Central PA critters

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  1. lvcrtrs

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    Made my way out ot Central PA last week for a few days. Of course I'm always on the look out for animals. Assume all potentially dangerous wild things were shot at 300mm and cropped - a lot :D. All with a 70-300.
    I did find a few babies along the way. A professional Nikon photographer told me they use +.3 a lot with their Nikons cause it can use it and it doesn't make too much difference so that's why it's on mine a lot of times. When you don't know, you just try anything that people who know more suggest.

    1. Bison baby - oh my gosh, too cute
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    2. Butterflies dating
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    3. Chippi
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    4. Cougar
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    5. Deer baby
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    6. Frog with golden eyes
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    7. Gray Wolf - only got 2 shots of him, one with his head sort of peeking out from behind a tree and this one. I like the peeking one but you see him better in this one.
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    8. Wild Turkeys ?
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    9. Red snake
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    10. Basking turtle reunion
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    Love the butterflys!!! Fantastic shot!!!

    cougar is a purty puttums... I bit on the cool side, but otherwise ok.
    Same w/ the Turkeys. I would try to warm them up a bit.

    Love the wolf, and composition on the turtles.

    Your faun is a bit blown out on the hind end, but otherwise nice shot.
     
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    Thanks Soocom1. I am finally going to sneak out of work and go look for a book for my PSE7. I need something with picture examples and not too technical. But I'm getting frustrated not really knowing how to make things better. Sometimes I try to move all those sliders around and I then I think it's worse than it started. I think it's time to try to get some real understanding on the basic PP.
     
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    One thing that I will warn you about though.... When doing shot of various critters, sometimes the shot is good with vegetation or earth type obstacles only if they enhance the image. I would try different angles to get the vegetation out of the way of the animal. I know that many times you cant, but to strive for that kind of shot will help propel you over other shots. Thats why I LOVE the butterfly's.

    The bison is really nice, but the baby is hidden. A different angle (if poss. to show baby can help. Otherwise it is a good shot.
     
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    When getting a book on PSE7 -stay away from the Dummie series. I bought the PSE5 Dummies book and frankly over half of it is about putting the photos on your PC organizing your photos. The parts for how to edit -are IMO really lame and not detailed enough.

    That bison baby is so adorable! I would have thought a huge bison would have a baby more the size of a calf. I just love the shots of the butterflies, cougar and snake....frog and turtles too.
     
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    Hi Carol, thanks for the info. I saw the one PSE7 for Digital Photographers ($50). I'm going to check on Amazon for better prices.
     
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    Dagwood, PSE7 for Digital Photographers (suggested in another thread) $31 shipped from Amazon.
     
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    Thanks, Sherry. :thumbup: I'll have a look at it.:D
     
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    Where are you Pa people from, I m right outside Reading. Great pics BTW...:D
     
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    I'm in Fleetwood. Which is North of Reading and about 10 minutes South of Kutztown. :D
     
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    Mishele
    Chester County on the edge of Lancaster.
    Thanks.
     
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    Love the butterflies and wolf!
     

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