More animal portraits

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  1. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I not only photographed my friend's cockateels (not parakeets! I have learned something, Duckie, thanks to you!!!), but also another friend's guinea pigs. This is the best one:

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    While the cockateel portraits were shot indoors and with the on-camera flash only, these were taken in bright midday sunlight outside, and with the extended 300mm lense in the macro function (= extremely short DOF)
     
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    The picture has VERY strong shadows and highlights.... maybe tone them down some.....
    Other than that I like it! haha :D
     
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    Huge cute! haha ...
     
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    I wouldn't know how to get rid of the bright spots and deep shadows without losing the texture of the fur. Mind you, it WAS a brightest midday sun that was shining when I took these photos (this photo, since I'm only showing you this one :p). Don't you sometimes have to "live with what you got in the situation" - photographywise?
     
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    My favorite aspect of photography. Quite like 'jamming' (as the term goes in music) with your surroundings. I like the pick and that you just went with what was there. Now huge guinea pigs roam the earth.
     
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    Maybe next time just back off & use the lens at 300mm without macro. Might even the light out a bit & you should get about the same scene. More or less, you might have to crop. Still goona have the shallow DOF though. :)
     
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    Nice capture of the texture in the fur but the DOF a bit to shallow and the lightings quite harsh.
     

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