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Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Echoes1024, Apr 15, 2006.
What do you guys think of these?
Very nice! What are you shooting?
I realy like the 1st one with the Bee flying in the background.
Wow man. I am in awe. Truly amazing. Keep up the AMAZING work!
The first 2 were taken with a Nikon D100. The last was with a Nikon Coolpix 8800. The camera doesn't really matter though...
Thanks a lot guys!
I really like all of them. You should duplicate them and try adding effects to them (ie:Black & White, Septia) especially the last one I think it would look great in black and white as well as in colour.
How did you get such a nice shot when pointing the camera in the direction of the sun?? Filters or something?
No... I don't really have any filters for my Coolpix. I just took a series of shots of the sunset and this came out best. I can post the EXIF data if it matters...
Haha, no no, you don't need to post any EXIF data. It's not that I don't believe you. It's just that it's very difficult to shoot towards the sun and have it come out so nice looking, and your point and shoot did that just fine. Was just interested, that's all.
Great photos though. Any editing done on the 2nd (cat) photo? The eyes really stand out.
Yes, the others do look pretty bad. This is the only that really stood out.
Thank you. Yes, I de-saturated the 2nd photo while making it so that the cat's eye retains its color. Most people don't notice it but it does to the "effect" of the photo.
Took these a few hours ago. Can't believe she didn't move!
Wow that bee sure is a willing model to pose for free!
The shot of the flower and bee is very beautiful. The colors of the bee and flower blend well with the green of the background.
The cat is framed nicely with the leaves. Also, the bokeh is a nice touch that borders the top frame to draw attention to the kitty.
A sun without a lens flare! You got that so wonderfully with a point and shoot! It is tricky to get the sun so well-defined in a photo. Was the photo cropped? Maybe you should crop the photo a bit tighter to close off the trees more.
The cat is framed nicely with the leaves. Also, the bokeh is a nice touch that borders the top frame to draw attention to the kitty.[/QUOTE]
Nope... It wasn't modified in anyway except maybe a crop or two.
What do you think of the butterfly photos?
Absolutly stunning. I can't believe you were able to take so many pictures of it with out it flying away
Haha me neither! I took well over 70 shots, from every angle I could think of. I just posted these 4 cause these are my favourites.
I really like the 2nd and 4th butterfly shots. I guess the 4th shot really could have been better, but it shows you just how small that butterfly is in comparison with your hand.
Did you hand hold the camera while shooting, or was this all done using a tripod? What about the shot with the bee?
Oh, and lense(s) used for the butterfly and bee shots?
Nicely composed shot for the sun then!
The butterfly shots are wonderful. I too am amazed that it didn't fly away with you being so close to it!
I took quite a few shots with my hand, I attached 3 more. Let me know if you feel any of them is better. I also attached the uncropped version of the 2nd picture. Lemme know if you feel the crop could be better.
Yes, it was all handheld, didn't really have the time to go and fetch my tripod! The lens for the Bee shot was a Nikkor 80-200mm F2.8 and for the Butterfly shots, 24-85 F2.8. The 80-200 always provides an excellent background when using a large aperture for a shallow DOF.
I'm really glad you guys like my photos, it makes me feel I'm improving.
Btw any of you over at Flickr?