Sharing a few fun shots...

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  1. FattyMcJ

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    While on vacation in South Dakota, I visited Reptile Gardens and Bear Country USA. This is a sampling of some of the over 400 shots I got on the trip...

    All taken with a Sigma 105mm f/2.8 Macro lens. Prime lenses FTW!

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    Thanks for looking! Hope you enjoyed these as much as I did capturing them! :mrgreen:
     
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    Love the 1st one, all shots are good. Great Work :thumbup:
     
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    They're all pretty nice. I really like 1 and 2, and 6 is pretty neat too.

    I think some noise reduction on #4, especially above the snake will help it out. On #5 you could use some more contrast and maybe a bit less brightness.

    3's a cool shot too, I like the almost all brown palette.

    Good stuff. :cheers:
     
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    Holy. ****ing ****

    Wow

    That is all.
     
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    Thank you! :D

    Indeed, #4 would benefit from some NR, but for ISO 3200 SOOC RAW with only a crop for PP, it's not too bad IMO lol

    :scratch: Is that good or bad? lol



    Thanks for looking & commenting guys! :thumbup:
     
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    Very nice, love the detail in #1.

    Last one with the waterfall would benefit from a slightly longer shutter speed, or a faster speed. It is kind of in the 'bleh' zone for moving water where it is just blurred enough to make it seem kind of out of focus without the silky smoothness you get from a longer exposure. I like the composition though.
     
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    I like them all but i agree that #5 needs some contrast...the poor bear has no color.
     
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    i like 1,2 4 and 6. nicely done~!
     
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    Thanks for the comments! I wish I could have gotten a more "silky" look to the water. Heck, I wish I could re-shoot the waterfall, it's killer looking IMO! But, I didn't have a tripod with me at the park and (if I recall correctly) this was shot at about 1/60th ... much slower and I couldn't have gotten the rocks/foliage as sharp as it is, due to my shakey hands. :(

    Bah, yeah, see...this is what happens when you try to fix a botched "once-in-a-long time" photo. It was literally shot out of the window of the car, with the bear 6 feet from me, no fences, no protection...and I snapped the pic just as he looked at me and began to move. I rolled up that window and drove faster than I could think about exposure lol
     
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    Absolutely gorgeous shots! That lens is kick ass!!! :) I don't much care for the bear shot. But, something just seems..eh about it to me. Everything else, the composition is amazing! Awesome Job!!! :) Looks like a blast.
     
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    :thumbup:

    I like. :)
     
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    Fantastic series! Glad I stopped in and got to see these. I agree with the others, a bit more contrast on that bear.

    Good work! :thumbup:
     

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