Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by infever, Sep 15, 2004.
I am a newbie so please give me some suggestion/critique on the following pictures. Thanks!
I'm a photo newbie too but I'll still offer my opinion.
1st picture: Looks pretty good except the head of the little guy (what kinda lizard is htat anyway?) is slightly blurred while just a tad bit behind him is the part of him that's in focus. Still, I think it looks really good.
2nd picture: Looks kinda cool, but there's not really a lot to look at. I have a similar picture I took at the zoo of some fish from above water, and I think it looks cool but I still have to admit to myself there's not much to the picture. I don't know if you wanted the reflections to be there or not, but if not, a polarizing filter would help.
3rd picture: The camera wasn't held even because the horizon appears rather lopsided. There's a "ghost" (I believe that's the term, a reflection of light that shouldn't be there) in the ocean, to the right of the sun. I know lens hoods can help prevent these, but if you're shooting directly into the sun I'm not sure if there's a way to prevent this. I like the sky a LOT, but I would personally crop a bit of the water out (maybe starting just above the waves)
I don't know what kind of lizard it is. I found it on the sidewalk. You are right. It would be nicer if I can focus on its head. But it just moved too fast.
For the second picture, I tried to catch the waves which shows like a lot of circles. I though it would give the viewer a feeling that the turtle is moving. Seems it doesn't work.
In the third pic, I tended to catch both sky and wave. But seems the wave is too dark so I probably need to focus on the sky.
You'll die happier knowing that it's not a lizard. It's a Day Gecko of the genus Phelsuma, of which there are 68 known species and subspecies. The one pictured there is the most common type found in a pet store. So if you're not in Madagascar or somewhere boardering the Indian Ocean, it was someone's pet.
P.S. yeah, I'm one of those reptile liking people
dude, first the quail, and now the gecko's :shock:
Freaky aren't I?
Yeah it's probably not a bad idea to do that, because you can always crop later. I think the sky in that picture is absolutely gorgeous so I'd try to emphasize on that the most by cropping out the waves.
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