Turtle Talker

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by Bifurcator, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. Bifurcator

    Bifurcator TPF Noob!

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    This old woman could actually talk to the turtles. And she did just that for about 45 min. while her daughter sat there in disbelief.

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    There are actually 5 or 6 turtles in view there but you can only see one good. And I don't now if any of them were talking back.
     
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    BTW, this is no crop, no processing at all, straight out of the Minolta A2 (fake SLR P&S) in through Adobe CameraRAW (I guess that's considered processing though :p), scaled to 36% and posted here. ;)

    Crits and comments always welcome!
     
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    Yes - an interesting topic and photograph

    But, you know, Doctor Doolitle is/was not the only human to communicate with animals - neither is the turtle alone amongst the animal species...
    Your dog, cat, hamster, snake: elephants, lions, whales fish... all animals with a "hearing" system can, and do, react to human speech...
    Perhaps they are attracted by the dulcit tones/vibrations/wavelength of soft, smooth speech - as they are alarmed/warned-off by shouts and screams...
    Now I will go out into the garden and soft-talk those damned caterpillars to stop eating my strawberries...
    Jedo
     
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    Hehe, good luck with that... I use Ammonium Nitrate... It kills or keeps away the snails and caterpillars and it makes HUGE dark red delicious strawberries!

    Thanks for the comment! Appreciated!
     
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    I like the image, it's well composed but it looks a little cold. I'm not sure but maybe a bit of adjustment to the white balance would give a brighter take on the scene.

    Overall good stuff though!
     
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    Good eye! I think you're right. Shortly after I posted it I said to myself: Dose that have a blue cast?

    I do that sometimes... Ask myself questions I already know the answers to - makes me feel smart when I answer myself. :D
     
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    The really strong point to me would be the subtle but bright color variation throughout the whole picture. It really gives it a subtle boost.
    As far as composition goes, (just to make sure you know, I'm not just new to the forums, but "only read my first composition article a few days ago" kind of new...
    A little more space above the daughter's head it seems to me could have been an improvement. I think just enough to bring that whole rock behind her into the frame, which I think would have created a nice diagonal of shapes between the rock and the two ladies. But then maybe that leaves too much open space in the top right. Or maybe not. I don't know. I'm not sure now. I guess that's what I get for trying to sound smart :D
     
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    Space above the head? Yup, agreed! And the alternative component to that is of course cropping off about 1/4 or 1/5 of the bottom of the image. You're right.

    I think I'll do a version with the blue cast gone and that's properly cropped for balance instead of being stubborn about keeping an ounce of texture that kills a pound of picture.

    Thanks!
     
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    whew... I sure hope that means I'm learning something :lol:
     
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    I dunno. And I'm not gonna answer that either. :taped sh: This is where I always get in trouble. :scratch: Saying stuff like: balance in shape, form, and color can't be taught. It's has to be experienced. We can only teach the terms to define and describe it. Oops! :crazy: I just did it again. Dang it! :madmad:


    :coffee:
     
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    King Mango TPF Noob!

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    Well I'm going on the assumption that you know more about it thatn I do. In which case I believe I'll take the agreement as validation for the hours spent at the monitor reading articles :coffee:
    Just let me have this one. Please. I need it. ;)
    I'm falling behind on packing today because I partied all night and am running on no sleep with a wicked all-day hangover. That was pretty dumb. Something today has to make me feel smart lol
     
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    Dude, you already got it... No need to even ask. You nailed it bro! ;) Seriously!
     

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