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Old Mar 29, 2011, 12:10 AM   #1
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Default Everglades Wildlife - first attempts

Hi everybody, so these are my first attempts at capturing wildlife. I was vacationing in Florida recently, and of course brought my camera gear! I used my 70-200 2.8 and my pentax K-r for these. (these are sharper on my flickr account, so if you care, you can see those here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ewheele...7625733675538/

Please feel free to critique. I love learning from others!

To me, these animals are very unique, as I live in Massachusetts and rarely see these. But these may be very common to others, lol.

Thanks for looking!

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Old Mar 29, 2011, 1:02 AM   #2
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stong set. i think these turned out good. very nice inaugural wildlife shoot.
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Old Mar 29, 2011, 1:10 AM   #3
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I would watch the black lighting, it silhouette your subject to a degree in number 4
Shooting is strong sunlight, with a white subject in 3, you may want to ev down to avoid blowing out the whites.

But overall a very strong set, Love 10, good bif
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Very good shots. Been to the Everglades and it really is a special place.


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I think #6 is awesome! And #12 is pretty wild, those eyes! I'm jealous of #10, I have yet to be successful with BIFs...
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Great series.
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thanks everyone!

yeah, im still experimenting with EV and being able to change it throughout a shoot, instead of just leaving it and forgetting about it. I am working on it, lol. So many settings to remember about!
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Wow that is a truely fab series of shots for your first time out capturing wildlife - great clarity and composition - well done. Keep em coming
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thank you very much! I was very pleased and surprised with the results as well. Im still working on getting exposures and focus better though, always trying to improve!
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