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Old Jul 19, 2005, 9:27 AM   #1
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Hello all,

I'm just a one and a halfmonth old photographer, so I can do with a lot of help!

I've made those shots during my lunch pause with 350D and SIGMA 70-300 APOMACRO in macro position (obviously). All are handheld as I can't carry a tripod confortably on my bike!

I know there are many things to improve in here, so let me know it all. I would appreciate a bit of focus on composition in your comments.

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Old Jul 19, 2005, 9:30 AM   #2
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Old Jul 19, 2005, 9:31 AM   #3
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I croped this one as there were many disturbing elements around
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Old Jul 19, 2005, 11:02 AM   #4
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the first two are ok, not remarkable...a bee on a flower. the third one is the most interesting and makes good usage of macro capabilities. i don't know what the original looked like but the crop is quite nice and has the most potential imho. i love macro, just keep going with it i think you're on the right track.
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Old Jul 19, 2005, 8:27 PM   #5
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wow you learned to type and use a camera at an early age... most 1.5 month olds aredoing good just to look at you..
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Old Jul 19, 2005, 8:28 PM   #6
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but ok.. for the crititique..

for the first two.. .fill the frame with your subject and use a less distracting background.. a good all green background will look better than the white flowers..
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Old Jul 19, 2005, 8:49 PM   #7
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for the moth.. next time.. don't clip the wings.. again watch the background.. and its just a bit overexposed...

but you are on the right track... keep trying..
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most 1.5 month olds aredoing good just to look at you..
well, I'm a fast learner :blah:
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and its just a bit overexposed
maybe more than a "bit"... I've tried to look what can be done in terms of treatment, and it gives something like that. The problem is that the back wing becomes too bright:?.
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a bee on a flower
i.e. BORING !!!!

Thank you both, maybe more ideas from other?
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Old Jul 20, 2005, 2:35 AM   #9
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in general expose for the highlights.. once something is overexposed to the point of blowing the highlight, its irrecoverable.. but if you expose to get the highlights correct, its pretty easy to pull details out of the darker rest of the picture..
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