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    First Macro and Rodeo (11 photos)

    All I can pretty much say, is tear these pictures apart. The only way I am going to learn is to have people tell me waht I am doing wrong (and right I guess).

    The rodeo pictures, my regrets are: not bringing a tripod, and not chaning my ISO until almost the very end. (Also, I use using a 70-210mm from the 1980s, so some camera shakes was present.)

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    I really like the 3rd and 8th. The third has, imo, the best composition of the macros, and as for the eighth, it's just really good! This, I must say, is a weird combination of images

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    wow! some great shots...but then #8...that blows me outa the water, thats aboslutely fantastic.
    Try upping the saturation on each shot, that should make them a lille more striking...
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    Thank you very much for the comments. I will try fixing them up in photoshop .

    The reason the 8th picture actually showed bcause that was one where I remember to bump up the ISO . Should have remembered before hand.

    Anyways, thanks

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    I love Stampede12 and Stampede10! In 12, I think you've really captured the speed and energy, as well as the determination of the horse and rider. This might have potential as a B&W shot, have you tried that? 10 is just a great portrait. I don't know if the composition is intentional or accidental, but I really like it.

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    Nice shots - the one suggestion i can give for the rodeo shots is - decrease the depth of field. U have great subjects, but the rest of the picture is in focus and distracts from the main subject.

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    I think the moment you captured in #7 (the rodeo clown) is awesome. Just shows you how close these guys get in order to save guys they hardly know.

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    Once again. The replies are much appreciated.

    I changed the 8th photo to black and white, and I was surprisingly delighted with the results. It was not hte fact that I actually found the button to convert, (new at photoshop obviously), but how it brought so much additional character to the photo.

    The second last shot was a 'point and shoot' so to speak. I was just taking a walk thorugh the barns, and this one just hapened to look around, which was a different view from the long row of rather large behinds, so I snapped it. Once it was up on my comptuer, I couldn't decide whether I loved the shot for the 'humor', or if the forground was a distraction. Glad to hear someone elses opinion.

    Just as a side note. Just want to thank the members of TPF, as I rarely post, but I am alway on and viewing your photos. Just by seeing what can be done and how, it has inspired me to try new things, adn I am slowly inching away from the flowers and bugs, as subjects, and experimenting.

    Thanks

 

 

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