So umm, What would make these better? Pretty sure I screwed this up.

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Damn flowers. I couldn't move em without scaring off the beast.
In my opinion it screws the entire shot up.
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So I sneaked all around the ravenous beast for a better angle and came right back with this.
I cooked each one a little different and still playing around in lightroom.
Additionally, I was just practicing and wanted to put the camera in my hands this afternoon.
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I agree with you on #1, I'd toss it. #2 is a keeper though, such a cool texture!
 

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I think #2 is excellent, his little claw almost looks fake.

Damn the flowers in #1.
 

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Toss 1 in the trash.

The purple/white part in #2 draws my eye pretty hard, but the subject is great.
 

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Yo buddy! Either crop #1 really tight on the head... or toss it! #2 rocks..... (doesn't belong in the BEGINNERS GALLERY! lol!) :)
 
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Toss 1 in the trash.

The purple/white part in #2 draws my eye pretty hard, but the subject is great.

Thanks Tyler, and everyone else.

This is what I came up with for the final version. I wanted to try to bring out the aqua color below the eye.


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NICE! I agree on the first one-crop tight or toss. The second one? Well, if that's messed up I'd have just plain f'd it up-really bad. Really really bad. GORGEOUS SHOT!
 
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NICE! I agree on the first one-crop tight or toss. The second one? Well, if that's messed up I'd have just plain f'd it up-really bad. Really really bad. GORGEOUS SHOT!

Thank you kindly ma'am. I try.
 

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Beginner.......BOO!! lol

Cute little guy......#2 nice shot.
 

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Definitely like #2. Not sure how you could tight crop #1 and make it usable (look good)?
 

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what on earth are you doing posting in the beginner's forum??

:lmao:

Don't you have a D4 on the way??

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LightSpeed said:
Thanks Tyler, and everyone else.

This is what I came up with for the final version. I wanted to try to bring out the aqua color below the eye.

This is a nice one. Did you try to get rid of the purple flower in the background right above his head?
 
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Definitely like #2. Not sure how you could tight crop #1 and make it usable (look good)?

You can't.
I don't like cropping, period.
You knock pixels off a potential print.
Pixels are not all that important for web shots, but with experience, you can still see a heavily cropped image even at 800x600 on a web shot.
Don't get me wrong, I'll crop and image slightly, but if I have to crop it down to 5 megapixels to make it look good, then it falls out of what I consider a usable image.
It also means that I failed and could have composed the shot better in the frame, in camera. OR miss the shot altogether, trying.
A fail is a fail in the end = 6 of one and a half dozen of the other.
 
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Beginner.......BOO!! lol

Cute little guy......#2 nice shot.

Yo buddy! Either crop #1 really tight on the head... or toss it! #2 rocks..... (doesn't belong in the BEGINNERS GALLERY! lol!) :)

what on earth are you doing posting in the beginner's forum??

:lmao:

Don't you have a D4 on the way??

:lol:


Oh boy..............here I am getting kicked out again with Gipson leading the charge.
I am adhering to the rules of the beginners forum!!!!!!!!!! Help!
I AM NOT THAT GOOD.

The D4 is just a camera. It won't make me any better, or worse, as it were.
Yes I might get a little bit better image quality, and considerably better high ISO quality......and.....well, nevermind.
It doesn't mean I'm a pro. It just means I'm going for the highest available image quality just in case I get a good shot here and there.

Can't I PLEASE stay in beginners? I won't cause any trouble.
I promise.
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