Caught in the act

Discussion in 'Nature & Wildlife' started by BroMiCs, Aug 5, 2010.

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What photo should I enter into a contest

  1. Photo 1 - Bird

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  2. Photo 2 - Bee

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  3. Neither - You wouldn't win anything with these

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  1. BroMiCs

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    Hey everyone this is my first post!

    I am just getting into photography a little bit more serious now. (still just for fun) I have owned a digital camera since 1999 and have taken nearly 50 000 photographs but it wasn't till about a month ago that I finnaly purchased my First DSLR. I am using a Canon T2i (550D) with 18-55mm IS and 55-250mm IS.

    I am going to enter a photo contest and I have narrowed it down to two photo's I would like some advice as to which one of these I should enter or if I should enter these at all.

    Feel free to make any suggestions for any post processing as well as I am still new to all of this.

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    I honestly do not think that either of these two photos are going to win a contest. A macro lens would help to get a better look at insects and the backside of a bird is not very interesting. I also think that the lighting is horrible. Just my opinion, keep on trying!
     
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    Yea, I am gonna save up for a maco lense, but after dumping 1700 bux on this camera (yes I live in canada, things are expensive here) I will have to make do with what I have for now.

    I was trying to catch them in the air and the bee wasn't sticking around one flower, I had to follow them around for about half an hour. I ended up taking 50 photo's of the bee ON the flower but they take off and land so fast It was almost impossible to get him flying.

    I have to note that its not a proffesional photo contest, its a costco photo contest. I have seen a lot of the photo's that have been submitted and some past winners and nothing has really impressed me
     
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    I really like them! The rear view gives a look that most wouldn't even think of. I like the way each wing feather can be seen. And I like the angle of the light on the bee. I, personally, don't want to see the same stuff shot the same way. Dare to be different. Keep it up! But don't get stung.
     
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    Thanks jb

    Its funny how everyone thinks so differently. edouble didn't care for the back side of a bird at all.
    But that's why I posted here, to get different opinions

    I just thought it was interesting because most often ppl catch humming birds sitting on a perch or flying in the air, not often will you see one with his wings stretched out like that.
     
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    They are both well taken and for me #1 is the better pic - somthing to do with the semi transparent wings. I think the lighting comment is slightly harsh. Timing is everything, well done and hope to see more of your pics soon.
     
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    Yea, I think almost being able to see through the wings really reinforces how delicate these little guys are.. I mean.. It was no bigger than my thumb.. Thats a big pose for such a little guy!!....no wait.. it was a girl.. no red neck
     
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    Take your opinion and SHOVE IT.

    I would enter the bee.
    It captures the imagination and is something people pass by daily and never see.
     
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    Another witty comment by ixlr8. Do you put your super hero cape on when you sit down at your computer? As you have suggested to other people on this forum, take your middle finger and.....well you know what to do with it.
     
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    Hey man, I never claimed to be a pro an therefore any CC is ok with me. If he would have said, your pix suck and you should burn your camera and stick to drawing with crayons I may have been a lil more miffed but like i always say, to each his own..

    I know both photo's have flaws, I can see that myself. I have more technicaly perfect pix, but they flavor of this contest is geared more towards hobbiests and interesting pictures..

    Lets all just be friends >>> :hug:: :lmao:
     
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    I agree I am far from a pro!!!!!!! I give my honest opinion when people ask for, I appreciate the same when I ask for opinions. This way we all can become better photographers. And who knows, maybe win a contest here and there.
     
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    Well now that you ask, no.
    Taking silly comments into consideration, " that was a silly question.

    You know, instead of telling the man " HEY GOOD PIC" which they are, you enter the scene like some bigtime photo critic who has all the answers.
    Slinging your harsh opinions around in offensive manner and then ending your rhetoric with " Oh it's only my opinion."

    These are the types of actions that get you punched in the face in bars, but then you have no fear, keyboard warrior.
    Oh I can imagine it now. " Oh it's only"................and before you can get the last two words out.......you take a right cross in the mouth.

    Your pompous snobbery does nothing for me.

    Good day
     

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