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Old Sep 7, 2008, 8:55 AM   #1
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Old Sep 7, 2008, 8:22 PM   #2
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Very nice! Congratulations. I see you're having fun.

I also notice that all the EXIF data is stripped out of the image, so we can't see any info about the image (focal length, aperture, ISO, camera model, etc.).

About the composition, I like to give a little more room in front of a subject that behind it, especially if it's moving. Do with that what you want, but it also corresponds to the rule of thirds that some people here swear by.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I am having fun. As the bird moved down the shoreline, it passed in front of me within 15 feet or so.

I didn't remove the EXIF data purposely. I don't I know enough about it yet to remove it (even if I wanted to). I am guessing it was removed when I cropped it.

I spent about anhour yesterday in a nearby county park in Tampa Bay. I just used the "auto" functionality. I am still becoming familar with all the in's and out's of the controls.

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Sony A700

70 mm kit lens

F/9

ISO 200

Exposure time 1/320

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Here's another version of the picture from a different angle.

The particulars are the same: F/9, ISO 200, exposure time = 1/320.


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I edited this one a little, but I'm not sure I like the blue-ish tones. I used Picnik "auto adjust", but I think I'll try it manually next time.


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I like the second one. Maybe it's just me, but I like to follow the look of an animal stalking its prey.That can happen in the second shot, but not in the first. There's more of a story in the photo that way.
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I agree with you. I'll definitely pay more attention to that in the future.


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