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Re: Photography
« Reply #480 on: Apr 28, 2010, 09:04:06 PM »
Tom, I love the water pressure gauge and the irrigation lines. Definite favs.


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Re: Photography
« Reply #481 on: Apr 30, 2010, 07:48:49 PM »
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Re: Photography
« Reply #482 on: Apr 30, 2010, 09:33:19 PM »
man i flippin hate snakes, i will scream like a girl and run
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Re: Photography
« Reply #483 on: May 01, 2010, 08:56:55 AM »
man i flippin hate snakes, i will scream like a girl and run

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Re: Photography
« Reply #484 on: May 01, 2010, 07:03:49 PM »
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Re: Photography
« Reply #485 on: May 02, 2010, 08:18:37 PM »
man i flippin hate snakes, i will scream like a girl and run

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Re: Photography
« Reply #486 on: May 02, 2010, 11:24:27 PM »
Played with the quality setting on my camera a while back and haven't since taken pics, until today.  I think I previously had it on good, then there's better and best.  I bumped it up to best.  Honestly the quality isn't any better than before, almost seems worse, only difference being the pics are now huge!  It's a pain resizing to post them now, but here's a few from today.  Only setting that didn't seem to suffer so much was on closeups
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Re: Photography
« Reply #487 on: May 02, 2010, 11:28:09 PM »
nate, what camera are you using?

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Re: Photography
« Reply #488 on: May 02, 2010, 11:31:22 PM »




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Re: Photography
« Reply #489 on: May 03, 2010, 07:27:47 AM »
Nice work on that first shot Jon, that is a tough focus capture.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #490 on: May 03, 2010, 09:42:37 PM »
nate, what camera are you using?

Kodak dx6340.  Got it late 04 and it's been through quite a bit and taken tons of pics.
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Re: Photography
« Reply #491 on: May 03, 2010, 09:46:39 PM »
Nice work on that first shot Jon, that is a tough focus capture.

Pretty sure that's Jon riding and somebody else snapping the pic.  I'd say the dude from gotbluemilk, but there'd probably be a watermark if it was theirs. 
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Re: Photography
« Reply #492 on: May 03, 2010, 09:57:18 PM »
Pretty sure that's Jon riding and somebody else snapping the pic.  I'd say the dude from gotbluemilk, but there'd probably be a watermark if it was theirs. 

yea thats me riding, and my friend that works for the race track takes the photos. hes got a zoom lens thats about 2 feet long. I used his camera before to take photos of him.
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Re: Photography
« Reply #493 on: May 06, 2010, 03:19:19 PM »
I know quite a few of you out there are more than amateur but even us amateurs; What camera do you use? What lenses do you most often carry?

Please post a picture or two of your more favorite shots.  :beerchug:


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Re: Photography
« Reply #494 on: May 17, 2010, 09:42:05 PM »
Please be as brutal as you can.

My least favorite is the penguins, most favorite is the bee, bear is ok.

Let me know what you think.









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« Reply #495 on: May 17, 2010, 10:09:35 PM »
I really like the bear better than the bee.  But I do like the bee.  I think if the bee was on a flower that wasn't orange, the bee would pop out more.  But looks good.  But the bear, leaves you to wonder what is he looking at?  Lunch, wishing he had 3D glasses so he can watch Avatar in 3D, or that crazy photographer.   :rofl2:

The penguins, is definitely a no go.  The background sucks.  



Edit:  my wife likes the penguins, but she is a penguin fan.  But she does agree that the background definitely is distracting.  Now if you were to have gotten the picture with the background out of focus, like the bear, then the penguins would be good.  But since the rocks is right there behind them, I know it's hard to do.
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Re: Photography
« Reply #496 on: May 18, 2010, 06:22:21 AM »
Thanks Cheese.

I agree about the penguins.

I tried to move the bee to another flower, but it was beeing very uncooperative and resistant.

Thanks for being honest :thumbs:

I'll have a couple more shots up tonight.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #497 on: May 19, 2010, 06:17:54 AM »
3 more, what do you think?








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« Reply #498 on: May 19, 2010, 09:29:16 AM »
Pic #1 ~  The flowers is fighting for attention.  My eyes keep going toward the flowers to the right.  And not toward the monkey, which I'm assuming was your subject?  Even though the background is out of focus, it still is too busy.  Is that another monkey? or is it a tiger thinking about dinner?
I do like the monkey, but the environment seems to distract me from him.  If he had a different surrounding, grassy meadow and less distractions, he would really stand out more.   


