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Old Nov 9, 2008, 3:43 PM   #1
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This is a pic of our daughter being kissed by one of our does.


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Old Nov 11, 2008, 6:21 PM   #2
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A nice family memory and very cool that you have deer!!

You've put this in critiques/techniques so here are a few areas that might help out next time.

Shoot lower, get down to your subjects level or actually even lower. In photography try to think outside of the box, look for then angles that we wouldn't usually look at things from.

The metal bar is very distracting so find an angle where things in the foreground/background don't affect your shot.

Look at the lighting, your daughters face is in shadow so some fill flash would probably have helped quite a bit.
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Old Nov 11, 2008, 7:02 PM   #3
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Thank you for your tips. I really appreciate that. I will keep that in mind next time. I was not happy with the bar but it was one of those rare shots to have this particular doe kiss my daughter since she tends to keep herself at arms distance from the rest of us.
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I agree with Mark, except that the shot was probably a now-or-never one because the deer would be very unlikely to repeat the pose somewhere else!

I've fiddled with the picture a bit with Photoshop, & I tried to reduce the highlights of the little girl's dress and the deer's coat somewhat but couldn't. Still, maybe the result captures a bit more of the essence of the moment?
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Old Nov 11, 2008, 7:13 PM   #5
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Yes, definately. Thank you.

Do you find yourself having to photo edit all of your photos? I know I have to do that with mine but am trying to prevent too much editing by improving with my photo taking.
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I usually end up not just editing most of my photos, but deleting them! At the very least I nearly always need to rotate them slightly because the vision in my right eye (the one I use for the viewfinder) impels me to tilt the camera..... The next commonest need is to crop them.
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Yah, nice shot - captured a moment in time!

I always like to walk around a bit and get lots of shots in.

However, your chance of getting another kiss from another angle is probably non-existent.

Still, that's a shot you can keep for your daughter for the rest of her life!
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