MS wildlife at inlaws

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  1. user3977

    user3977 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    well im still trying to take better shots and not really sure where im going sometime with what i am trying to do. one day i will get signed up at AP for some classes. let me know what you think of the beaver here and i will post up some of the deer latter when i find the card in my bags.

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    First off well done getting the shot - wildlife is never easy to capture! The shot also appears well exposde - though its slightly darker overall, there is evidence that the lighting on the grasses in the background might have cause overexosure in them had ou gone brighter - though there is a little possible (web compression makes it hard to tell) overexposure in these areas its acceptable

    Personally I think the problem with the shot is that the beaver is not standing out from his surroundings or background - infact he blends very well into his surroundings. This is very good for him, but not so good for you since it means that the shot appears cluttered and finding the point of interest is difficult. *unless of course, the shot is displaying an example of beaver camoflage ;)

    Personally I think there are several options that you can try to improve the shot:

    1) get closer - either yourself, the beaver or get a longer lens ;) Unfortuatly there is never a lens long enough for wildlife (its always just that little bit further off). A tigher crop to the shot would help foucs the attention on the subject

    2) better lighting - perhapse try and get the light to fall not on the background, but more onto the beaver. Evening or dawn lighting would work very well for this and not introduce the problems of shooting at the brighter parts of the day with overexposed highlights. ITs not something that you can directly change, though something to consider when shooting.
     
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    Not bad, but you need to be in closer. Also, try to shoot your subjects when they have some distance from the background so it can go out of focus and make your subject stand out.
     

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