Pic #2 ~  Did you try it in B&W?  I like it as it is tho to.  But I think B&W might make his hand pop out more.  And maybe darken the background to get the focus more on the hand and fence.  Cause in B&W the white fur/hair in the background is gonna get bright and that might wash out the rest of the pic.  But overall this is my favorite of the 3. 

Pic #3 ~  The peacock is growing on me. The "eyes" on the feathers are popping out and look like they are floating, and his color is incredible.  The only issue, it's growing on my though, is the lighting behind him.  The light is illuminating the quill part of the of the feathers.  In one aspect its distracting, but in another aspect it's showing the complexity of his plumage.  My eyes want to see more of his plumage.  Is this picture cropped in?  Cause I'm wanting to see more of this picture.  It's really growing on me.  My eyes keep going to the edge of the picture looking for more of his plumage.  Like I said, it's growing on me more and more I look at it. 

Hope this helps Kyle.   :thumbs:
I just hope that one day I can get close to where you are now in my ability to take pictures. 

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Re: Photography
« Reply #499 on: May 19, 2010, 09:34:50 AM »
I've got another shot of just the monkey with a closer frame, I'll try that one tonight.

I tried the foot in B&W, but it didn't really do anything for me, I'll post it up for ya.

The peacock is full frame, no crop, don't have any wider shots of it either. I do have one with more angle, but same zoom.

BTW, lens for all of these is the Sigma 70-300mm Macro

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Re: Photography
« Reply #500 on: May 20, 2010, 06:22:57 AM »
Uno mas

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« Reply #501 on: May 20, 2010, 06:28:30 AM »
I love that one!  




On the funny side~
Looks like he's been snorting some dirt.  Yeah, that's the good stuff!!   :smoke:  :rofl2:
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Re: Photography
« Reply #502 on: May 20, 2010, 06:39:21 AM »
Thanks!

The only thing I don't like about it is the too shallow DOF. About an inch behind his eyes his fur goes OOF. I should have used f8 instead of f5.6. Oh well though.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #503 on: May 20, 2010, 07:23:00 AM »

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Re: Photography
« Reply #504 on: May 20, 2010, 10:49:51 AM »
Please be as brutal as you can.

My least favorite is the penguins, most favorite is the bee, bear is ok.

Let me know what you think.


Two things: 1. The flower, as mentioned by Cheese needs to be a different color and 2. The subject in directly in the middle of the photo...and that is a no no :P


Agrees with Cheese. The bg is distracting and the penguins blend in way too much with it. Could also be a bit brighter (though the darkeness I think just might be my monitor so take that with a grain of salt).


Good shot. The only thing I might have done differently would have been moving the subject slightly more to the left and slightly more towards the top. Does that makes sense?


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« Reply #505 on: May 20, 2010, 10:52:06 AM »
Thanks! I agree on the first two. I have a wider shot of the bear head, but it's not so great. Just a touch OOF.

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« Reply #506 on: May 20, 2010, 10:57:46 AM »
3 more, what do you think?


Again, as Cheese mentioned my eye keeps being pulled to the purple flowers to the left as well. I also keep moving from the in focus monkey to the blurred monkies in the background. They are terribly distracting because they are not in focus and I keep trying to see them. :(


I like it. It's expressive in a non emotional way...if you will. I just really like the black padding of the foot against their tan fur and the crispness and color of the fence go very nicely with the whole photo.


Fabulous!. I might have backed off the zoom just slightly to give a better reference as to just how enormous his tail is but other than that I love it. :)

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Re: Photography
« Reply #507 on: May 21, 2010, 07:01:41 AM »
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Re: Photography
« Reply #508 on: May 23, 2010, 02:34:07 PM »
mini, what camera do you use?

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Re: Photography
« Reply #509 on: May 23, 2010, 03:55:24 PM »
mini, what camera do you use?
Two Canon EOS 40D's (the shots above)
Canon EOS Digital Rebel
Canon Rebel G Film
Canon EOS Elan 7 Film
Canon PowerShot SD790IS Digital
Lego 3mp
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Really depends on what I'm carrying and what I'm doing. :gap:

For glass I have Canon, Phoenix and Sigma

 
 
 
 
 

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