image for my computer background. The swan decided on seemed to work.


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i actualy do like the framing on the full image more partly due to the forground rocks under the water, just a shame about the 2nd swan with head under water.

id be looking at other shots just to see if u got one with the background swan in a nicer pose and swap them over.

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Old Feb 23, 2008, 6:27 PM   #6
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Keep snapping away with that D80, the more you do the more you'll love it. at first you will find lots to learn about it (like any decent camera) but once all that is falling into place it's a dream. Love the shot - I would play around with some diffeent crops and maybe even clone out the other swan...I like the foregound stones and the ducks al around. Difficult contrast to deal with - I would also be tempeted to lower the contrast setting on the camera for this a touch.

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