Need some tips

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by DrunkenGiraffe, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. DrunkenGiraffe

    DrunkenGiraffe TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Australia
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I was hoping I could get some c/c on these bird photos. Most were cropped and I am wondering how I did? I felt like there were lots of different crops I could've done so I felt a bit lost. Also any general comments would be greatly appreciated.

    Nikon D5000 55-200 kit lens
    Taken about 11am and using AP mode

    1.f/6.3, ISO 250, 1/320 sec

    [​IMG]

    2.
    [​IMG]

    3. 1/160 sec
    [​IMG]

    4. 1/100
    [​IMG]

    5. f/5.6 1/320 sec Couldn't decide whether a tighter crop would be better here
    [​IMG]

    6. Also wondering what people's opinions to this one is. I quite like it because I feel it looks pretty moody.
    f/5.6 1/500 (I'm thinking I should've used a smaller aperture and a slow shutter speed?)
    [​IMG]


     
  2. aprhockey

    aprhockey TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2010
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Montreal
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    They are all a little underexposed, no? The only different suggestion I would have for cropping is in number 2. If possible I would leave space in front of the duck rather than behind. Viewers want to see where the duck is going, not where it has been. In general for people/animals you want to leave space to show where they are looking.
     
  3. DanFinePhotography

    DanFinePhotography TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2010
    Messages:
    680
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Redmond, OR
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    #4 and 5 the subjects seem to get a little lost on the trees. No really sure what you could have done to correct that. The majority of them look a tad underexposed,
     
  4. DirtyDFeckers

    DirtyDFeckers TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Messages:
    488
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Savannah, GA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I agree that they look a little underexposed... I do like the shots though, and with a little cropping and maybe editing, they could be very nice. I really like the idea of #1, the reflection really adds to the image. Keep it up and keep posting!
     
  5. KmH

    KmH In memoriam Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    41,401
    Likes Received:
    5,697
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    You're going to need to sharpen up your fieldcraft, or build a blind so you can get closer.

    200 mm won't cut it most of the time. Dedicated bird shooters like to use at least 400 mm lenses and 600 mm is usually the goal.
     
  6. DrunkenGiraffe

    DrunkenGiraffe TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Australia
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit


    So the photos should be closer to the birds? I would love a longer lens...however I know that isn't going to happen for a long time.

    I was able to get really close yesterday, how do they look?

    7.
    [​IMG]

    8.
    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page