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7th of May 2003 (Wed), 15:15
Here are 2 of my first macro shots. These were taken Easter Weekend after the family photos. I still had some space left on the CF Card so I snapped em. There was almost no post processing (just cropping and resizing for the web).
I do have two other galleries, with some baseball pics, but those are my practice galleries. Since I still haven't figured out action shots, any tips on settings, stance, philosohphy etc... would be appreciated. :D
I got my G3 in March, and have been loving every minute of it 8)
8th of May 2003 (Thu), 08:12
I left a post for you on ImageEvent but it didn't seem to send.
If you want suggestions or critiques on this forum you should put your images or requests in Critique Corner not Shared Photos. In Critique Corner you are asking for comments.
As you asked though #1 needs some cropping. That band of sky is wrecking your composition. Also in Macro shots people want to see detail and you must get in close. There is a lot of wasted space all around that should be cropped off........ more like your #2 image...
or even closer.
Good start though. Don't be afraid to get in close.
8th of May 2003 (Thu), 08:19
Your "Ripple" photo is really nice! The Macros are as eland says a bit too micro and they don't seem to be very sharp either. I have found that manual focus works better. You also need to take them on a day which isn't too windy and if you are just taking a flower, there is little reason not to use a tripod and the remote control or timer to keep the camera from moving when you press the shutter release button. Good luck!
8th of May 2003 (Thu), 10:45
Thanks for the critiques/compliments/suggestions! I'm new to this so any help is much appreciated. :)
I'm not sure why imageevent didn't post your message eland, unfortunately I've only had the account for a few days, so I'm not sure if it's me or if it is something wrong on their end...
I'll remove the sky from #1, and repost it to see how it looks...
You guys are right I should've gotten closer to the subject. Thankfully the wildflowers are just starting to come into their own here in Texas, so I'll have many more oppurtunities to practice. :D
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