Sunbathing

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  1. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    I got these shots today with my new lens, and I'm very happy with them and wanted to share. I did a little tweaking in photoshop for contrast, and to enhance the color, and USM of course.

    I've never seen so many turtles out sunbathing like this. There were probably 15 turtles on this little pond. It was so amazing. Anyway, here's the pics.

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  2. Harpper

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    Cool shots Matt. I see you are still testing out the lense for me. :wink: I like the first one again for the composition and of course the clarity is amazing.

    Sigma makes the same version of yours for my Nikon body. Basically the same lense but different mount. I actually found one for $145 compared to the $177 link you gave me, but it's on my "to get" list which maybe for along time. I have to start saving up again.
     
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    i foudna cannon one for 150... now i jsut need to come upw ith the 150 hehehe
     
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    Amazing clarity!
     
  5. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Very nice work, like #1 just little more that #2, also little disappointed about the sunbather :wink:
     
  6. Digital Matt

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    Thanks everyone :)

    Haha, you were expecting a different species of sunbather I take it? :p
     
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    Composition on the first is excellent, very nice picture.

    Amazing clarity on the second one, you can definitely tell it's a red-eared turtle. That's they kind you used to be able to buy in almost any pet shop. They were about an inch and a half long, bright green with a bright red spot on the side of their head.
     
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    How can the pictures be so clear like this?
     
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    My guess...

    1. Good lens
    2. Good camera
    3. Probably a tripod mount (or monopod, or some sort of bracing)
    4. Some skillful USM (unsharp masking) in photoshop.


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  10. Digital Matt

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    1. Well, Sigma 70-300 APO Super Macro II. (Decent lens :p)
    2. DRebel - great sensor, make your own judgement on the camera itself :p
    3. Tripod
    4. USM at 25%, 5 pixels, again at 300% 0.3 pixels, then, after resizing, 500%, 0.2 pixels. I may have done that last one twice after the resize. I had someone else tell me they were oversharpened, but I don't think so. I didn't see any artifacts.

    Thanks for lookin guys, and DrDan, thanks for the info. I didn't know what kind of turtles these were.

    Here's two more pics I took today. I thought I posted these already, but I guess not.


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    I love the first one, fucking rocks.
     
  12. photobug

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    Red Sliders! Man I don't know how I missed this post before. Those last 2 shots are super Matt, particularly the last one.

    I got 2 of these for my 4th birthday. One got away within the first 2 years. The other ended up at the San Diego Zoo 35 years later. Weird story. We were going to let it go at one of the local bird refuges, but Mom decided it needed to go to the zoo.

    We're all going "sure Mom, the San Diego Zoo wants our stupid turtle." Mom calls, the zoo says "bring it down & we'll check it out." Mom & Dad drove from WA to San Diego on the way to Phoenix and hit the zoo.

    They (the zoo staff) were amazed the turtle had survived that long. Other than a slight calcium deficiency that caused a dip in the edge of the shell above one right leg she was in perfect health. The zoo put her (always thought of it as a "he" for some reason) in quarantine for 45 days and put her in with the rest of the turtles on display.

    Sometimes life (& mothers) is just too weird for words. And now you know more than you ever imagined you wanted to. :lol:
     

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