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Dec 06, 2013 11:40 |  #8446

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Thanks for comments above!

That's a basilisk right? It's a nice shot of him, but seems kinda soft and doesn't stand out enough from the background bokeh 7/10. Would be a challenge to photograph him walking on water.

Yes it is a Basilisk. I agree with all of what you said. :cool:
It is funny that I get really good comments with some blah photos (on account of subject matter) on another site, but that is why I decided to try this one. I have never even tried action shots with these lizards and that was from my only chance shoot. My eyes are not the best so I would definitely try Ai servo. Hehe. I will keep that in mind now. ;-)a




  
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Dec 06, 2013 20:51 as a reply to  @ bugadrienne's post |  #8447

7/10 - I’m a newbie so consider the source – I really like the DOF but there isn’t much contrast in the background and the lizard.

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Dec 07, 2013 08:01 |  #8448

8/10: The subject is sharp and well defined. You've isolated him with a wide aperture (f/2.8?) which focusses attention on him but I don't feel lets us see enough of what's happening in the BG. Maybe narrowing the aperture to around f/4 would have given similar definition but also let us see just enough of the surroundings to set the scene. I'd use a little more vibrance to bring up subject definition but, other than that, good shot, I like it, particularly the expression you've captured :)

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Dec 07, 2013 10:11 |  #8449

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8/10: The subject is sharp and well defined. You've isolated him with a wide aperture (f/2.8?) which focusses attention on him but I don't feel lets us see enough of what's happening in the BG. Maybe narrowing the aperture to around f/4 would have given similar definition but also let us see just enough of the surroundings to set the scene. I'd use a little more vibrance to bring up subject definition but, other than that, good shot, I like it, particularly the expression you've captured :)

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Beautiful stones water and sky. The long exposure worked for the water and sky, but it could be much better when the air is calmer as the trees are blurred. 7/10

Here is one of the first photos I took when I got the T5i. I could use a lesson on how to get better shots of moving creatures.


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Dec 07, 2013 10:35 |  #8450

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4/10 It's a good start. :) It's usually best to get a front view vs. a rear view of a bug. I find bees hard to photograph since they are unpredictable as they fly around. Try something that crawls first and wait for it to sit still. Once it's still, take as many pictures as possible. You can always delete the bad ones later. ;) When I photograph insects, I often take 50+ of a single bug. In the end, I usually only keep 1-2.


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Dec 07, 2013 11:03 |  #8451

[QUOTE=Insecto;1650869​7]4/10 It's a good start. :) It's usually best to get a front view vs. a rear view of a bug. I find bees hard to photograph since they are unpredictable as they fly around. Try something that crawls first and wait for it to sit still. Once it's still, take as many pictures as possible. You can always delete the bad ones later. ;) When I photograph insects, I often take 50+ of a single bug. In the end, I usually only keep 1-2.QUOTE]

Thanks. I do usually take alot of photos, even of stationary things. Just trying to get the effects I want. Sometimes it works. :D

I like the bokeh and delicate feel of the mushroom photo. Sometimes on these types of photos, the other parts in focus distract me. Though, I find it hard to get the angle I want without getting other things in focus when I do it.

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Dec 07, 2013 13:35 |  #8452

i would burn those white highlights in the bokeh, they are distracting. Plus, maybe reduce some shadows to see the detail on the head area.
6/10

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Dec 07, 2013 19:17 as a reply to  @ ekfaysal's post |  #8453

6/10 The color is nice, the plate in the foreground is distracting. It's a boring subject, but captured adequately.

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Dec 08, 2013 00:15 |  #8454

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6/10 The color is nice, the plate in the foreground is distracting. It's a boring subject, but captured adequately.
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Neat pic! I love the perspective. Only nitpick is that a string covers his right eye. 8/10

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Dec 08, 2013 04:11 |  #8455

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Neat pic! I love the perspective. Only nitpick is that a string covers his right eye. 8/10

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nice one. Great catch, composition is good. 8/10

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Dec 08, 2013 08:27 |  #8456

6/10
The heavy clouds and trees drew my attention. The city below and mountains would be nice subjects for me... The trees bloced a great view actually.

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Dec 08, 2013 10:42 |  #8457

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The heavy clouds and trees drew my attention. The city below and mountains would be nice subjects for me... The trees bloced a great view actually.

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I would give it a 6.5/10
I don't necessarily love the composition but I can't tell you exactly why. It just doesn't do anything for me. The long shutter speed makes the water look awesome but everything else in the photo is a little blurry and it makes me subconsciously squint.

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Dec 08, 2013 10:50 |  #8458

Like the tones and the warmth of the photo. I think it could have been improved if the railing to the right was seen and stretched toward the back rather than through her arm. (7/10).

BTW, I saw your edit on Reddit and I do like how much you warmed it up but kept the skin tones.

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Dec 08, 2013 10:57 |  #8459

haha a fellow redditor. Thanks for the tidbit!
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Dec 08, 2013 10:59 |  #8460

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haha a fellow redditor. Thanks for the tidbit!
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Haha yeah, certain comradarie when finding a fellow Redditor


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