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Old Apr 24, 2010, 10:20 AM   #1
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 10:27 AM   #2
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I'm not sure, but I think the WB is a little off, it seem a bit cold, however I'm in a different room to normal and don't have my screen calibrator plugged in so it could be the light in here.

With the shot the goose is a little lost in all the grass. If you could have shot with a shallower dof so that the foreground grass was out of focus then this would have helped bring the eye to the subject more.

The composition works just fine but for me too much distraction.
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 10:34 AM   #3
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100-300mm lens at f5.6, 100mm
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 10:40 AM   #4
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I think I may have lightened the photo too much in PSE - the original had deeper color and was a little warmer, I think. I struggled with the composition, in the end keeping the clump of grass in the bottom right in its entirety rather than clipping it, at the cost of diminishing the subject. Let me take another crack at that...
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I agree with being too light too, didn't put it in the first post as didn't want to totally bash you (see everyone I can be nice at times).

Could you have shot with a wider aperture at 100mm or is f5.6 as wide as you can go. Anything to get the dof down would be good.

I'm also jealous of people having nice nature to shoot, I'm struggling to find anything. I did go Camel riding but not sure any of my photos were that good due to still needing crutches when on the ground and on the camel one hand was needed at all times to hold on.
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 10:43 AM   #6
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Here's a different crop of the shot.
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Yep, that crop works better. So if you could have framed tighter (also helping get the dof down) on the original you would have a nice one.

Well it's the weekend so I think you should get back out there
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I can go to f4.5 I think at 100mm, so a tiny gain. I was trying to step it down a tad without compromising my ISO speeds too much in order to sharpen the subject. Egad this stuff really is a challenge.
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I can go to f4.5 I think at 100mm, so a tiny gain. I was trying to step it down a tad without compromising my ISO speeds too much in order to sharpen the subject. Egad this stuff really is a challenge.
Yep, photography is a challenge but it's a fun one, if it was easy I don't think it would hold our interest so much and there wouldn't be the desire to take it to the next level that lots of people have.
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 11:35 AM   #10
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Although this internet thing should be old hat by now, I still find it amazing that living in Iowa I can interact with someone in Egypt so easily. I agree, this is a fun hobby and the more I learn, the more I respect the pro shots. I'm headed out to the nest to take a few more shots before the rain starts. I hope that if I come back often enough I'll score some shots of the goslings. National Geographic, here I come!!! OK, maybe National Enquirer...
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