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Feb 20, 2017 12:46 |  #16

tonylong wrote in post #18279515 (external link)
This comment makes a very good point. the squirrel has a distinct facial expression, which is not so common with "candid" wildlife photos! it gives the impression of what you could call "character" or "personality! Heck, those of us who spend time with critters such as dogs or cats really thrive when those critters show some lively facial expressions (and photos that bring that out are well-loved!

And so,as you spend time around those critters, it pays to be patient and certainly watchful! Sometimes you may observe the subject being "active", and getting a set/sequence of shots can really pay off, because there is a chance you may catch one of those expressions!

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Feb 20, 2017 13:06 |  #17

Just adding my one sentence comment........If it's kid's or animals doing cute things, it's seems to be popular.


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Feb 20, 2017 13:20 |  #18

Very similar shot without the human emotion, or look of surprise


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Feb 20, 2017 13:22 |  #19

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Very similar shot without the human emotion, or look of surprise
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Close, Jeff.... but not quite as engaging as the first one. The first one brings you into squirrel brain, somehow.


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Feb 20, 2017 13:23 as a reply to  @ Phoenixkh's post |  #20

Yes,...


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Feb 20, 2017 13:29 |  #21

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Jeff, people enjoy an image where an animal seems to show emotion. Your squirrel looks surprised. I think viewers would make the jump to "This squirrel is surprised about all that snow" whether or not it was true. And your subject is a cute small animal.

Also, what Tom said.

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somewhat anthropomorphized animal in the photo, viewers find it charming when they see 'people-like' characteristics and behavior in animals and are amused by it.

Photos go beyond 'technically perfect' and 'compositionally well done' for most laypeople...why they do not object to seeing mis-exposed bulls-eyed subject, and post scenes with grey snow.


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Feb 20, 2017 13:49 |  #22

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This one does have some of the facial expression, but the curved axis from head down through midsection isn't there to suggest that the sq is just now turning around, and too much of the body is out of focus.


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Feb 20, 2017 13:58 |  #23

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This one does have some of the facial expression, but the curved axis from head down through midsection isn't there to suggest that the sq is just now turning around, and too much of the body is out of focus.

Yes I was still at f5 and was in the process of thinking more depth


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Feb 20, 2017 15:05 |  #24

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I really, really love this one as well. The depth of field is shallower, but you still mange to get both the face and the front feet in focus, which is what really counts the most. I would love to see more image to the right of the squirrel - if there were more canvas in that direction, it would make a great photo at a 2:1, or possibly even a 3:1 aspect ratio.

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Feb 20, 2017 16:22 |  #25

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I really, really love this one as well. The depth of field is shallower, but you still mange to get both the face and the front feet in focus, which is what really counts the most. I would love to see more image to the right of the squirrel - if there were more canvas in that direction, it would make a great photo at a 2:1, or possibly even a 3:1 aspect ratio.

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Unfortunately Tom that is the entire image as shot zero crop and they have little to no processing. I would have stretched the right side as well.


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Feb 20, 2017 16:28 |  #26

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Unfortunately Tom that is the entire image as shot zero crop and they have little to no processing. I would have stretched the right side as well.

But some folks are masters of Photoshop, and would have little difficulty in creating the additional canvas. .That's pretty much where I was going with my suggestion of more canvas.

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Feb 20, 2017 16:55 as a reply to  @ Tom Reichner's post |  #27

Yes I know, and the back ground lends itself to it very well


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Feb 20, 2017 17:13 |  #28

One that I felt the same way about.


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Feb 22, 2017 12:18 |  #29

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May I make a suggestion? I think this image would be a perfect fit for the current DSLR Speed Challenge:
http://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1476306

But if you are interested in entering it there, you'd need to hurry - challenge closes at midnight tonight!

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Feb 22, 2017 12:33 as a reply to  @ post 18279425 |  #30

I can't judge my own pictures either. One pic I thought was awesome was met with dead silence, another one got all sorts of praise.




  
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